Another great day around Galveston and, for a change, the fishing was fairly good. The sunny warm weather began attracting anglers late morning and those that were able to make it to the Texas City Dike, Moses Lake, Seawolf Park and the beach front enjoyed some fair action on a variety of fish.
Henry Mayes gave the only report from the Texas City Dike where he and his wife Ellen and grandson David Sartis fished close to the end of the dike and landed black drum, sheepshead, sand trout and croaker.
The family fished with pan fish rigs using fresh dead shrimp from Boyd’s One Stop to make their catch. Mayes did not mention how many of each species were caught nor anything about the sizes.
Cary Buffington and Stacey Batson took their jointly owned boat out for the first time this year and found everything still in good working order. During the exercising of their boat and engine, they stopped at the railroad bridge and Seawolf Park to test out the fishing. The railroad bridge and causeway areas turned up nothing; however, things were different at Seawolf.
Using dead shrimp for bait, the anglers caught three nice-sized sheepshead and a 22-inch black drum. Buffington said that they can hardly wait until the water warms about five degrees more.
In Tuesday’s Reel Report, we mentioned that sheepshead were caught on the channel side of Seawolf Park. A reader called in to ask if that was the Galveston Ship Channel side, and it was.
Reds were the bill of fare at Moses Lake, as Dean Henderson and Josie Sample landed five, one short of a two-person limit. The reds were all in the 21- to 23-inch size range and hit live shrimp fished under popping corks.
The Houston Fishing Show started Wednesday at the George R. Brown Convention Center and runs through Sunday. The show is a great place to mix with anglers of all levels of experience and view the latest in fishing tackle and related equipment.