(June 2, 2010) Fishing Report – Captain Bryan Brawner 409-256-1265

This is one of my favorite times of the year to be fishing Galveston East Bay. The speckled trout bite is really hot now all over the bay. We have been catching specks mainly on soft plastics while drifting oyster shell and keying on slicks and bait action. Trout have also started hitting live croaker good. I usually free line croaker with fluorocarbon leader unless there is a strong current and I will add necessary split shots. Big schools of reds have also been working in the bay around big pods of mullet. Big mud boils in the clear water is a give away to the presence of feeding reds in the deeper water. Hanna’s, Little Hanna’s, and the Bolivar Pocket were good last week.

Fishing in the surf is also good with the beachfront around the Biscayne subdivision producing a lot of big trout. Laguna Harbor still has lots of big trout and reds being caught early and late in the back canals. Rollover has also been good on the gulf side mouth for waders.

We went offshore some during the holiday and caught and released a lot of big “smoker” kings. Kingfish fight hard and really peel the line when they slam the bait. Snapper season began on Tuesday and there are lots of big snapper on wrecks and rock formations 30+ miles out from Galveston.

I am offering offshore charters now and am going out of Bolivar Yacht Basin in Crystal Beach. Red snapper season is June 1- July 24. I will be targeting large trophy size snapper over 15 lbs . We will also expect to catch triggerfish, ling, Spanish mackerel, kingfish, beeliner, and dorado. I am fully licensed and permitted for offshore charters by the National Marine Fisheries Service and have some of the lowest prices on the Texas Coast for offshore trips. Check out my website for more information on my offshore adventures… www.GalvestonGuideFishing.com

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