Anglers fishing the surf near San Luis Pass found some excellent action on a variety of fish early Sunday. Trout, reds, black drum, jack crevalle, sharks, lady fish and blue fish were reported by waders in the water at daybreak.
Perry Hess and Jean Ann Sample used live shrimp and live piggy perch fished under popping corks to land stringers of trout, black drum, Spanish mackerel and bluefish. Several small sharks were caught and released along with a good-sized jack crevalle. The catch came from the Galveston side of the San Luis Pass.
Tony Collins fished in sight of the bridge toll house and caught trout, sharks, lady fish and Spanish mackerel. After his pint of live shrimp depleted, he switched to curly tail soft plastics and landed three more Spanish mackerel.
Dean Silvers took his son Ben and Stephen Schneider to the short rigs approximately 15 miles from the jetties where they got into hot action on mackerel. Twelve kings were landed along with two large Spanish mackerel. Six of the kings were released as the limit is two per person.
The end of the South Jetty, Gulf side was productive for sharks, Spanish mackerel, bull reds, oversized black drum, ladyfish and Gulf trout. Henley Morris reported landing the catch during his morning of fishing near the old lighthouse.
Red snapper continue as a given for two-fish limits for anglers fishing 20 or more miles offshore.
Glen Cole and two guests from Fort Worth fished 30 miles out of San Luis Pass on Sunday where they limited out on red snapper. Lots of kings were caught and released along with sharks and spade fish.
The party boat Capt. John made a 60-mile trip Saturday and returned with six kings, two ling, 20 vermilions and a boat limit of red snapper to 13 pounds.