FISHING REPORT Houston
Moderating wind allowed surf to drop along the upper coast. Water clarity was sandy-green and tides were running at near-normal levels. Galveston Fishing Pier reported good catches of redfish, whiting and sand trout. Redfish were fair off the Galveston and Surfside jetties; best baits were cut shad and mullet. Scattered speckled trout and Spanish mackerel were caught on live shrimp.
Galveston Bay complex
South-southeast wind provided fishable water clarity in many areas of the primary bays. Early-morning waders strung scattered trout in upper East Bay, Teakwood Marina reported. Topwater plugs and soft plastics were effective. Deeper reefs and shell pads remained go-to spots for boaters using live bait near bottom. Slicks in open water were productive for drifters.
The Gulf jetties were reliable for redfish on cut bait and finger mullet. Leeward bayshores were fair to good for speckled trout on topwater lures and soft plastics. Redfish were fair on spoons and topwaters in back lakes, especially during periods of higher tides. Mouths of cuts were productive during outgoing flow.
Choke Canyon Reservoir
Black bass were good, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reported. Topwater lures and spinnerbaits were effective early; drop-shot rigs, jig-trailers, and Texas-rigged plastic lizards caught fish along drop-offs in 15- to 25-foot water. White bass were steady on jigging spoons off main-lake points. Crappie were fair on live shiners over brush piles.
Black bass were fair early and late, Lake Fork Marina reported. Topwater lures, spinnerbaits and floating/diving lures were effective at dawn and dusk along edges of weed beds near channels. Night fishing with large plastics and spinnerbaits should improve as Sunday’s full moon approaches. The lake was clear in most areas.
Upper Texas coast
Winds will be south-southwest to south at 10-15 mph early today, increasing to 15-20 mph and decreasing to 10-15 mph on Thursday. Seas in deep water will be 3-4 feet today, increasing to 4-5 feet Thursday. Skies will be partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms both days.
Tuesday’s Galveston beach water temperature was 82 degrees.
High 4:18 a.m.; low 8:02 p.m.
High 3:01 a.m.; low 6:54 p.m.
Highs 4:31 a.m., 12:49 p.m.;
lows 9:31 a.m., 8:59 p.m.
Highs 3:14 a.m., 11:32 a.m.;
lows 8:23 a.m., 7:51 p.m