It appears that fishing will be out, for the most part, over the next couple of days; however, the sacrifice likely will be worth it for anglers waiting for our fall fishing to get into full swing.
The cold front that is forecast to cross the upper Texas Coast this weekend will be the strongest, so far, this season and should drop water temperatures enough to ignite some excellent fishing.
Earlier this week, it appeared that a prefrontal bite was on, as anglers were finding excellent action from all around the Galveston area.
First, let’s go to East Bay were Donnie Edward and Tony Domm fished the north shoreline early Thursday and limited out on trout while stringing two reds and three flounder — a Texas Grand Slam for the anglers from Texas City. Gulps, Norton Sand Eels and Down South soft plastics were the baits. More than half of the fish were taken on the Norton Sand Eels in bone with chartreuse tails.
Jetty Joe at Galveston Bait and Tackle reported trout, reds and flounder limits at his cleaning table from anglers fishing West Bay, the causeway area and lower Galveston Bay. Live shrimp accounted for all of the fish.
Dean Silvers and Jeb Brave fished the South Jetty on Wednesday and caught six bull reds, tagging and retaining one and releasing the others. Three sheepshead, three trout to over 18 inches and a blacktip shark rounded out their catch.
Greg Hagerud and a guest fished the Galveston Harbor area Wednesday and landed six slot reds, sheepshead, flounder and two mangrove snapper. Live shrimp accounted for most of the fish; however, the flounder was attracted by a Gulp.