Galveston Fishing Report – Spring is Here and Fishing is Hot

Water Temps

Galveston Causeway:  69.1 F

Eagle Point:  70.2 F

Galveston North Jetty:  67.8 F

San Luis Pass:  69.1 F

USCG Station Freeport:  67.3 F

22 Nautical Miles East Galveston Buoy:  67.1F

The Galveston Fishing Report could not be much better right now.  Spring Break is under way on Galveston Island, and our Spring Breakers are slamming the fish.  Bay Snapper, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, Sharks, and even Pompano are showing up on our Galveston Fishing Charters.  When the Jack Crevalle show up… Great things are on the horizon for Fishing in Galveston.  This past week Captain Greg was filming a Bay Snapper show with Barry Stokes for Fox Southwest and the Jacks showed up.  Barry hooked two Jacks, and as they finished up the shoot – a huge school of Jacks surfaced and was crushing shad!  This means water temps are on the rise, and some real neat things will begin to happen along the Galveston Jetties and into Galveston Bay.  One thing is certain… when the jacks show up, our Galveston Shark Fishing Charters will be heating up soon.

Full Limits to near full limits of Bay Snapper have been the norm this past week on our Galveston Jetty Fishing Charters.  We are using live shrimp free-lined along the North and South Jetty.  While fishing for the Bay Snapper, we are also sticking a few specks and slot reds.  The Bay Snapper are in the middle of their annual spawn, and not only are these fine fish great fun to catch… they are even better table fare!  Grilled, fried, baked, or fresh ceviche – Bay Snapper are one of the most favorable fish to eat from Galveston Bay.  Big Black Drum are also still running, and we are using cracked crab fished on bottom for these beasts.

The Back Lakes and Marshes of Galveston are also heating up.  Our Galveston Fishing Guides are targeting drop offs and drains in the marshes.  Lots of red fish are in these areas.  Many of the reds are just under the legal-size limit to keep, but they sure are great fun to catch, photo and release.  In the mix are also some solid speckled trout and flounder.  These areas are also excellent for Galveston Family Fishing fun with young children.  Our Kid Friendly Galveston Fishing Guides really enjoy fishing these areas with beginners and young kids.  This past week the go to bait in these areas is live shrimp fished under a popping cork. 

 

Our Galveston Flounder Gigging Charters will be heating up this next month as we ease into the month of April.  Winds usually begin calming down, and water clarity will improve.  A Galveston Flounder Gigging Trip is definitely a great way to enjoy an evening on Galveston Bay hunting the elusive flat fish.

Many families have been enjoying our newest addition to our Galveston Fishing Charters – a night’s stay at Bay’s Landing Fishing Lodge.  Just over the San Luis Pass and nestled on Oyster Creek in Freeport, Texas – Our Galveston Fishing Guides can pick you up from the dock for a day of fishing the back bays and jetties of Freeport or venture out into the Gulf of Mexico for some Deep Sea Action!  Bay’s Landing can sleep up to 11.  At only $200 a night – it can’t be beat!  Crab and fish from the piers or just enjoy grilling your fresh caught catch on the back patio.

Galveston Red Snapper Season will be opening June 1 and dates are filling fast.  Starting at only $1,000 for up to six anglers, a Red Snapper Fishing Charter should be on your to do list!  Mahi, Kings, Cobia, Wahoo, Tuna and more are targeted on these fishing trips.

Call Captain Greg at 409-739-8526 if you have any questions or to reserve your Galveston Fishing Trip today!