Posts Tagged ‘east galveston bay’

Summer Patterns-Galveston Bay Complex

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

The lack of rainwater is a double edge sword. Great salinity but too salty in the bay systems. Be extremely careful to clean your equipment after each fishing trip to Galveston Bay.

Live bait, the likes of shrimp or croackers, have had solid hook ups to 6 lbs. Either carolina rig or a cork about three feet will due just right. However, the price is changing weekly based on supply and demand………………..

Soft plastics shad tails or Assassins in eithers plum, pumpkin seed or pearl are drawing stikes from quality fish(redfish and speckled trout). Using 1/4 oz lead along with weedless gold spoon is adding up to limits of both fish.

Areas like Hannah’s, Deep reef, Moody’s, Frenchy’s in East Bay and the wells in Trinity like Sun Oil or A-1 or A-2. Please be extremly careful and go slow when entering A1 or A2. Lots of pipe just below the surface.

Using croackers now are still consistant as the full moon just passed and those females are laying their eggs all along the ship channel and reefs in Galveston Bay.

Leave early and return before noon if possible. Plenty of liquids such as waters or G-aid. Sunscreen a must with protected sunglasses like COSTA products found @ Fishing Tackle Unlimited.

Enjoy the fourth of July as we celebrate and let a veteren know that we appreciate their time served whether peacetime or in country……………..
god bless
the fisherman

March Madness

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Current catching of both speckled trout and redfish have been excellent to near limits for both fish……………..

Areas in Trinity near Van-u-tun, Double Bayou, The river and north of there………….
East Bay has produced good number in the 20 inch range on or near Hannah’s, Lady ‘s Pass, or Elmgrove point……….

Campbell’s Bayou is showing signs of bird activity near Sand Is. or near Virginia Pt……………….

Best colors are the shad body in either chicken-on-chain, chartruse or black/chartruse tail……………Use either 1/8 or 1/4 oz lead
Using 1/4 or 1/2 oz gold spoon is effective as well. Top water bite was excellent before the water temp dropped in the mid-60′s. Chrome, bone or chartruse works best at a slow retreive. Braid line from Sufix 30lb has been seeing good results. Fish are at or on the bottom in 5-7 feet. Visibility is good to about 2(two) feet. Water temp is hovering around 60 degrees. yesterday. Added sunlight will aide the temp toward the magic 70 degrees’s…………

My rod preference is The Green Rod in 6’6″ in the fast tip.
EXL1. or 6’2″, same tip and action……………..

This year Spring Break is starting great with yesterday’s results for a limit of reds and good numbers of spec’s to 22 inches……………..Finding shell and mud with some slickin in the area will produce good numbers of fish.
Enjoyed everyone’s visit @ George R. Brown fishing Show last week.
Look foward to your next trip and the memories we will share together……………..
god bless
the fisherman