Galveston Bay complex

Beachfront – Light to moderate wind shifting to the east/southeast upgraded fishing potential.

Tides were running at near-normal levels and the surf was sandy green along most stretches between High Island and Surfside.

Inshore water readings climbed into the low 70s following the unseasonable drop into the high 60s.

Recent pier catches included whiting, sand trout, gafftop catfish and redfish.

Warming, clearing currents pushed by southeast wind should bring jackfish, Spanish mackerel and speckled trout within reach.

Galveston jetties were reliable for redfish.

Ken Frazier reported limit catches with several oversized fish recently on large live shrimp fished near bottom.

Speckled trout were scarce along the rocks, but fishing should improve; mid-May traditionally is a good time for large trout on the jetties.

Galveston Bay complex

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