Galveston Fishing Pier reported fair catches of small sharks, gafftop catfish, whiting and sand trout.
The Surfside Jetty held fishable clarity on the Gulf and channel sides for rock walkers, but recent fishing traffic was light. Scattered speckled trout were caught on live shrimp and soft plastics.
Galveston Bay complex
Boaters anchoring over deeper reefs, spoil banks and well pads pecked away at scattered specks on live bait. Drifters working slicks caught mixed boxes of specks, sand trout and gafftop catfish.
Deeper reefs in Espiritu Santo Bay and San Antonio Bay were holding trout, reported guide Kris Kelley. Live bait and soft plastics were effective. Scattered redfish were working back lakes and sloughs, where spoons and topwater lures were effective.
Largemouth bass were fair to good, reported Lake Fork Marina. Topwater lures were effective during the first hour of light over edges of grass near drop-offs. Carolina-rigged plastics and deep-diving crankbaits were reliable off points and channels during mid-morning and late-afternoon hours.
Black bass were fair to good on Texas-rigged soft plastics and slow-sinking jerkbaits worked along edges of grass in 8- to 12-foot water. Crappie were fair on live shiners and small tube jigs over brush and off docks.
Upper Texas coast
Winds variable 5 to 15 mph today becoming north 10 to 20 mph Sunday morning. Seas in deep water 2 to 4 feet today becoming 3 to 5 feet this evening and Sunday. Partly cloudy skies with isolated showers and thunderstorms both days.
Friday’s Galveston beach water temperature was 87 degrees.
High 8:54 a.m.; low 12:21 a.m.
High 7:37 a.m.; low 11:44 p.m.
High 9:14 a.m.; low 12:52 a.m.
High 7:57 a.m.