Fishing continued to be sporadic around the Galveston area Sunday, with a few catches reported. Monday was a blowout with strong east winds that had the water levels over many docks and piers.
Among the action on Sunday were reports of catches of sheepshead, sand trout, black drum and flounder.
We will start with Capt. Mike Segall’s report from his Reel Threel Charters. Sunday, he hosted two anglers from Montana and placed them on fish in the Freeport area. Their catch while enduring a cool east wind and cold water included six flounder and sheepshead along with several sand trout. Free-lined live shrimp was the bait.
Closer to Galveston, Sims Eldridge and Connie Stallings fished Chocolate Bayou Sunday afternoon late and landed five reds, three throwbacks and two slots using live shrimp fished under a popping cork. The action took place along grass lines above the FM 2004 Bridge.
The Galveston Causeway area produced a few sheepshead and puppy drum for anglers using live and dead shrimp for bait. Pat Cox and his two sons fished the railroad bridge using dead shrimp fished on the bottom and landed three sheepshead, with the largest measuring 17 inches, along with three drum, one puppy and two undersized, that were released. The catch was made between 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Our hard luck story of the day came from Butch Morrison, who spotted a lot of fish in a feeding frenzy under his dock lights Sunday night. Morrison quickly ran to his storage shed to get his rod and reel only to discover that his son had not returned it after borrowing it for a trip to Sabine Lake last week. Morrison said that you cannot imagine the frustration of watching all of those fish devouring glass minnows and not having his equipment to join in the fun.