Mild, sunny weather was in store for anglers Saturday and, while it still is a bit chilly to be on the water, scattered catches of fish were reported.
Jetty Joe, Galveston Bait and Tackle, reported a pair of anglers from Santa Fe named Bob and Gloria landed five trout to three pounds, and four sheepshead while fishing the causeway area Saturday.
Live shrimp was the bait.
Nelson Brinkley found Yates Bayou to be the spot for reds early Saturday as the angler from Crystal Beach caught seven, two keepers and five throwbacks, while wade fishing and using Corkies for bait.
Brinkley said he was after a big trout; however, no trout were to be found, and his consolation prize of two reds was not bad at all.
Both fish were 24 inches in length.
Scott Marshall and Perry Brown had a ball catching pan fish in the diversionary canal near Santa Fe.
Dead shrimp fished on two-hook panfish rigs landed whiting, black drum and sand trout.
Capt. James Plaag, Silver King Adventures, said that he has been pickin’ and peckin’ at the weather lately; however, last Friday he found big trout while wade fishing mud flats. Plaag used red shad and slammin’ chicken Bass Assassins to land a limit of trout to 27 inches.
Plaag found the tail end of the outgoing tide to be best and reported the water temperature to be a cold 50 to 53 degrees.
Thursday afternoon, John Hancock and Farley Edwards headed out to the tower located a few miles off of the beach front to try for red snapper in state waters. They fished the tower and two platforms all within the 9 nautical mile range of shore and did not get a hit. Squid and cut mullet were the baits, and Hancock felt that the fish must have had lockjaw as he knows that those structures hold fish.