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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Galveston Redfish

Catching shallow water Galveston Redfish on Topwater is one of my favorite types of fishing.  Catching Galveston Redfish is fun anyway you do it, but nothing can compare to enticing a big Redfish into eating a topwater lure.  First of all, the water I fish for topwater Redfish is shallow.  When I say shallow – I am talking 6 to 18 inches!  Yes,  Redfish feed in that shallow of water. …

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High Tides and Flounder

I made a quick solo trip last night to check water clarity after the rains we have been having.  The tide was EXTREMELY high.  The water is in good shape though.  I saw 8 flounder and stuck these 4 for supper tonight.  I am anticipating a Great Galveston Bay Spring Flounder Run.  There was allot of bait in the area…

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Black Drum in Texas

Black Drum (Pogonias cromis) TPWD © Other Names Texas Drum, Sea Drum, Saltwater Drum, Gray Drum, Drumfish, Striped Drum, Tambor Description The black drum is a chunky, high-backed fish with many barbels or whiskers under the lower jaw. Younger fish have four or five dark vertical bars on their sides but these disappear with age. The bellies of older fish are…

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