Thursday was another Chamber of Commerce-type day, as nice warm weather continued over our area. Not much was taking place locally on the fishing scene; however, there were a few anglers fishing around the Texas City Dike, Seabrook/Kemah Channel and Galveston Ship Channel areas.
Crabbing still is excellent, with a nice haul reported from near Hillman’s on Dickinson Bayou.
On the fishing scene, Hector Torres and Sonya Covellion fished near the end of the Texas City Dike on Thursday and found the weather to be better than the fishing. Using dead shrimp for bait, they landed several hardheads, three croaker, three sand trout and a whiting. Torres said all of the fish were too small to keep for cooking.
Wednesday afternoon, Sam Pearson fished the wall at the Galveston Yacht Basin and landed four mangrove snapper, six sand trout and an undersized red. A large stingray got on his line and instead of getting it messed up in his landing net, he decided to cut the line. All of the fish were small but large enough to fry whole.
Some interesting news for flounder fishermen, the flatfish seem to be starting to move around the Clear Lake area. This is interesting because the annual movement usually begins in the upper reaches of Galveston Bay and its back bays.
We reported a good catch of flounder from the Clear Lake Shores area in Thursday’s Reel Report that took place Tuesday night. Now, Jonathan Carswell of League City found the flatfish to be biting around the docks along the upper part of the Seabrook/Kemah Channel on Thursday.
Carswell used live shrimp bottom bumped to land four keeper flounder and would have had a limit if one had not broke off while he tried to net it. Carswell said it was a good sign that flounder are thinking about their run to the Gulf.