Good fishing in Galveston Bay

Big Speck_Dec_2012_06_05Grab your poles, tackle box and pick up some shrimp; when the wind dies, Galveston Bay is living up to its reputation as a fishing mecca.

“It’s been really good when the wind hasn’t blown,” said Bobby Elliot, Spec Some Action Adventures owner and guide. “We’re catching lots of fish on soft plastics and it’s really easy on live shrimp under a popping cork. It’s just crazy in about 3 feet of water under the popping cork.”

Elliott has been focusing on the upper bay, and said both redfish and trout are good right now.

“We’re not catching many tournament reds; just 21 to 26 inches,” he said. “Occasionally, we’ll catch a really fat one. I’ve been seeing lots and lots of shrimp and the fish are eating the heck out of them.”

Elliott said the fish spent more time this season in summer patterns, but additional cold fronts will only help to draw more food out of the marshes for the fish to chase.

“The water is in the low 70s right now, and once we drop to 68 or so it’s going to go crazy,” he said. “A lot of guys are catching them chasing birds, too.”

Capt. Bobby Elliott, (713) 598-3413.