White shrimp run on at coast — good redfish being caught

Pods of redfish are chasing migrating white shrimp along the upper coast, according to area guides, and anglers are catching boatloads of fish when the feeding action heats up.

“The white shrimp are running and, in some areas, pods of redfish are chasing them,” said Capt. Scott Sommerlatte. “We are enjoying some pleasant fall conditions and we hammered them today.”

Sommerlatte’s specialty is throwing flies to feeding fish, but he said rod and reel anglers would do well pitching DOA shrimp under birds.

“Fall is a great time to fish,” Sommerlatte said. “September was rough this year — we just had so much rain, wind and clouds. Usually we can just go hunting, but the teal don’t fly in the rain, so it was a wash. September is usually one of the best months down here, but it was tough.”

Along with a good redfish bite, anglers are having success on spotted seatrout around Galveston Bay.

Photo by Scott Sommerlatte.