‹ Galveston Bay Fishing Report with Capt Paul Marcaccio
December Speckled Trout and Redfish!
Since early November, fishing has produced near limits of spec’s and red fish. Fishing prior and after these fronts has produced great numbers, using the moon phase and tidal movement. Fishing till dark has been excellent using drains and bayou’s as ambush points.
Water temp is 52-56 degrees. Key is nervous bait or fish slicks…………Birds with a mix of turns and pelicans also a key to fish feeding near the surface.
Areas like the Galveston Basin, Pelican Is. bridge, Campbell’s, Moses Lake, Clear Lake,Scott’s and Tabb’s bays.
Trout to 20 inches under the birds and others to 23 inches near drains and bayou’s. Red fish are in the slot as well.
Best soft plastic colors are pumpkin seed, plum, salt-pepper and chicken/chain..Also, Gulp is working in the 5 inch shad with limetruse or neon pepper.
Use 1/16, 1/8 or 1/4 depending on the depth. Fish waters from 4-10 feet, making sure there is structure(shell) or drop offs……………..
Winter patterns are tough. Patience and your presentation will reward your stringer with good numbers to 20 inches.
Stop by Reliant Park next month @ booth 632 and visit us at the Boat Show. Next door to Fishing Tackle Unlimited.