Redfish Rodeo

This past few days, redfish have been sighted and caught from the Boliver Wells to the upper end of Galveston bay around marker 72 and the Seabrook area.

This writer and guide has no reasonable explanation for the great numbers being caught and seen in herds. May have to do with this extreme drought and salinity in and around our system. TPW reported recently that the salinity level was well over 40 parts per million. We only require 10-12 for speckled trout and redfish. Go figure……….

We are leaving the dock around 530 am and returning before 1100am with a great box of redfish and several good speckled trout to 23 inches.

Best bite has been with live shrimp carolina rigged and GULP in limetruse or nucular chicken. Using 3/8 lead with moving tide and 1/4 oz with a slack tide. Fishing in 10-12 feet near shell and mud bottom. Areas like the Boliver Wells and A-1. Stay on the outside of A-1 working the wells on the downside of the current. Other areas near Seabrook and Markers 72 down to 64 are holding slicks and pods of nervous mullet.

Potential for tropical weather later this week. Catching should be off the sheet especially with a little needed rainwater in our watershed…………….

Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend with family and friends.

God bless
the fisherman

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