Sunday was a great day to be in Galveston, as summerlike weather continued to prevail and visitors enjoyed a late season day of warm temperatures. Fishing, however, was on the slow side and that possibly could be attributed to the full moon.
During the light of the full moon, fish tend to feed at night and while it made for some ideal conditions for flounder gigging, that form of taking fish is out for the month of November.
Our only flounder reports came from the Texas City Dike and the mouth of Moses Lake, where it appears that the migration has reached those points.
Sandy Harrell and his family fished the Texas City Dike on Sunday and landed four flounder, two keepers and two throwbacks, using live shrimp fished on the bottom. Several good-sized croaker and sand trout rounded out their catch.
Cecil Hendricks found flounder stacked up around the mouth of Moses Lake where he caught and released at least seven while retaining his limit of two. Both fish were in the 16 to 18-inch range. Pearl Gulps were the baits.
Trout action is being reported by anglers fishing from kayaks in West Bay near the state park. One of the anglers, Johnny Serafino, said that the guts were the key, as the larger specks were moving in and out of the numerous guts in that area. Most of the fish were taken using a variety of artificial baits, mostly soft plastics.
Later this week, another cold front is on its way and should make contributions to the fall fishing scene once it passes.