Fishing Report Houston USA

FISHING REPORT Offshore Prior to the wind picking up, Craig Hanis of Houston reported outstanding action on king mackerel while slow-trolling with sardine-baited jigs around several rigs near Galveston. The trip was topped by a 49-inch ling. He added that an orange/white skirt out-fished a blue/green shirt.

Beachfront

Increasing south wind bumped the surf and stirred sandy currents along some stretches. During “green to the beach” conditions, Galveston Fishing Pier reported limit catches of Spanish mackerel to five pounds, plus several king mackerel. One tarpon was hooked and lost after three jumps.

Ray Crawford put a kayak in the surf along lower West Beach but reported spotty action.

Galveston Bay complex

Fishable water held along leeward shorelines. Guide Darryl Menard reported recently boxing good numbers of speckled trout in the two- to thee-pounds class while drifting fish slicks over reefs in 4- to 6-foot water in East Bay. Morning incoming tide was most productive. Menard said scattered birds were working over small trout.

Lake Livingston

White bass were fair to good in Harmon Creek, reported guide Dave Cox. Fish to two pounds were caught while trolling small swimming plugs in 8- to 12-foot water at midday. Black bass were fair on Texas rigged seven-inch plastics around logs and brush in shallows near creek channels.

Lake Fork

Black bass were fair to good, reported Lake Fork Marina. Soft-plastic jerk baits rigged with small split shot were effective twitched along edges of grass in 8- to 12-foot water. Carolina-rigged plastics and deep-diving crankbaits caught fish over humps in 18- to 22-foot water. Crappie remained fair on minnows.

Toledo Bend Reservoir

Black bass were fair, reported Cypress Creek Marina. Spinnerbaits, crankbaits and swimming plugs were effective along edges of grass in 8- to 12-foot water. Topwater action was fair early and late. Fish holding near bottom off deeper points were taking soft plastics. Crappie were reliable on minnows and jigs over brush and along edges of grass.

JOE DOGGETT

Weather

Upper Texas coast

Winds will be south to southwest at 15 to 25 mph today and southwest at 10 to 15 mph on Tuesday. Seas in deep water will be 6 to 8 feet today and 3 to 5 feet Tuesday afternoon. Skies will be mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms today. Partly cloudy skies and isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected Tuesday.

Sunday’s Galveston beach water temperature was 81 degrees.

Today’s tides

Galveston

Highs 12:11 p.m., 10:53 p.m.;
lows 4:12 a.m., 6:54 p.m.

Freeport

Highs 10:54 a.m., 9:36 p.m.;
lows 3:04 a.m., 5:46 p.m.

Tuesday’s tides

Galveston

High 12:30 p.m.; lows 5:22 a.m., 7:14 p.m.

Freeport

High 11:13a.m., 11:42 p.m.; lows 4:14 a.m., 6:06 p.m
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA

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