FISHING REPORT – Beachfront Galveston Fishing Pier reported excellent water conditions. Several king mackerel Monday and Tuesday on cut bait, along with Spanish mackerel on live shrimp or spoons. Also lots of whiting on dead shrimp.
Guide Steve Soulé reported good numbers of trout to 23 inches on topwaters worked around active bait from dawn to 9 a.m. Best on bite on smaller baits, such as Super Spook Jr. Also scattered flounder and reds from the same areas.
Guide Kris Kelley reported good numbers of trout to 24 inches recently on live bait fished over shell and dropoffs. Scattered redfish on spoons or jigs fished in back lakes and along windy bay shores around bait.
Capt. John part boat reported mixed bags from the Heald Bank and other deep-water structure recently. Catches on cut bait and squid included lane snapper, bluefish, red snapper (to 12 pounds) and fair numbers of king mackerel (to 17 pounds).
Guide Debby Watson reported steady catfish to 3 pounds on chicken liver soaked over baited holes in 20-22 feet of water. White bass and hybrids steady around the same depths on small spoons trolled behind diving plugs. Lake is 8 inches low but in good shape overall.
Crockett Family Resort reported good numbers of bass, although most are small. Also some larger fish on June bug worms at 8-12 feet. Crappie good early on minnows at 4-5 feet. Bream steady on nightcrawlers at 6-8 feet. Lake is about 6 inches below normal level.
Black bass fair to 5 pounds on watermelon/red Carolina-rigged worms fished at 6-12 feet. Also still a few fish early on stick worms or small crankbaits.
Upper Texas Coast
Winds will be south to southwest at 7 to 12 mph today and Thursday. Seas in deep waters will be 2 to 3 feet and skies will be partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms both days.
Tuesday’s Galveston beach water temperature was 87 degrees.
High 11 a.m.;
lows 4:48 a.m., 6:26 p.m.
High 9:43 a.m.;
lows 3:40 a.m., 5:18 p.m.
Highs 1:56 a.m., 11:08 a.m;
lows 6:28 a.m., 7:10 pm.
Highs 12:39 a.m., 9:51 a.m.;
lows 5:20 a.m., 6:02 p.m.
By DOUG PIKE