The party boat, Capt. John, reported fair fishing during recent trips 30 to 50 miles off Galveston. Half-limits of snapper to 12 pounds and scattered king mackerel to 25 pounds were caught. Most of the kings struck free-lined sardines.
Galveston Fishing Pier reported weekend catches of king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, jackfish and speckled trout.
Galveston Bay complex
Spoil banks and shell pads in lower Galveston Bay were consistent for speckled trout on live bait and soft plastics, reported Teakwood Marina. Boaters near the causeway caught specks and sand trout. Early-morning anglers had fair success on specks and occasional redfish under slicks in East Bay. Pier and dock lights were consistent for small trout at night in upper Galveston Bay and in various subdivision canals in West Bay.
Black bass were fair to good on soft-plastic jerk baits twitched along dropoff edges of weed beds in 6- to 15-foot water. Scattered fish were active on top at dawn and dusk; buzzbaits and weedless frog-imitation lures worked over grass mats were effective.
Toledo Bend Reservoir
Black bass were fair to good on Carolina-rigged plastics and jig-eels on dropoff edges of grass and off main-lake points in 8- to 15-foot water. Topwater lures and spinnerbaits caught scattered fish early and late near shallow dropoffs. A few flurries of midday surface schooling were reported by several anglers but the fish were hard to pattern.
Upper Texas coast
Winds will be east-southeast to south-southeast at 5 to 15 mph today. Seas in deep waters will be 1 to 3 feet today and to 2 to 3 feet Tuesday. Skies will be partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms both days.
Sunday’s Galveston beach water temperature was 87 degrees.
Highs 10:27 a.m.; 9:35 p.m.;
lows 2:46 a.m., 4:53 p.m.
Highs 9:10 a.m., 8:18 p.m.;
lows 1:38 a.m., 3:45 p.m.
Highs 10:46 a.m., 11:48 p.m.;
lows 3:42 a.m., 5:40 p.m.
Highs 9:29 a.m., 10:31 p.m.;
lows 2:34 a.m., 4:32 p.m.
By JOE DOGGETT