Fishing Report 08-23-06
By DOUG PIKE
Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle
Eagle Point Fishing Camp reported only a few boats on the water
because of early storms, and rain persisted well into the afternoon.
Scattered redfish taken on live bait or cut mullet over deep shell, but
little else was noted.
Galveston Fishing Pier reported fair numbers of bull reds and sharks
taken on cut bait cast from the T-head. Also mixed strings of whiting,
sand trout, black drum and flounder on fresh shrimp fished near shore.
Speckled trout steady overnight, fair in the afternoon on green water
at the T-head.
Guide Kris Kelley reported no better than spotty trout action in the
bays, but the surf has been loaded with specks each time it falls clear
and calm. Redfish continue good on topwaters, soft plastics or natural
baits worked along protected shorelines. Conditions were good overall.
Kickapoo Marina reported only a couple of boats on the water
recently. Lake remains more than three feet low but otherwise in good
shape. White bass action should be good on spoons bounced or trolled
over traditional summertime spots. Trotline catfish have been steady on
fresh shad or live bait soaked along channel edges.
White bass remain good on small spoons trolled over humps and off
points early. Also some whites and hybrids on jigging spoons in 16-20
feet of water. Black bass spotty, but there were a few fish on June bug
worms at 6-8 feet. No update on crappie or catfish, but count on a
decent catfish bite here in baited holes most any day. Sky threatened
Bass fair to 3 pounds on spinnerbaits or worms worked along edges of
grass beds in 5-8 feet of water. Also a few fish early on topwaters or
small crankbaits worked over grass beds that rise within a foot of the
surface. Crappie slow overall, but a few decent strings on minnows
soaked patiently over deep brush. No update on catfish. Conditions were
Winds will be south-southwest 8 to 15 mph today and south 10 to 16 mph on Friday.
Seas in deep water will be 2 to 3 feet today, 2 to 4 feet through Friday.
Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with isolated to widely scattered showers and thunderstorms today through Friday.
Wednesday's Galveston beach-water temperature: 88 degrees.
Highs 6:37 a.m., 4:11 p.m.;
lows 11:24 a.m., 11:23 p.m.
Highs 5:20 a.m., 2:54 p.m.;
lows 10:16 a.m., 10:15 p.m.
Highs 6:44 a.m., 5:18 p.m.;
lows midnight, 11:47 p.m.
Highs 5:27 a.m., 4:01 p.m.;
lows 10:52 a.m., 10:39 p.m.