Galveston Fishing Reports – Red October is Here… Red Fish on the Texas Gulf Coast

Written by Captain Greg Verm

Current Water Temperatures

Galveston North Jetty:  81.7F

Galveston Causeway:  80.6F

San Luis Pass:  81.0F

Eagle Point:  80.2F

The month of September has seen some great fishing here on the Upper Texas Gulf Coast.  Despite Hurricane Nicholas making landfall mid September – the weather has been very nice and water conditions are good.  September is typically a great month for red fish… and September 2021 did not disappoint. 

The Galveston Jetties has seen some great redfish action this past week.  Our Galveston Fishing Charters are catching good numbers of Bull Reds.  Both the North and South Jetties are holding Giant Bulls.  The best bait is FRESH Bait!  Sometime fresh is hard to find… and we have to catch the bait first.  Shad, mullet, cracked crab, croaker and even fresh lady fish are working great for the Bull Reds.  We will continue to catch these Red Dragons thru October and into November as they are spawning along the passes where the Gulf meets the Bays. 

Slot reds are also being caught along the jetties.  Live shrimp, live mullet and live croaker are all working well.  Current is key… and when the water is moving – we are catching fish.  Mixed in with the reds are some very solid speckled trout, Spanish Mackerel, pompano, and we even landed a tarpon this past week.

The back lakes and marshes are also seeing lots of action.  We are fishing the back lakes of West Galveston Bay targeting redfish, speckled trout, and flounder.  Using live shrimp under a popping cork or live mullet fished along the bottom are both working very well.  This will continue thru October and get better and better as the water temperatures continue to fall.

If you would like to get out with our Team here at Fishing Galveston TX give me a call at 409-739-8526 or email me at

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