FISHING REPORT By DOUG PIKE
San Luis Pass
Pass pier reported excellent water conditions most of the day, with visibility nearly to the bottom late afternoon. Daytime catches included speckled trout to 24 inches and good numbers of Spanish mackerel on live bait. Also quite a few whiting taken on fresh shrimp, as well as a few sharks on cut bait.
Surfside jetty was crowded Saturday, but patient anglers throwing live shrimp took home a few trout. Also some larger specks, to 6 pounds, taken recently on piggy perch fished near the end of the rocks. Other catches included panfish, Spanish mackerel, sheepshead, jacks and one ling estimated at 30-plus pounds.
Heavy boat traffic hurt overall action on shell reefs, but anglers targeting big trout on shorelines had a few fish to 27 inches. Scattered trout and reds through the day on soft plastics worked around active bait. Also a few flounder on live bait
Cobia to 70-plus pounds good, according to a report from Scott Alford, who also had a 60-pounder on the boat Saturday. Good numbers of red snapper to 6 pounds being taken over structure in deeper water by anglers soaking sardines or jigs from private boats and charters.
Cypress Creek Marina reported good numbers of crappie on light red/white jigs worked along grass edges in 10-12 feet of water. Black bass tough, but a few small keepers and throwbacks on worms worked off points at 8-14 feet. Bream good on minnows or crickets in shallow brush and grass.
Catfish fair to 3 pounds on chicken liver or shrimp soaked in baited holes along the river channel. White bass good on jigging spoons at 18-24 feet. Crappie continued steady on minnows or pink/white jigs fished in 12-14 feet of water. No update on black bass. Late wind was light, and water was in good shape.
Bass fair to 5 pounds on electric blue worms fished at 5-8 feet. Also a few fish at first light on topwaters or spinnerbaits over shallow ridges and humps. Catfish steady along channel edges and around the discharge on cut bait or shrimp.
Upper Texas coast
Winds will be northerly at 10 to 15 mph this morning, becoming variable 5 to 10 mph this afternoon, then northeast at 10 to 15 mph tonight, easterly at 10 to 15 mph Monday morning, and southeast at 10 to 15 mph Monday afternoon. Seas in deep water will be 1 to 3 feet today and 2 to 4 feet Monday. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms both days.
Saturday’s Galveston beach water temperature was 77 degrees.
High 12:57 p.m.; low 3:43 a.m.
High 11:40 p.m.; low 2:35 a.m.
High 1:09 p.m.; low 4:40 a.m.
High 11:52 a.m.; low 3:32 a.m.
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