Houston USA Fishing Report

HUNTING/FISHING REPORT
Lake Livingston
Kickapoo Marina reported steady white bass action for a light crowd of anglers on the lake Friday and Saturday. Best bite on small spoons trolled over the Highway 190 roadbed. Jugline catfish steady on live bait soaked in channels.

Lake Conroe

Black bass slowed Saturday behind the passing norther, which brought high pressure and increased wind to the lake. Fishing was steady before the change on worms or bass-colored crankbaits bounced patiently around deeper boat docks. Catfish excellent on dough bait or shrimp soaked in baited holes.

Galveston Bay

Eagle Point Fishing Camp reported tough fishing Saturday because of north wind to 20 mph associated with the passing cool front. Light crowd on the water early returned with scattered panfish and the occasional flounder from Moses Lake and Dickinson Bay, but few anglers caught enough fish to justify the effort.

San Luis Pass

Pass pier reported fair numbers of flounder taken on live bait. Also some decent strings of croaker on fresh shrimp, along with the occasional redfish on cut mullet or menhaden.

Hunting

Guide Jim West reported continued good dove hunting in and around large bean fields near Anahuac. Also some isolated pockets of doves west of Houston midweek, but outfitters expected those birds to continue their southward migration with Saturday’s north wind. Specklebellies continue to find roost ponds and reservoirs on the Eagle Lake and Lissie Prairies. Also some good concentrations of ducks building in the region.

DOUG PIKE

Weather

Upper and lower Texas coast

Winds north to northeast 15 to 22 mph this morning and afternoon, increasing to 20 to 30 mph this evening, north 25 to 35 mph tonight into early Monday morning. Seas in deep water 6 to 9 feet this morning, increasing to 7 to 10 feet this afternoon, 8 to 12 feet this evening and tonight, 6 to 9 feet Monday morning. Fair to partly cloudy skies today and Monday.

Saturday’s Galveston beach water temperature was 76 degrees.

Today’s tides

Galveston

High 1:22 a.m.; low 3:23 p.m.

Freeport

High 12:05 a.m.; low 2:15 p.m.

Monday’s tides

Galveston

High 2:15 a.m.; low 4:35 p.m.

Freeport

High 12:58 a.m.; low 3:27 p.m
By DOUG PIKE
Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle

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