FISHING REPORT Houston

FISHING REPORT
Beachfront
Surf was small and green to sandy-green under light to moderate east/southeast wind. Speckled trout were fair at night under lights from upper coastal piers. Other recent catches included redfish, gafftop catfish, sand trout, panfish and occasional pompano.

Rock walkers on the Surfside Jetty had fair success on trout and Spanish mackerel on live bait, Jetty Park Store reported. Both the Gulf and channel sides were holding fishable clarity.

Galveston Bay complex

Speckled trout were fair, and deeper reefs and well pads remained go-to choices in Trinity Bay, lower Galveston Bay and East Bay, Teakwood Marina reported. Boaters keying on slicks often found action. Live bait and soft plastics were effective during moving tides. Recent wading sessions were slow.

Port O’Connor

Trout were fair to good, guide Chris Martin reported. Waders working chest-deep water found steady early-morning action on fish to 3 pounds. Most were suspended at middle depths, and fishing slowed under the rising sun. Scattered redfish were taking topwater lures and spoons along grassy shorelines.

Laguna Madre complex

Trout were fair to good on live bait and soft plastics, Marker 37 Marina reported. Deeper grass flats and rocks remained good areas for fish in the 18- to 24-inch class. Redfish were fair along the west shoreline of the Laguna Madre. The Land Cut was reliable for trout, reds and drum for boaters using live bait along drop-off edges.

Lake Livingston

Black bass were fair, Kickapoo Marina reported. Texas-rigged plastics and spinnerbaits were effective on occasional fish in 5- to 12-foot water near logs and brushy drop-offs in creeks and coves. White bass were steady on spoons over main-lake humps and road beds, and light wind favored the open-water fishing. The Trinity River just above the lake also was holding whites.

Houston County Reservoir

Black bass were fair to good, Crockett Family Resort Marina reported. Soft-plastic jerkbaits caught fish early in 5- to 10-foot water along drop-offs and docks. Small crankbaits also were effective. Crappie were reliable on live shiner minnows over brush in 14- to 18-foot water. Bream were good on nightcrawlers off piers and along edges of grass beds.

Weather

Upper Texas coast

Winds will be northwest to variable at 5-13 mph today with seas in deep water at 1-3 feet. Tuesday winds will be southwest at 5-12 mph with deep-water seas at 1-3 feet. Skies are forecast to be partly cloudy with a small chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms both days.

Lower Texas coast

Winds will be variable to east-southeast at 5-13 mph today with deep-water seas at 1-3 feet. Tuesday winds will be variable to southeast at 5-15 mph with seas in deep water at 1-3 feet. Skies are forecast to be partly cloudy with a small chance for isolated thunderstorms late afternoon both days.

Sunday’s Galveston beach water temperature was 89 degrees.

Today’s tides

Galveston

Highs 7:05 a.m., 7:15 p.m.;
lows 12:28 a.m., 12:55 p.m.

Freeport

Highs 5:48 a.m., 6:02 p.m.;
low 11:47 a.m.

Tuesday’s tides

Galveston

Highs 7:19 a.m., 8:55 p.m.;
lows 1:14 a.m., 1:48 p.m.

Freeport

Highs 6:02 a.m., 7:38 p.m.;
lows 12:06 a.m., 12:40 p.m.
By JOE DOGGETT
Houston Chronicle

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