FISHING REPORT Houston

FISHING REPORT
By DOUG PIKE
Beachfront

Galveston Fishing Pier reported sandy-green, choppy water throughout the day, which did anglers no favors. Scattered sharks to 40 pounds on cut bait cast from the T-head, along with short strings of sand trout, whiting and croakers on fresh shrimp.

Galveston Bay

Eagle Point Fishing Camp reported good numbers of trout to 4 pounds on live bait worked around Smith Point, Moses Lake and Dollar Reef. Also, the occasional redfish was taken from the same areas. Fishermen had to dodge thunderstorms much of the morning, and light rain continued in the afternoon.

M atagorda

Early storms kept most boats off the water. Brief lulls in the weather encouraged a few fishermen to test bay reefs, but most returned with little to show for the effort. East Bay reefs were holding fish before the weather change; action there should resume quickly once conditions settle.

Sam R ayburn

Guide Will Kirkpatrick reported good bass under recent overcast sky and low pressure. Bite is steady early on spinnerbaits or topwaters worked over submerged grass in 6-8 feet of water. Also fair action through the day on worms. Conditions were good overall, but runoff from recent showers might muddy creeks for the next few days.

Lake Livingston

Kickapoo Marina reported scattered showers and light traffic through the day, but persistent fishermen had fair numbers of white bass on small spoons trolled over deep humps. Catfish fair to 3 pounds on shad fished from piers and boat docks. Black bass spotty; best around main-lake boat docks on small crankbaits or worms.

Toledo B end

Cypress Creek Marina reported thunderstorms for the better part of the day. Water temperature has cooled from nearly 90 degrees into the low 80s. Result is a good topwater bite early and late over submerged grass. Also a fair bite on Texas-rigged black or tequila sunrise worms at 10-12 feet.

DOUG PIKE

Weather

Upper Texas coast

Winds southeast 10 to 17 mph today into Monday morning, increasing northeast 12 to 20 mph Monday afternoon. Seas in deep water 2 to 4 feet today, increasing to 4 to 6 feet Monday morning. Partly cloudy skies with scattered showers and thunderstorms both days.

Lower Texas coast

Winds southeast 12 to 20 mph today into Monday morning, increasing east to northeast 15 to 25 mph Monday afternoon. Seas in deep water 3 to 5 feet this morning, becoming 4 to 6 feet Monday morning and increasing to 7 to 10 feet Monday afternoon and evening. Partly cloudy skies with scattered showers and thunderstorms both days.

Saturday’s Galveston beach water temperature was 85 degrees.

Today’s tides

Galveston

High 4:16 a.m.; low 7:30 p.m.

Freeport

High 2:59 a.m.; low 6:22 p.m.

Monday’s tides

Galveston

High 5:03 a.m.; low 8:23 p.m.

Freeport

High 3:46 a.m.; low 7:15 p.m

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