Our recent deep sea trip catches have included ling, large stingray, mangrove snapper, lane snapper, gulf trout, atlantic sharpnose shark, gafftop, and more.
Released fish on our deep sea trips have included red snapper (up to 15 lbs.- closed federal season), a variety of sharks up to 7 ft. (including blacktip, spinner, and blacknose).
Most of these fish were caught on Spanish sardines, cut bait, , live mullet, and live piggy perch fished at or near the bottom in 60 to 70 feet of water.
Our last catch of kingfish was Sept. 29 and the fish were very scattered then when we caught 6 king fish after the rainy weeks.
We are still hopeful to catch more kingfish in October and November as we usually do.
Our bay & jetty fish trips have been excellent. Our best half-day 4 hour trip was just this Wednesday with a party of 4 people and 22 bull reds caught up to 40 inches (3 tagged & retained 19 released), and several gafftop.
Our red fish catches have mostly been in 20 to 23 ft. of water.
Most of the fish were caught on light tackle down to as low as 12 lb. test. (most fun). Primary bait used was shad, live mullet & live piggy perch.
Flounder are beginning to move now in the Galveston Channel with catches becoming more abundant as well as the size of fish as we approach November.
The 1st Annual Fall Flounder Fishing Tournament is Saturday November 10 at Island Church. All proceeds benefit the Pregnancy Help Center of Galveston. Registration costs $20 and is open to all with a TPWD fishing license of 17 or older. Register and find more information at www.islandchurchgalveston.com.
Wishing you great fall fishing !!
- Captain Paul Stanton
Visit the Galveston.com Fishing Guide for more information.