East Galveston Bay Fishing Report

Dec 2, 2020
GOOD. 62 degrees. Speckled trout are good on shrimp or mullet around the reefs or under the birds. Redfish are good in the marsh on shrimp. Sheepshead are along the rocks and piers on shrimp. The flounder is good along the ICW spoils and drains.
Nov 25, 2020
GOOD. 70 degrees. Speckled trout are good on shrimp around the reefs or under the birds. Redfish are good in the marsh on shrimp. Small speckled trout are under the birds. Sheepshead are good along the rocks and piers on shrimp. The flounder is good along the ICW spoils and drains.
Nov 18, 2020
GOOD. 72 degrees. Speckled trout are good on shrimp around the reefs or under the birds. Redfish are good in the marsh on shrimp. Small speckled trout are under the birds. Sheepshead have been good along the rocks and piers on shrimp. The flounder are good along the ICW spoils and drains.
Nov 11, 2020
GOOD. 71 degrees. Speckled trout are good on shrimp around the reefs. The Bull Red Run continues to be good for bull reds on cut mullet. Small speckled trout are under the birds. Sheepshead are good along the rocks and piers on shrimp. Flounder is good on Trout Assassins or mullet.
Nov 4, 2020
GOOD. 68-69 degrees. Speckled trout are good on small topwaters around the reefs. The bull red run continues to be good for bull reds. Small speckled trout are under the birds. Sheepshead are fair along the rocks and piers on shrimp. Flounder has picked up and is good on Trout Assassins.
Oct 28, 2020
GOOD. 77 degrees. Deep Reef, Hanna’s Reef, and Pepper Grove are great spots for speckled trout on small topwaters. The Bull Red Run has been the best spot for bull reds. Small speckled trout will be found under the birds. Sheepshead are fair along the rocks and piers on shrimp. The flounder run has been slow to kick up due to unfavorable fishing conditions with the cold front dropping the temperatures. Gulps are best to use.
Oct 21, 2020
GOOD. 78 degrees. Deep Reef, Hanna’s Reef, and Pepper Grove are great spots for speckled trout on small topwaters. The Bull Red Run has been the best spot for bull reds. Small speckled trout will be found under the birds. Sheepshead are fair along the rocks and piers on shrimp.
Oct 14, 2020
GOOD. 78 degrees. The Bull Red Run has been the best spot for bull reds. The reefs and bars in the bays have been great for speckled trout and redfish on fresh bait. Small speckled trout are under the birds. Sheepshead are fair along the rocks and piers on shrimp.
Oct 7, 2020
GOOD. 75-76 degrees. The best time for redfish is now! The Bull Red Run has been incredibly busy with fish. The north and south jetties and beachfront have been great for speckled trout and redfish on fresh bait. Small speckled trout are under the birds. Sheepshead are producing along the rocks and piers on shrimp.
Sep 30, 2020
GOOD. 80-82 degrees. The best time for redfish is now! The bull red run has been incredibly busy with fish. The jetties and beachfront have been great for speckled trout and redfish on fresh bait. Sheepshead are producing along the rocks and piers on shrimp.
Sep 23, 2020
GOOD. 84-85 degrees. North and south jetties are good for bull reds on fresh bait. The reef areas along the south side are best for speckled trout and redfish using mullet or croaker. Sheepshead have been producing along the rocks and piers on shrimp.
Sep 16, 2020
GOOD. 84-85 degrees. North and south jetties are good for bull reds on fresh shad. The reef areas along the south side are best for speckled trout and redfish using mullet or croaker. Sheepshead are tight along the rocks on shrimp.
Sep 9, 2020
GOOD. 86-87 degrees. Inshore hasn't been as great as offshore, but still pretty decent action. The reef areas along the south side are best for speckled trout and redfish using mullet or croaker.
Sep 2, 2020
GOOD. 88 degrees. It's been rough with high winds and dangerous tides. The hurricane has left some bait shops closed. The conditions should start improving towards the end of this week. Offats Bayou has produced some decent fish in the first hours of the day.
Aug 26, 2020
GOOD. 86-87 degrees. Fishing the mudflats, oyster reefs, and drains with live shrimp are best spots for Speckled trout, redfish, and flounder. Black drum are good around vegetation or structure on blue crab. Conditions have shifted dramatically during the week as the area is currently feeling the effects of Hurricane Laura, which is projected to hit land late Wednesday night, or early Thursday morning.
Aug 19, 2020
GOOD. 88 degrees. The shoreline, jetties, and granite reefs are best spots for Speckled trout, redfish, and flounder. Live shrimp or kwiggler are best baits. Black drum are fair around vegetation on crab.
Aug 12, 2020
GOOD. 88 degrees. The shoreline, jetties, and granite reefs are the best spots for speckled trout, redfish, and black drum right now. Use live shrimp or other live baits.
Aug 5, 2020
GOOD. 86-88 degrees. The action has been good along the shoreline and around the jetties and granite reefs for Speckled trout, redfish, and black drum. Live shrimp have been most successful.
Jul 29, 2020
FAIR. 86-88 degrees. Conditions have started to return to normal starting on Monday. The tide levels stayed above normal due to the wind conditions. The action will be good along the shoreline for Speckled trout, redfish, and black drum.
Jul 22, 2020
GOOD. 86-88 degrees. Speckled trout has been the most popular, and the redfish are beginning to show up as well. Best baits to use are live shrimp as well as live piggy perch. Bull Redfish season is approaching as they have started the annual pre-spawn. Watch the redfish bite increase over the next couple of weeks around the bays.
Jul 15, 2020
GOOD. 86-88 degrees. Redfish and speckled trout great along the shorelines, jetties, and areas with reefs. Soft plastics in chartreuse/red are working well. Catfish are good on shad. Sheepshead are good and will be found primarily around rocks on minnow.
Jul 8, 2020
GOOD. 83-85 degrees. Redfish and speckled trout are still high in numbers along the shorelines and near the jetties. You can also find them in the deep water around structure like reefs. Soft plastics or shrimp are great. Catfish are good on shad. Sheepshead are good and will be found primarily around rocks on minnow.
Jul 1, 2020
GOOD. 84-85 degrees. Redfish and speckled trout are still high in numbers along the shorelines and near the jetties. Catfish are fair on cut bait. Sheepshead are good and will be found primarily around rocks on mullet.
Jun 24, 2020
GOOD. 83-85 degrees. Seawolf Park is still a good spot for redfish and speckled trout on shrimp or mullet. There have also been higher numbers near the jetties. Catfish are fair on cut bait. Sheepshead are good and will be found primarily around rocks on mud minnow.
Jun 17, 2020
GOOD. 83-85 degrees. Unchanged. Redfish action is good wade fishing along the shoreline. The higher the water temperature gets, the fishing tactic will shift to drifting over structure. Speckled trout are starting to hold on reefs, and the topwater action has been excellent for waders. They are in higher numbers near the jetties along the rocks, with some redfish mixed in. Shrimp is the best bait typically. Catfish are good on cut bait. Sheepshead are fair and will be found primarily around rocks on shrimp.
Jun 10, 2020
GOOD. 83-85 degrees. Unchanged. Redfish action is good wade fishing along the shoreline. The higher the water temperature gets, the fishing tactic will shift to drifting over structure. Speckled trout are starting to hold on reefs, and the topwater action has been excellent for waders. They are in higher numbers near the jetties along the rocks, with some redfish mixed in. Shrimp is the best bait typically. Catfish are good on cut bait. Sheepshead are fair and will be found primarily around rocks on shrimp.
Jun 3, 2020
GOOD. 81-82 degrees. Redfish action is good wade fishing along the shoreline. The higher the water temperature gets, the fishing tactic will shift to drifting over structure. Speckled trout are starting to hold on reefs, and the topwater action has been excellent for waders. They are in higher numbers near the jetties along the rocks; some redfish are mixed in. Shrimp is the best bait typically. Catfish are good on cut bait. Sheepshead are fair and will be found primarily around rocks on shrimp.
May 27, 2020
GOOD. 81-82 degrees. Redfish action is good wade fishing along the shoreline. The higher the water temperature gets, the fishing tactic will shift to drifting over structure. Speckled trout are starting to hold on reefs, and the topwater action has been awesome for waders. Catfish are good on cut bait. Sheepshead are fair and will be found primarily around rocks on shrimp.
May 20, 2020
GOOD. 78-80 degrees. Redfish will be found in the surf and around the jetties and are best on shrimp. Speckled trout are starting to hold on reefs and have been good drifting, and the topwater action has been excellent for waders. Catfish are good on cut bait. Sheepshead are fair and will be found primarily around rocks on shrimp.
May 13, 2020
GOOD. 76 degrees. Redfish and speckled trout will be found in the surf and around the jetties and are best on shrimp. Catfish are good on cut bait. Sheepshead are fair and will be found primarily around the jetties on shrimp.
May 6, 2020
GOOD. 75-76 degrees. Redfish and Speckled trout will be found in the surf and around the jetties and are best on shrimp. Catfish are good on cut bait. Sheepshead will be located primarily around the jetties on shrimp.
Apr 29, 2020
GOOD. 75-76 degrees. Reopening will occur on May 1st. Until then, The City of Galveston has closed all beach park amenities. Fishing piers and charter fishing operations are prohibited. In addition, the following west end beach access points are closed to vehicular traffic: The north and south side of the San Luis Pass bridge, Salt Cedar Dr. access point, access point number 35 which is just to the east of the house at 24125 FM 3005 and Estuary Drive at the beach.
Apr 22, 2020
GOOD. 73-74 degrees. The City of Galveston is advising against recreational fishing during the shelter in place ordinance. The City of Galveston has closed all beach park amenities. Fishing piers and charter fishing operations are prohibited. In addition, the following west end beach access points are closed to vehicular traffic: The north and south side of the San Luis Pass bridge, Salt Cedar Dr. access point, access point number 35 which is just to the east of the house at 24125 FM 3005 and Estuary Drive at the beach. Moses Lake floodgate closure effective until April 20th. All commercial fishing piers and charter boat operations are closed.
Apr 15, 2020
GOOD. 70-73 degrees. The City of Galveston is advising against recreational fishing during the shelter in place ordinance. The City of Galveston has closed all beach park amenities. In addition, the following West End Beach access points are closed to vehicular traffic: The north and south side of the San Luis Pass bridge, Salt Cedar Dr. access point, access point number 35 which is just to the east of the house at 24125 FM 3005 and Estuary Drive at the beach. Moses Lake floodgate closure effective until April 20th. All commercial fishing piers and charter boat operations are currently closed.
Apr 8, 2020
GOOD. 73-74 degrees. The City of Galveston is advising against recreational fishing during the shelter in place ordinance. The City of Galveston has closed all beach park amenities. In addition, the following west end beach access points are closed to vehicular traffic: The north and south side of the San Luis Pass bridge, Salt Cedar Dr. access point, access point number 35 which is just to the east of the house at 24125 FM 3005 and Estuary Drive at the beach. Moses Lake floodgate closure effective until April 20th.
Apr 1, 2020
GOOD. 71-72 degrees. The City of Galveston is advising against recreational fishing during a shelter in place ordinance. March can be one of the best months for wade fishing in the bay, and it has been heating up. Flounder are good on live shrimp or minnow. Redfish and trout can be found around the shallow grass flats and are good on shrimp. Catfish are good on cut bait. Sheepshead spawning is in full swing and will be found primarily around the jetties on shrimp. Moses Lake floodgate closure effective until April 20th.
Mar 25, 2020
GOOD. 71-72 degrees. The City of Galveston is advising against recreational fishing during shelter in place ordinance. March can be one of the best months for wade fishing in the bay, and it has been heating up. Flounder are good on live shrimp or minnow. Redfish and trout can be found around the shallow grass flats and are good on shrimp. Catfish are good on cut bait. Sheepshead spawning is in full swing and will be found primarily around the jetties on shrimp. Moses Lake floodgate closure effective until April 20th.
Mar 18, 2020
GOOD. 70-71 degrees. March can be one of the best months for wade fishing in the bay, and it has been heating up. Flounder are good on live shrimp or minnow. Redfish and trout can be found around the shallow grass flats and are good on shrimp. Catfish are good on cut bait. Sheepshead spawning is in full swing and will be found primarily around the jetties on shrimp. Moses Lake floodgate closure effective until April 20th.
Mar 11, 2020
GOOD. 63-64 degrees. March can be one of the best months for wade fishing in the bay. Flounder are good on live shrimp or minnow. Redfish and trout can be found around the shallow grass flats and are good on shrimp. Catfish are good on cut bait. Sheepshead are good at the jetties on shrimp. Moses Lake floodgate closure effective until April 20th.
Mar 4, 2020
GOOD. 63 degrees. March can be one of the best months for wade fishing in the bay. Flounder are good on live shrimp. Redfish and trout can be found around the shallow flats and are good on shrimp. Catfish are fair on cut bait. Sheepshead are excellent near the jetties on shrimp. Moses Lake floodgate closure effective until April 20th.
Feb 26, 2020
GOOD. 56 degrees. Flounder are good on live shrimp. Redfish and trout can be found around the oyster filled mudflats and have been best with live shrimp under a popping cork. Catfish are fair on cut bait. Sheepshead are good near the jetties on shrimp or around the bayou. Moses Lake floodgate closure effective until April 20th.
Feb 19, 2020
GOOD. 56 degrees. Flounder are excellent on live shrimp. Redfish and trout can be found around the oyster filled mudflats and have been best with live shrimp under a popping cork. Catfish are fair on cut bait. Sheepshead are good near the jetties on shrimp or around the bayou.
Feb 12, 2020
GOOD. 56 degrees. Flounder are excellent on live shrimp. Redfish and trout are found around the oyster filled mudflats- use corkys or soft plastics on a light jig. Catfish are fair on cut bait. Sheepshead are good near the jetties on shrimp or around Offats Bayou.
Feb 5, 2020
GOOD. 60-62 degrees. Flounder are excellent on live shrimp. Redfish and black drum are good in the channels and drop-offs on soft plastics or live mullet. Speckled trout are good near the bayou. Catfish are fair on cut bait. Sheepshead are good on near the jetties on shrimp. In the colder weather, check out Offats Bayou.
Jan 29, 2020
GOOD. 57-58 degrees. Flounder are good on live shrimp. Redfish and Black drum are good in the channels and drop-offs on soft plastics or live mullet. Speckled trout are good near Oyster Bayou. Catfish are good on cut bait. Sheepshead are good on shrimp near the jetties. In between the east and west are great wade fishing spots for trout called Offatts Bayou, the colder it is, the better for this spot.
Jan 22, 2020
GOOD. 58-60 degrees. Flounder are good on live shrimp. Redfish and Black drum are good in the channels and drop-offs on soft plastics or live mullet. Speckled trout are good near Oyster Bayou. Catfish are good on cut bait. Sheepshead are good on shrimp- they are hungry and ready to spawn, and best spots to catch are near the jetties
Jan 15, 2020
GOOD. 58 degrees. Flounder bite is good on live shrimp. Redfish and black drum are good in the channels and drop-offs on live baits. Speckled trout are good near Oyster Bayou. Catfish are good on cut bait.
Jan 8, 2020
GOOD. 56 degrees. The flounder bite is good on live shrimp. Redfish and black drum are good over mud and shell. Speckled trout are good near Oyster Bayou in deeper water- topwaters are good on warm days. Catfish are good on cut bait.
Jan 1, 2020
GOOD. 56 degrees. The flounder bite is good on live shrimp. Redfish and Black drum are good in 3 feet of water over mud and shell. Speckled trout are good near the island in deeper water. Catfish are slow.

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