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FISHING REPORT

Beachfront
Galveston Fishing Pier reported continued fair numbers of specks under the lights, best on live bait but also a few fish on jigs. Daytime catches midweek included scattered flounder and redfish on live shrimp and cut bait, respectively. Water was in good shape Wednesday under a south wind at 12-15 mph.

Galveston Bay

Eagle Point Fishing Camp reported good numbers of reds and trout from Todd’s Dump and near Redfish Island. Best catches on live croakers or shrimp. Also some specks on croakers over ship-channel spoil banks. Water was slightly choppy but otherwise in good shape.

San Luis Pass

Pass pier reported slightly murky water and more problems with seaweed on Wednesday. Scattered specks overnight, still best on live bait, along with a few Spanish mackerel during the day on shrimp or chrome spoons.

Port Aransas

Redfish steady on topwaters or jigs worked around active bait on grassy shorelines. Trout spotty, but a few fish on topwaters early along edges of grass. A few small tarpon were hooked on live finger mullet at the jetties this past weekend. Conditions were good.

Toledo Bend

Low water has caused closure of several boat ramps, said guide Greg Crafts, and black bass action has been slow. Scattered fish early and late on deep-diving crankbaits or worms, but virtually no bite during the day. Crappie fair at 16-25 feet over brush. White bass schooling sporadically in the mid-lake area.

Lake Livingston

Kickapoo Marina reported only a few boats on the water Wednesday. White bass have been steady lately in traditional late-summer channels. Black bass fair on worms or crankbaits around shoreline structure. No update on catfish or crappie. Bream fair on nightcrawlers worked around docks and piers.

Lake Conroe

Black bass fair to 5 pounds through mid-week on June bug or motor oil worms fished along dropoffs at 8-14 feet. Also a few fish on shad-colored crankbaits. Catfish somewhat spotty, but still some good strings on chicken liver soaked in baited holes. No update on crappie or hybrids.

DOUG PIKE

Weather

Upper Texas coast

Winds will be southerly at 5-12 mph this morning, increasing to 8-15 mph in the afternoon and through the day on Friday. Seas will be 1-3 feet today and Friday. Skies should be partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms.

Lower Texas coast

Winds will be south-southeast at 12-20 mph today and Friday. Seas will be 3-5 feet both days. Expect partly cloudy skies with isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Wednesday’s Galveston beach water temperature was 87 degrees.

Today’s tides

Galveston

Highs 1:40 a.m., 3:11 p.m.
lows 7:46 a.m., 11:32 p.m.

Freeport

Highs 12:32 a.m., 2:03 p.m.
lows 6:29 a.m., 10:15 p.m.

Friday’s tides

Galveston

Highs 2:04 a.m., 4:04 p.m.
low 7:10 a.m.

Freeport

Highs 12:56 a.m., 2:56 p.m.
low 5:53 a.m.

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