Flounder Gigging Report for Galveston Bay

The days are getting shorter, we have experienced our first ‘cool front’ and Galveston Flounder Gigging is getting better.  We had a little taste of fall air this week with temperatures dipping in the low 60’s. The Fall Flounder Run is around the corner, and the bigger female flounder are already showing up in the shallows.  There are a ton of male flounder…

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Texas Flounder

Southern Flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) Other Names Flounder Description All flatfishes, including the southern flounder, are compressed laterally and spend most of their life lying and swimming along the bottom on their side. In the case of southern flounder, the left side is always the “up” side; in other species, the opposite is true. Small flounder grow rapidly and may reach…

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Galveston Speckled Trout

Sunday I had return customer, Colton, his sons Christian and Trey as well and his friend Shane.  Despite the full moon the past couple days, we were able to put some very nice Speckled Trout in the box.  The bait of choice was live shrimp under a Cajun Thunder Popping Cork, with a few fish being caught free lining shrimp as…

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Currents

I had Pete and his 12 year old son Benny for an afternoon trip yesterday.  I knew going into the trip, that the bite would likely be tough because of the slack tide.  The tides were very high, and very, very little current moving.  The incoming tide in the morning was the time to be fishing, but sometimes you just…

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Galveston Marsh Fishing Report

We had a fair weekend of fishing.  The speckled trout action for us has been a little slow.  The rainstorm we had Thursday night muddied the waters which hurts the trout bite.  The redfish, flounder and puppy drum action is pretty hot right now.  We caught allot of redfish.  Many of them under the 20″ minimum length requirement, but still a…

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Catching Galveston Bull Reds

The weather the past few days has been almost perfect for being on Galveston Bay.  Other than a fog delay Sunday, we could not ask for better weather conditions.  We caught some good fish.  Redfish, Black Drum, Big bull black drum, Sheepshead, and Gulf Trout were on the hook this weekend.  Water clarity has cleared up from the recent rains…

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Galveston Fishing and Gigging Combo Charter

Here at Fishing Galveston TX we have a unique Galveston Fishing Charter Trip that rolls two great Texas Coast traditions into one great adventure.  Having grown up on the Texas Gulf Coast, Captain Greg has spent many beautiful evenings fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout and Flounder in the back bays and bayous.  Being out on the water and watching the…

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Fishing the Galveston Jetties

Fishing on the Rocks It’s not just what you catch, but what you might encounter, that makes Texas jetty fishing such an incredible experience. By Larry Bozka In just the short time we’ve been here, the waves of the Galveston ship channel have doubled in size. The breakers are chest-high now, charging past the boat like determined soldiers only to fall headfirst…

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Galveston Spring Flounder Run

I made a couple of flounder gigging trips this past week in Galveston Bay.  The flounder are beginning their migration back into Galveston Bay .  We found theflounder in sand and shell adjacent to deep water channels.  I was very surprised to see as many nice size flounder this early.  We are nearing the end of February, and I believe this spring is gonna be an…

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Sheepshead in Texas

Sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus) TPWD © Other Names Convict Fish Description Vivid black and white bars make the sheepshead or “convict fish” distinctive among fishes of the Texas coast. large sharp spines and a razor-edge gill cover make handling and cleaning difficult. another key feature is the jutting teath, slighly like a human’s. Life History Spawning occurs in February and March in…

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