FISHING REPORT By DOUG PIKE Beachfront – Galveston Fishing Pier reported good weather and water conditions early, which helped fishing. Catches on live shrimp included scattered speckled trout and a few pompano. Also some whiting taken on fresh shrimp soaked in shallow water. Cut bait thrown from the T-head produced bull reds and jack crevalle, both to 20-plus pounds. Late wind was strong from the east-southeast, which turned water choppy and sandy.
Eagle Point Fishing Camp reported fair trout action early Saturday on live bait or soft jerkbaits worked patiently over Hannah’s Reef. Also a few reds mixed with the trout. Waders working protected shorelines didn’t have much to show for their efforts. Wind increased through the day and was blowing 20 mph late afternoon.
Trout spotty, but there have been some decent stringers of fish to 4 pounds taken on soft plastics worked around edges of shell and over grass beds in 3-4 feet of water early. Redfish fair on gold spoons around bait along shorelines. Also a few fish on topwaters.
Kickapoo Marina reported excellent white bass action Saturday. Plenty of schooling activity noted; best bite on small lipless crankbaits or tailspin lures. Black bass steady on crankbaits or worms fished at 5-7 feet. Jugline catfish fair on fresh shad. Lake was in good shape; late wind kept open water a bit bumpy.
Old Park Lodge reported increased wind ahead of an approaching weather system, which chopped the lake and slowed fishing. Bass action best recently on worms soaked at 6-8 feet. Catfish excellent around the discharge on nightcrawlers. Forecast calls for showers today. Lake in good shape.
Black bass fair to 3 pounds early on shad-colored crankbaits or watermelon/red worms fished over humps at 8-12 feet. White bass continued good on jigging spoons worked over open-water humps in 17-22 feet of water. There was no update on crappie or catfish. Open water was choppy, but conditions were good.
Upper Texas coast
Winds will be southeast 20 to 25 mph today and southeast 15 to 20 mph Monday. Seas in deep water will be 6 to 8 feet today and 5 to 7 feet Monday. Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected today and Monday.
Lower Texas coast
Winds will be southeast 20 to 25 mph today and Monday. Seas in deep water will be 7 to 9 feet today and Monday.
Saturday’s Galveston beach water temperature was 72 degrees.
Highs 6:32 a.m., 2:36 p.m.;
lows 12:32 p.m., 10:59 p.m.
Highs 5:15 a.m., 1:19 p.m.;
lows 11:24 a.m., 9:51 p.m.
High 7:29 a.m.; low 11:38 p.m.
High 6:12 a.m.; low 10:30 p.m