Fishing Huston Report USA

Fishing Huston Report USA

Beachfront

Swell from Hurricane Wilma started filling in along the upper Texas coast. Surf was moderately rough, but water clarity remained green along many stretches. Inshore water readings were in the mid-70s.

Recent pier catches were highlighted by good numbers of large Spanish mackerel. Increasing surf and tide activity might trigger redfish runs.

Galveston Bay complex

Fishable clarity held in the primary bays, but gusting northeast wind hampered fishing in some areas. Scattered bird activity was reported in Trinity Bay, upper West Bay and lower West Bay.

Speckled trout and sand trout often were mixed, and afternoons were productive.

Shell reefs in 3- to 6-foot water remained reliable for specks on soft plastics or live shrimp, reported Teakwood Marina.

Flounder fishing was fair on live baitfish and shrimp in marsh cuts and passes during moving tides. Croaker were good on dead shrimp near the Galveston Causeway and Sea Wolf Park.

Small redfish were plentiful in coves in lower West Bay.

Port O’Connor

Trout were good in stable weather, reported Bay Flats Lodge.

Fish in the 18- to 22-inch class were following concentrations of mullet over reefs in 2- to 5-foot water. Topwater plugs were effective. Scattered redfish were mixed with the trout.

Back lakes also were holding reds for drifters using spoons and topwater lures.

Lake Fork

Black bass were good, reported Lake Fork Marina. Small fish were schooling in creek channels and in the mouths of coves. Swimming plugs, topwater lures and tailspinners were effective. Larger bass were taking soft plastics and deep-diving crankbaits off points. Crappie were reliable on minnows and small tube jigs over brush piles and under bridges.

Fork was approximately 3 feet below pool and holding good water clarity in most areas.

Choke Canyon Reservoir

Black bass were good, reported Calliham Store. Fish were taking spinnerbaits and soft-plastic jerkbaits along brushy drop-offs in 2- to 6-foot water early and late. Texas-rigged plastics and crawfish-pattern crankbaits were reliable off points and channels in 8- to 12-foot water. Crappie were good on live shiners over brush and along treelines in 8- to 15-foot water. White bass were fair on jigging spoons off main-lake points in 15- to 20-foot water.

The lake was approximately 2 feet below pool with fishable clarity in many areas.

JOE DOGGETT

Weather

Upper and lower Texas coast

Winds north to northeast at 20-30 mph this morning, increasing to 15-25 mph this afternoon and north at 20-30 mph tonight into early Sunday morning. Winds will diminish to 15-25 mph later Sunday morning into Sunday evening.

Seas in deep water 6-9 feet this morning, increasing to 7-10 feet this afternoon and tonight; 6-9 feet Sunday morning, subsiding to 5-8 feet Sunday afternoon and evening.

Fair to partly cloudy skies today and Sunday.

Friday’s Galveston beachwater temperature was 78 degrees.

Today’s tides

Galveston

Low 2:18 p.m.

Freeport

Low 1:10 p.m.

Sunday’s tides

Galveston

High 1:22 a.m.; low 3:23 p.m.

Freeport

High 12:05 a.m.; low 2:15 p.m.

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