A pattern of warm stable weather is prevailing around the Galveston area and, along with it, some excellent fishing is taking place. Tuesday, a south wind was taking over; however, most areas remained in fairly good shape.
Now, with the favorable conditions, who is catching what? Well, typically for September, there are not many anglers on the water during the week.
What we do know is that early morning action around the jetties and beach front continues on par with the conditions we are having. Still, the off-color conditions, which are improving, continue to hamper action.
East Bay should be a good spot; however, no reports have been received from that area in the last few days.
Carl Taylor has been finding some good action in the Clear Lake area on reds, croaker and flounder. Taylor keeps his boat at South Shore Harbour and fishes in the Clear Lake and Seabrook/Kemah Channel areas where he has had a lot of luck catching fish.
Earlier this week, he caught limits of slot reds along the shoreline between the Hilton Hotel and the bridge connecting Clear Lake to Lake Pasadena (formerly known as Mud Lake.) Flounders have been running along the docks and piers of marinas along the Seabrook/Kemah Channel, especially below the State Highway 146 bridge.
Offshore fishing continues in its summertime pattern, with pelagic fish continuing to be caught.
Sunday, the party boat Capt. John made a 10-hour trip to rigs east of the jetties. Their catch included 217 Atlantic spade fish, two Spanish mackerels and one each king mackerel, Dorado, ling, African pompano and bonnet head shark.