Galveston Fishing Report – September Roundup

Written by Captain Greg Verm

Current Water Temperatures

Galveston Causeway:  83.5 F

Eagle Point:  83.1 F

San Luis Pass:  83.8 F

North Galveston Jetty:  84.0 F


September 2019 has been almost typical as most years.  High Tides, Windy Days, Scattered Thunderstorms… and piles of Red Fish.  Rather you want to get in on the Bull Red Run or get in the back lakes and hook up with some shallow water beautiful bronze slot red fish – September and October is Red Fish Mania!

If you are fishing along the Galveston Jetties for giant bull reds – fresh shad fished along the bottom in 20 to 30 foot of water has been tough to beat.  Make sure you have enough weight to keep your bait along the bottom, use a large circle hook and set the clicker.  There have been many days during September and October when 20 to 30 bull reds have been caught on a 5-hour trip.  Current is a key factor.  Water clarity is not.  These bull reds come into our passes to spawn, and they don’t care what color the water is.

My favorite areas to be during the Fall season is the back lakes and bays.  Not only can the fishing be excellent… the solitude and scenery during the Fall months in the back lakes along the Upper Texas Coast is second to none.  This month we have caught lots of redfish using live bait.  Both mullet and shrimp have been working equally well.  Mixed in with the redfish have been speckled trout, white trout, and flounder.

We have our Fall Fishing & Lodging Special going on now thru December.  It is a crazy low price for a night of lodging and a day of fishing!  Check it out or give me a call and lets go fishing!

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