Fishing Report Huston USA
Guide Butch Terpe reported steady catfish early at 20 feet, along the river channel, using cheese bait. Whites and hybrids were fair on small spoons trolled at 18-22 feet over main points. Black bass were spotty, but a few bites were found on deep-diving cranks or root beer Carolina-rigged worms at 10-15 feet.
White bass continued steady on small spoons trolled or jigged over humps in 14-20 feet of water. Black bass to 4 pounds were fair on small crankbaits or watermelon/red worms worked around boat docks. Trotline catfish were good to 18 pounds on live bait. Conditions were good.
Black bass were fair to 6 pounds on watermelon or motor oil worms at 6-12 feet around brush and grass edges. Also still a few fish early and late on jerkbaits or topwaters in backs of coves. No update on crappie or catfish. Late wind was light, and water was in good shape.
Galveston Fishing Pier reported trout to 7 pounds overnight on live whiting. Several limits were caught. Also Spanish mackerel, whiting and pompano were caught near shore, along with fair numbers of sharks taken on cut bait . Water was green to the beach under light wind late afternoon.
Guide James Plaag reported good fishing recently on soft plastics bounced over major shell reefs. There have also good reports recently of trout and the occasional redfish on live bait fished over ship channel spoil banks. Conditions were good overall, but increased wind in the afternoon turned the bay somewhat choppy.
San Luis Pass
Pass pier reported fair trout overnight on live bait or jigs. Best fish lately was 29 inches long, but the average is nearer 17 inches. Also a few sharks and bull reds during the day on cut bait. Water was somewhat sandy, and tide is carrying plenty of seaweed to shore.
Guides Chris Martin and Kris Kelley reported no reliable pattern during the past several days, although persistent fishermen are managing to rack up decent stringers of trout. Also a few redfish and flounder were caught along protected shorelines around active bait.
Upper Texas coast
Winds will be variable at 5 to 10 mph today, turning south-southwest at 5 to 12 mph Thursday and increasing to 7 to 15 mph late Thursday evening. Seas will be 1 to 3 feet in deep water today and Thursday. Conditions will be partly cloudy with the possibility of isolated showers today and Thursday.
Lower Texas coast
Winds will be east-southeast at 10 to 15 mph, turning south at 5 to 12 mph Thursday and increasing to 10-20 mph late Thursday. Seas for today will be 2 to 3 feet in deep water. Thursday seas will be 1 to 3 feet in deep water and increase to 2 to 4 feet when the wind picks up. It will be partly cloudy with a chance for showers today and Thursday.
Tuesday’s Galveston beach water temperature was 87 degrees.
High 11:37 a.m.;
lows 4:05 a.m., 6:33 p.m.
Highs 10:20 a.m., 11:35 p.m.;
lows 2:57 a.m., 5:25 p.m.
Highs 12:52 a.m., 11:39 a.m.;
lows 4:59 a.m., 6:50 p.m.
High 10:22 a.m.;
lows 3:51 a.m., 5:42 p.m.