Written by: Captain Greg Verm
Current Water Temperatures:
Eagle Point: 73.2F
Galveston Causeway: 72.7F
San Luis Pass: 72.5F
Galveston North Jetty: 71.3F
22 miles offshore Galveston: 72.0F
60 miles offshore Galveston: 75.4F
Being a full-time Galveston fishing guide for a very long time, I have been blessed to have people from all walks of life board my boat for a day of fishing. School teachers, Police Officers, Attorneys, Doctors, Entertainers, Professional Athletes, CEOs, Small business owners, Welders, Nurses, Musicians… the list goes on and on. The one thing that I have realized is no matter our profession, education level, wealth, religious beliefs, or political views… once that fishing pole is put in our hand, and we are either watching a popping cork, working a topwater artificial lure, dropping to the bottom for red snapper, or drifting a wreck for pelagics – once the rod meets the hand… the mind is clear and we all think alike! Fishing is the one great sport that can calm us down, relieve stress, clear our mind, and bring us all together. I see grown men and women get so excited as a child when they are battling a fish. It is truly amazing.
Fishing has been incredible the past couple of weeks. Unfortunately, the number of fishing charters we are running has gone down, but I have stayed busy filming fishing shows for Let’s Fish TV that airs on Fox Sports. If you would like to check them out – here is a link. Despite the issues we, as a country are dealing with as I sit here on my laptop and write this report… the fish are biting, water clarity is great, temperatures are warming, spawns are beginning, and we are catching them. All the issues of the virus will pass, and when it does – fishing must be on the to do list for you and your family.
Amberjack season will open May 1. This marks my beginning of our “Deep-Sea” season. This season will last the entire month of May and June 1 marks the opening day for Texas Red Snapper Season. This is such a great time of year for deep-sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. So many great species of fish to catch will be in our Gulf Waters just off the Texas Coast. Red Snapper, Amber Jack, Mahi, Kingfish, Wahoo, Cobia, Tuna and more!
For those not wanting to venture out to the blue water in the Gulf of Mexico, our Galveston inshore fishing charters will be in full swing. We offer 5 and 8 hour charters fishing along the beach front for speckled trout, red fish, flounder, black drum, BaySnapper (Sheepshead), pompano, jack crevalle, sharks, stingrays, and more! Another great trip for those wanting to avoid the crowds, enjoy some beautiful scenery and wildlife, not worry about seasickness – our Bay/Marsh Trips are a great choice. This is the same areas we have our Galveston Summer Fishing Camps for Kids. This trip is very family friendly. The fish may not be as large as the beachfront, but action is usually fast and furious.
I look forward to our country getting back to a sense of normalcy, and when it does our Team of Captains here at Fishing Galveston TX will be ready to bring you and your family on a great fishing trip. Also, offering water front lodging at Bay’s Landing – your Texas Coastal Vacation is a sure success. Give me a call and Let’s Go Fishing!