Wade or Drift East Galveston Bay
May 30th, 2009
This past week cold front has re-inforced good numbers of speckled trout in East Bay. Either drifting or wading has been excellent. This fishing guide recent trips with the Woodards and McKenzie’s have been about as good as it gets………..
North wind has pinned us to the north ridge of East Bay. Winds have been under 20mph and lighter in the early evenings.
Either drifting this bay or wade up tight to the grass, have produced speckled trout to 25 inches, some as large as 7 lbs, using the Boga scale.
Best bait selection has been soft plastic. either use the Corky or its friend the Corky Devil. Color is pink, red or black. This Galveston bay fishing guide has also used to a good deal of success, soft plastic tails from Brown Lures, Bass Assassin or Norton sand ells. Colors are black, pumpkin seed and plum. Use 1/4 oz drifting and 1/8 wading.
Top water selections are Baby Spooks and She Pups from Mirrolure.
Slow presentation on or near the bottom. Corky’s or the Devil need to be worked near the surface. Let em’ float up and pull em’ down.
Tides are 1-2 feet, both in or out. Visibility is poor. About 3-4 inches.
Cleanup in East Bay is awesome. Great strides have been made. Still need to either track back or leave after daylight.
Areas like Robinson Bayou, Deep Reef, Seivers, and Stephenson are paying off with near limits of trout.
Water temp recently has been 78 to 80 degrees. Most able to wade wet. But some like this fishing guide, still use the Simms Wade-lites.
Shimano reel Core or the new Curido along with FTU(FishingTackle Unlimited) 6′6″ Green Rod are a solid two some………………..
Next week winds will turn back to the sse and the south shoreline should light up…………….
God bless and enjoy your time with family or friends.