Offshore fishing continues to be the place to catch fish, although some large trout are beginning to appear in the inshore reports.
Let’s take a look at the inshore reports first as Glen Erickson returned from a fishing trip on the Texas City Levee near Dollar Point with a 6-pound, 26-inch trout caught using live shrimp for bait.
The jetties were the spot where the next big trout was caught, and it was big enough to potentially send 13-year-old Colton Tarner into the lead in the STAR tournament STAR Teen Division. Tarner’s fish weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was caught using shad for bait. Roy Beck at West End Marina reported the catch.
James Able of Rockwall caught his largest trout ever, a 5-pound, 24-inch fish, while fishing around an old gas well just off Bolivar.
Able said most summers he has fished out of Port Isabel, which is known for its large trout, and, ironically, his first trip to fish Galveston Bay resulted in his personal-best trout. Live croaker was the bait.
Mark Miller hosted five of his employees on the charter boat Fine Fishing last weekend. A trip to the old Buccaneer Field area resulted in limits of king mackerel, a 33-pound ling and six Dorado in the 2- to 4-pound category.
Galveston’s Party Boat Operations had its fleet in the Gulf last weekend and returned with some nice fish.
The party boat New Buccaneer fished 30 miles out Sunday and returned with 153 lane snapper, 71 spadefish, 19 kings and a variety of other fish
The Capt. John fished 45 miles southeast of Galveston, where limits of red snapper were taken along with ling, bluefish, spadefish and kings.
Capt. Cody Carter has been finding action on redfish, stingrays, shark, gafftop and sand trout for his guests on the Cavalier.