FISHING REPORT Houston
Galveston Fishing Pier reported plenty of small sharks through the day, best on cut bait cast off the T-head. Also fair numbers of gafftop on white squid but little else checked through the day. Wind was from the south-southwest at 18-22 mph.
Lighted Pier reported only a few fishermen on the boards through the day, and no good catches checked across cleaning tables. Strong wind and choppy, off-color water did holiday anglers no favors, and forecast calls for more of the same today.
Increased southwest wind turned much of the bay bumpy and sandy, which reduced boat traffic and shortened stringers of anglers who took a chance. Scattered trout and the odd redfish on live bait over shell reefs and along protected shoreline, but fishing was a disappointment for most.
Fishermen willing to get out early or stay out late had fair numbers of bass to 6 pounds on shad-colored crankbaits or June bug Carolina-rigged worms at 8-12 feet. Catfish steady over baited holes, but daytime boat traffic shut down the bite in busier areas. No update on crappie or white bass. Lake was in good shape.
Cypress Creek Marina reported light rain to accompany a loud thunderstorm that passed overnight. Anglers on the water through the night had fair numbers of bass on black worms, but fish seemed spooked and shut off by the thunder and lightning. Stripers have been schooling around the dam when generators are in operation, best on jigs or live bait. Catfish good over baited holes in 18 feet of water. Bream good on nightcrawlers around docks and piers. Surface temperature in the mid- to high 80s.
Black bass fair in the hour on either side of dawn on topwaters or spinnerbaits worked over grass in 5-8 feet of water. Also some fish early on worms along edge of same grass beds. Catfish fair to 4 pounds on shad or chicken liver soaked patiently along creek edge. Conditions were good.
Upper Texas coast
Wind south 10-17 mph this morning, south 10-18 mph this afternoon and evening wind decreasing south-southeast 8-15 mph Tuesday. Seas in deep water 3-4 feet this morning and afternoon, increasing 3-5 feet this evening, continuing overnight. Sea decreasing 3-4 feet Tuesday. Partly cloudy both days with isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday’s Galveston beach water temperature was 89 degrees.
High 6:34 a.m.; low 9:55 p.m.
High 5:17 a.m.; low 8:47 p.m.
High 7:10 a.m.; low 10:34 p.m.
High 5:53 a.m.; low 9:26 p.m.
By DOUG PIKE