This has to be some of the nicest post-Thanksgiving weather that the Galveston area has experienced. Not only are the conditions ideal for outdoor activities but the fish are still biting.
Monday, a number of anglers decided to extend their weekend holiday and go fishing. For the most part the results were good, with a variety of fish being caught.
One of the more interesting reports came from Thomas Ferguson who read of the large number of red snapper being caught and released from around wells and platforms in federal waters. Ferguson and his neighbor Frank Jamail fished two wells within state waters and landed limits of red snapper along with large Gulf trout, hardheads and two small sharks. Only the snapper were retained.
The four-fish red snapper limit for both men came on squid and cut shad and the sizes ranged from just over 15 inches to 17 inches. Lots of smaller snapper were caught and released. Ferguson would not divulge which wells and platforms they fished, as he plans to return Wednesday.
While the offshore report was probably the most interesting, flounder continue to be caught and the sizes reflect a likely peak in this year’s run.
Marvin Askew was one of the anglers limiting out on flounder on Monday at Seawolf Park. Both of his fish were between 18 and 19 inches in length. Across the Galveston Ship Channel along the wall of the Yacht Basin and all around to the Galveston Ferry Landing, anglers were taking limits of flounder of all sizes.
Trout action continued to be good with Steve Becker of Texas City taking seven specks to 18 inches from the causeway area. Live shrimp was the bait.