Surface water temps 74 degrees, water clarity good in most places for East Bay, thanks to the recent wind direction. Winds have been South/Southeast at 10 to 20 mph, for the most part with higher gusts, over the past week. Early mornings started off with low incoming tides, and we found trout, black drum and reds, and a few flounder over shell bottoms, where we could find decent baitfish activity, and the bite was better when we had good current movement. Our best fish this week came off tails with 1/8 oz heads fished under a popping cork, with a 24 to 28” leader. Most bites were after popping the cork and the bites were aggressive and the fish were active. We also caught good numbers on tails either bouncing off the shell bottoms or cranking faster in the upper portion of the water column. We threw topwaters as well, but we were achieving more bites on our other tactics. We also utilized the same tactics on our late afternoon trips, and the outgoing tides, the fish were just positioned a little differently over the shell and further offshore. Colors that performed the best were Blue Moon, Purple Reign, and White Ice, and the standard size obtained more bites in the last few days. With water temperatures on the rise, and the days getting longer, fishing will continue to get better, so grab a friend or a loved one and get out and enjoy the great outdoors. If you are looking to get out on the water and beat the crowds, now is the perfect time to make it happen, and as always, we will design a trip around your expectations, and guarantee you will have a great time fishing Galveston Bay.
Until Next Time – Captain Jeff Brandon – Get the Net Guide Services, LLC – Year-Round Fishing Guide, 1183 N Stingaree Dr, Crystal Beach, Texas 77650
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