We were hoping that anglers would hit the water last weekend and give some feedback as to what is out there and biting.
While not many fishermen were out Saturday and Sunday, enough were on the water to give us a good indication of what is out there.
If you enjoy sheepshead, the jetties are holding a lot of the jailbirds, and some big ones at that.
Drum of all sizes are there as well, and the fishing is just going to get better during the next several weeks.
Bulldog’s Bait Shop reported an excellent catch by the Charles Lamb family of Bryan.
The family fished with Capt. Jason Woods, Rod Bending Charters, and landed 40 sheepshead to 5 pounds while retaining 10. Eight black drum to 50 pounds were caught and released, along with four puppy drum that were retained.
The action took place at both the North and South jetties, using crab and live shrimp for bait.
Seth Moore and his girlfriend Brandy Ellisor fished near the North Jetty Boat Cut early Sunday and landed eight sheepshead ranging from 2 to 6 pounds. Dead shrimp was the bait.
Fred Hicks fished from his father’s boat, docked at the Galveston Yacht Basin, and the 7-year-old caught three sheepshead and two large sand trout using peeled shrimp for bait.
The party boat Capt. John made a 12-hour run to the vicinity of the old Buccaneer Field on Saturday where Capt. Johnny Williams placed his anglers into action as a full boat limit of red snapper to 16 pounds was caught. Gulf trout to 3 pounds were also caught.
Tom Kwielinski and his son Shane were on board and they caught eight Gulf trout to 3 pounds, along with their limits of red snapper.
This week looks to offer some mild weather for fishermen, and anyone desiring sheepshead should be able to find the popular fish all around the jetties and Galveston Ship Channel.