Galveston Fishing Report – Fall Fishing Fun on the Upper Texas Gulf Coast

Written by Captain Greg Verm

Current Water Temperatures:

Eagle Point:  73F

Galveston Causeway:  71.2F

Galveston North Jetty:  76.5F

San Luis Pass:  73.8F

Freeport Jetty:  76F

There is something about the Fall season that I have always looked forward to.  One thing that I love to do is bow hunt, and October is the opening for archery season in Texas.  As a fulltime fishing guide, I have many clients ask me “what do you do for fun… if fishing is your job?”  My answer is “I like to get in a tree and bow hunt.”  When that first cool front passes all the way down here to Texas… I get all excited and ready to get to the ranch.  The other great thing about that first cool front is my job gets easier.  Fishing gets better.  Great things happen when water temperatures in the bays begin to fall. 

This October we have been blessed with some amazing weather.  Our Galveston Fishing Charters have been very successful fishing both the Galveston Jetties and Beachfront and the Back Lakes and Bays of Galveston and Freeport.  I prefer the beautiful scenery of the back lakes as well as the fact that the older I get the more I prefer to avoid crowds… and the back lakes and marshes are less crowded. 

We have been catching good numbers on redfish, speckled trout, black drum, and a few flounder.  I suspect that with water temperatures now in the 70s we will begin seeing more flounder hitting the deck.

The beachfront is still seeing good numbers of Bull Reds and this will continue thru the month of October and likely thru Thanksgiving. 

There are lots of great things going on here on the Upper Texas Gulf Coast, and if you want to get in on some action give me a call at 409-739-8526.  We also have waterfront lodging at Bay’s Landing.  There is nothing like walking downstairs and catching the boat for a half or full day fishing charter.  Our Galveston Fishing Guides will put you on some great Fall Fish!  Book your adventure Today!