Houston USA Fishing Report

FISHING REPORT Houston USA

Offshore
Captain Elliot’s Party Boats of Freeport reported good fishing recently for red snapper over rocks and wrecks within 50 miles of the jetties. Good numbers of ling to 50 pounds and scattered king mackerel also were caught.

Beachfront

Galveston Fishing Pier reported that green water moved back onto the beach; catches included king mackerel, speckled trout, Spanish mackerel and gafftop catfish.

Galveston Bay complex

Light wind improved open-water potential on the primary bays. Guide Jim West reported good fishing for speckled trout under slicks in East Bay. Scattered birds were working. Piers in upper Galveston Bay near Bacliff and Kemah were good for trout under night lights, but most of the fish were small.

Port O’Connor

Trout were good in the primary bays, reported guide Lynn Smith. Drifters and waders using soft plastics caught fish in the 18- to 24-inch class over shell and grass. The surf near Pass Cavallo was good whenever green tides were within reach. Topwater plugs and soft plastics were effective.

Houston County Reservoir

Black bass were good, reported Crockett Family Resort. Fish to 5 pounds were caught on Carolina-rigged plastics in 8- to 12-foot water near drop-offs. Early mornings were best. Bream were good on nightcrawlers near islands, and crappie were good on live minnows in creek channels. The main lake was stained and the best water clarity was in coves and creeks.

Lake Livingston

Black bass were fair to good, reported guide Dave Cox. Spinnerbaits and Texas-rigged plastics were effective early and late in creeks on the northern end of the lake. Logs, rocks and cattails were holding shallow fish near drop-offs. Kickapoo Marina reported that white bass remained reliable on spoons over humps and roadbeds in the main lake, wind permitting.

JOE DOGGETT

Weather

Upper Texas coast

Winds will be east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph this morning, becoming southeast at 10 to 15 mph this afternoon through Thursday morning. Seas in deep water will be 1 to 3 feet this morning, 2 to 4 feet this afternoon and tonight, and building to 4 to 6 feet Thursday. Skies will be mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms today and Thursday.

Tuesday’s Galveston beach water temperature was 81 degrees.

Today’s tides

Galveston

Highs 12:59 a.m., 12:43 p.m.;
lows 6:39 a.m., 7:44 p.m.

Freeport

High 11:26 a.m.;
lows 5:31 a.m., 6:36 p.m.

Thursday’s tides

Galveston

Highs 2:41 a.m., 12:53 p.m.;
lows 8:04 a.m., 8:18 p.m.

Freeport
Highs 1:24 a.m., 11:36 a.m.;
lows 6:56 a.m., 7:10 p.m.
By JOE DOGGETT

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