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If there’s one super productive setup for fishing Galveston Bay, it’s popping corks.
To land a healthy number of Speckled Trout and Redfish, use live shrimp with popping corks. It won’t be too long before you hear that reel scream.
Local guides take special care of the length of their leaders, which varies depending on the depth of the water they’re fishing. Shorter leaders (up to 12 inches) are used in shallow waters, but usually, the leader can be up to 25 inches long.
Galveston Bay offers good amounts of bull Black Drum and Sheepshead in spring, if you know where to present them with an offering they won’t be able to resist.
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Galveston Bay Fishing Seasons
If you’d like to have delicious fish fillets for dinner, then Galveston Bay Snapper (aka Sheepshead) are there for the taking, as are Redfish and Speckled Trout.
The waters are getting warmer, which means that the Speckled Trout spawning season is upon us. There’s plenty of Redfish and Sheepshead to chase, as well.
Speckled Trout are all the craze this month thanks to their consistent bite. Casting your line around shores and reefs is your best chance for catching bigger fish.
It’s getting quite hot on the water in June, so fishing action can be spotty. Thankfully, Speckled Trout and Redfish are still active, and you can also reel in a Shark here and there.
July is here and so is the first-class fishing on Galveston Bay. Look for big Speckled Trout around underwater structures, and you can also hook Redfish and Sheepshead.
Speckled Trout is the star in the beginning of August, but toward the end of the month Bull Redfish are in the cards as they start spawning. Catch and release is recommended.
You can smell fall in the air and you can see it because the fish in the bay are starting to migrate toward the back of the bay. Redfish, Speckled Trout, and more are in the cards.
In October, jetties are the place to be if you want to land your share of Redfish and Speckled Trout. You could also find a Flounder at the end of your line.
Just because it’s December doesn’t mean the fun on the bay has to stop, on the contrary. Fishing for Flounder is excellent, Speckled Trout and Redfish aren’t far behind either.