Fishing Report Galveston Bay By DOUG PIKE

Fishing Report By DOUG PIKE Houston Chronicle

Galveston Bay

Eagle Point Fishing Camp reported improved action across the board on Sunday. Good trout along the channel and at Hannah’s Reef in East Bay. Also some redfish from both places, as well as from Moses Lake. Conditions were excellent, and short-term forecast calls for more of the same.

Beachfront

Galveston Fishing Pier reported mixed strings of gafftop, whiting, pompano and flounder, as well as a few specks and Spanish mackerel, taken Sunday. One ling Saturday and another Sunday, both on cut bait cast from the T-head. Also plenty of speckled trout overnight, mostly on live bait. Water was green and calm under a light, variable wind.

Matagorda

Guide Mark Talasek reported good numbers of trout on live shrimp soaked over shell in West Bay. Also some trout to 25 inches in topwaters and Texas Trout Killer tails worked along protected shorelines. Flounder gigging good over sand near cuts. Conditions were good.

Offshore

Capt. John party boat out of Galveston reported good numbers of red snapper to 16 pounds, along with king mackerel, grouper to 35 pounds and ling to 30 pounds on a trip to the Heald Bank and V.A. Fogg. Best action as always on drifted sardines. Conditions were excellent.

Toledo Bend

Cypress Creek Marina reported continued good crappie at 8-15 feet on red/white maribou or Roadrunner jigs. Black bass improving on June bug or watermelon/red worms; also a steady bite on topwaters early. Stripers fair along Striper Alley on large bucktail jigs. Lake was in good shape.

Lake Livingston

Kickapoo Marina reported excellent white bass action on trolled spoons or jigging spoons fished over humps in 15-18 feet of water. Black bass fair on worms or bright-colored grubs worked tight to brush in 6-8 feet of water. Catfish good early along bulkheads on shad; also some fish to 50 pounds on trotlines. Crappie was slow. Late wind was light, and water was in good shape.

Lake Conroe

Black bass fair to 4 pounds on shad-colored crankbaits or June bug worms at 8-12 feet. Catfish spotty for a change, but some decent strings from baited holes along creek edges. No update on crappie or white bass, but both have been good.

Weather

Upper Texas coast

Winds will be easterly at 10 to 15 mph this morning, southeast 10 to 15 mph this afternoon and tonight and south-southeast 10 to 15 mph Tuesday afternoon and evening. Seas in deep water will be 2 to 4 feet today and Tuesday. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy today and Tuesday.

Sunday’s Galveston beach water temperature was 77 degrees.

Today’s tides

Galveston

High 1:09 p.m.; low 4:40 a.m.

Freeport

High 11:52 a.m.; low 3:32 a.m.

Tuesday’s tides

Galveston

High 1:19 p.m.;
lows 5:36 a.m., 8 p.m.

Freeport

Highs 12:02 p.m., 11:21 p.m.;
lows 4:28 a.m., 6:52 p.m.

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