By Capt Joe:
December is starting off with some uncomfortable weather for fishing; however, it does not seem to be bothering the fish.
Anglers willing to tough it out early Tuesday were rewarded with some nice fish. Tuesday afternoon, conditions improved as the wind dropped, and the fair-weather fishermen hit the water experiencing the same result.
Let’s start with a couple of reports from West Bay where Gino Conte and Tony Rivas landed 13 trout to 20 inches while drifting West Bay between Mecom’s and Green’s Cut. The tide was outgoing and several schools of trout were working bait in the area.
Conte said that the first school of fish was located by diving pelicans pointing them out. Down South and Saltwater Assassin soft plastics accounted for all of the fish, with no particular color or color combination being preferred.
Betsy Hatherill again found flounder in West Bay. The Spanish Grant resident has been having a lot of success on flatfish this fall and the action continues for her here in December.
Speaking of flounder, Dave Huber of Harborwalk reported that he assumed all of the flounder had left his area; however, Monday night he caught an undersized flounder while fishing under his lights.
The Galveston Channel and Texas City Dike continue to give up limits of flounder.
An angler who has his boat docked at the Galveston Yacht Basin called in to say that flounder action in the basin itself has not been up to par this year and asked if there might be a reason.
The only reason I can think of is that the peak of the run has not hit that area. There still remain a lot of large flounder in both East and West Bays.
Last weekend, Moses Lake turned on with a nice catch for Greg Hagerud and his guests Dave, Nancy and Robert Robertson of St. Louis. Live shrimp was the bait.
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