The sun finally appeared Wednesday afternoon and so did the fish.
In spite of low water levels, there was a flurry of action along the old Santa Fe Railroad Bridge on Wednesday. Sheepshead, puppy drum and sand trout accounted for most of the fish reported; however, there were a few specks in the mix and a lone flounder.
Tom Mixon and Sonny Paxton left Tiki Island in foggy conditions Wednesday morning and decided not to venture into lower Galveston Bay. Instead, they chose to fish the old railroad bridge and they were not disappointed.
Their catch after anchoring outside the bridge for three hours was numerous sand trout, retaining four in the 1.5 to 2-pound range, and four sheepshead, along with a flounder. Dead shrimp was the bait.
Another angler also found action at the old bridge. Carlos Mendez returned to the 61st Street Boat Ramp with a catch of two large sheepshead, four sand trout and two black drum. All of the fish were caught using live shrimp for bait.
Mendez said he visited with another angler at the ramp who caught five specks and a slot red from outside the Causeway Bridge. The angler did not mention what baits he used.
The causeway area, which includes the railroad bridge, is often a great spot to fish this time of year. For one thing it is an easy run from the Jones Lake Boat Ramp, Galveston Bait and Tackle and the 61st Street Boat Ramp at the new Jamail Bay Park.
Wednesday afternoon, more anglers were hitting the water while enjoying the warm sunshine, which had temperatures around Galveston hitting the 70 degree mark.