FISHING REPORT Houston

FISHING REPORT – Huston

San Louis Pass

Pass pier reported fair numbers of trout overnight on live bait, but fish were skittish because water was unusually clear. Also a few trout to 3 pounds in the morning. Scattered sharks and jacks on cutbait, and at least one tarpon hooked since Friday night. Conditions were excellent.

East Bay

Guide Jim West reported good trout action recently on soft plastics bounced patiently over deep shell. Best fish crowded 27 inches, and average was nearly 20 inches. Also a few reds from the same areas. Waders scratched out short strings of trout at first light, but extreme heat moved trout to deep water once the sun rose.

Trinity Bay

Trout and reds good recently on live bait fished beneath corks or soft plastics worked over deep shell. Heavy boat traffic has fish spooky in the most crowded areas; some of the best strings caught Saturday were taken early afternoon, after many boats were off the water.

Matagorda Bay

Slick-calm surf was loaded with fish according to several reports. Specks and Spanish mackerel were best on live shrimps or spoons. Also excellent numbers of whiting on fresh shrimp. Action was as good in the first gut as in the second and third. Conditions were good all day.

Lake Livingston

Kickapoo Marina reported excellent numbers of white bass taken on small spoons trolled or jigged over traditional late summer holds. Black bass, crappie and catfish generally slow for the few anglers who chased them. Late wind was light, and water was in good shape.

Lake Conroe

Catfish fair to 2 pounds on shrimp or chicken liver soaked in baited holes along main channels. Black bass fair at best on June bugs or motor oil worms soaked at 8 to 14 feet. No update on hybrids or white bass. Lake was in good shape.

Toledo Bend

Black bass fair to 4 pounds at dawn on topwaters or spinnerbaits, but the bite shut down quickly in full daylight. Crappie fair on minnows soaked over deep brush overnight and early. No update on catfish or stripers. Conditions were good.

Weather

Upper Texas coast

Winds will be south-southwest 5 to 13 mph today with deep-water seas in the 1- to 3-foot range. Monday winds will be south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph with deep seas in the 2- to 3-foot range. Partly cloudy turning mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms late this afternoon into evening, and mostly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms Monday.

Saturday’s Galveston beach water temperature was 88 degrees.

Today’s tides

Galveston

Highs 7:38 a.m., 5:14 p.m.;
low 12:30 p.m.

Freeport

Highs 6:21 a.m., 3:57 p.m.;
lows 11:22 a.m., 11:11 p.m.

Monday’s tides

Galveston

Highs 7:51 a.m., 6:22 p.m.;
lows 12:19 a.m., 1:07 p.m.

Freeport

Highs 6:34 a.m., 5:05 p.m.;
lows 11:59 a.m., 11:37 p.m.

By DOUG PIKE
Houston Chronicle

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