Tide Report-Rollover Pass

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Aug 26 – Aug 31, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Heat, wind, and fire were dampened by lots of rain to finish out the week here at Rollover, but despite a previous slow down on fishing action, the Labor Day weekend saw early runs of redfish that normally wouldn’t occur until mid-September. Along with the early run of spot-tails were croaker, bull whiting, sand and gulf trout, drum,

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Aug 18 – Aug 24, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
This past week’s fishing action started out slow but improved with each tidal flush. The key to positive fishing action is EARLY and LATE. Night shift action is fair to good according where you set your lights. Day time action occurring from 6 am through noon for the Gulf side or Bay side bridge anglers and bay waders. Surf is giving up some bull reds to

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Aug 11 – Aug 17, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Wild and wooley incidents occurred here at the pass this past week. We had one wade angler stepping on a stingray while fishing the surf causing him great pain and heading for the hospital for surgery and treatments. Another wader mounted a piling to fish for trout, and not long after loading his stringer a big shark chomped onto his trout, yanking

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, July 28 – Aug 3, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Despite last week’s rain events and off color tides, the Pass recovered nicely with sandy green tides attracting TONS of baitfish with a scattering of shrimp. BIG TROUT in the cut 6 pm Saturday feeding on large shad. Many catches were boxed. Night-shift AND Day-shift anglers were enjoying the feeding spree of trout and reds. Surf waders having fun

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, July 21 – July 27, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
The beginning of last week proved to be the peak of fishing action for trout, reds, and flounder. Then mid-week monsoon rains put the kabawsh on the action. As of Sunday, the fishing action still hasn’t improved, but night-shift anglers had some good to great action. Hopefully this weeks flushing tides will clear the bad water out and bring the

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, July 14 – July 20, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Monsoon rains conditioned the bite for Rollover last week with INCHES of the wet stuff dumped on our area. But now, as we start evaporating into our humidities for the dry out phase, the already wet fish are coming out to play. Reds, drum, whiting, croaker, and flounder are making their angler encores with the spotlight zeroing in on the speckled trout. The cut

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, July 7 – July 13, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors

Summer is definitely here and along with it are the summer fishing patterns. The most action is occurring at night under the lights of the night-shift anglers. Daytime activity is mainly limited to the morning bite but changing tides throughout the day provides enough action to keep it interesting.

 

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, June 30 – July 6, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Hit or miss action all week with mostly the incoming tides producing speck and sandy action for night-shift anglers with surf or cut speck action for the day-shifters. Flounder were steady but not plentiful along bay-side bulkheads and rollover bay. Anglers enjoyed an unusually cool July 4th weekend with North and Northeast winds. The weeds are still

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, June 23 – June 29, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
As they say, “Some day heroes” and “Some day Zeroes”. And so went the Pass! The beginning of the week found trout anglers, both day and night, hooking up with some great trout action. But then the second half of the week found dirty tides filled with tons of weeds with high winds adding to the down-swing. Only smallish low quality fish were being caught

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, June 16 – June 22, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Weeds are still a problem at Rollover but anglers are learning to deal with it. Surf waders are learning to fish the edges of weed mats to catch their specks and bulkhead anglers within the cut are getting around the problem as well…like the two seasoned flounder pounders who punch holes in the grass to drop their baits in to catch flatties. We don’t know

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, June 9 – June 15, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
This past week had its ups and downs but it looks like an upswing is now occurring with improved fishing action. Specks and sand trout are showing up in numbers for the night-shift anglers. Day-shifters are enjoying improved fishing for surf-waders angling for specks. Cut anglers are seeing a revived Bull Drum fishery along with Gafftop,

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, June 2-June 8, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
The first part of the week anglers were hampered by matted sea weeds that almost filled the pass; then anglers found ways to fish the grass mats which slowly gave up some quality specks and flounder. Most of the trout action was out front in the gulf with surf anglers and pole sitters catching near limits of quality trout. Bay side bulkheads also

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, May 26-June 1, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
WEEDS, especially of the sargassum variety, are causing severe problems at the pass and along our coastal shores, BUT there is absolutely NOTHING we can do about it! Somehow the anglers are working around this irritation and catching fish. The fish ARE still there under the weed mats but are hard to catch. All we can do is fish when the

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, May 19-25, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Summer is almost here and along with it comes improved fishing and crabbing. The stones have been amazing with huge claws to 7 inches and the blues are showing up to 6 inches point to point. The specks are finally in the surf hitting plastics and live baits. Big shark are also making the shark anglers happy and the surf-waders

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, May 12 – May 18, 2014


By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Last week (hopefully) breathed its last “chill” spell on our waters. With the warmth and humidity replacing the record breaking chill offs, the fishing action for Rollover and the surf should normalize. As of this writing, the specks, reds, and flounder were finding their way into anglers creels.

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, May 5 – May 11, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
The beginning of last week the reds, specks, flounder, and drum were loading angler coolers. But then huge mats of sargassum weed moved in to stunt the fishing action. As of this writing, the weeds are still a problem. The trout, reds, flounder, and drum are still there BUT anglers can’t get at them due to the heavy weed banks. We don’t know when

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Apr 28 – May 4, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Warming waters and great weather should get our fishing action back in order. The Gulf shrimp haven’t showed up as yet but when they do the fishing action at the pass will be HOT!! Finger mullet, shad, bait croaker, and mud minnows are now in the cut with the expected shrimp run coming soon. Meanwhile, just set yourself down and

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Apr 21 – Apr 27, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly again explains this past week’s fishing activity. Great speck action was actively hooking anglers up to trout from 20 to 32 inches with most being oversized and releasable. Some really nice slot and bull reds were caught with some nice slot and bull drum as well. But the “Olde Saying” at the pass is one day heroes and

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Apr 14 – Apr 20, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Warming waters and baitfish are helping to improve the fishing action at Rollover Pass. Day-shift anglers are loading up on drum and whiting with a few sheepshead, flounder, and redfish in their boxes. Night-shift anglers are catching specks on the eve of the sunsets and on the early morning tides. The specks aren’t in the surf as yet but it won’t be much longer.

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Apr 7 – Apr 13, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Spring came to Rollover for a short time. During this period of sun and active fishing the BIG TROUT came to play, flounder provided numerous dinners, behemoth black drum snapped lines, broke rods taking some with them, and the bull redfish planted plenty of smiles on anglers faces. BUT what Mother Nature giveth she can also taketh away. With YET

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Mar 31 – Apr 6, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
After we get through this extended winterization, the fishing at the pass should be GREAT!! The specks are showing up in numbers now with schoolies and mega specks from 2 to 8 plus lbs coming in. The black drum are running with anglers catching plenty of keeper eaters along with some MONSTERS going to 40 plus lbs. The spring flounder run

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Mar 24 – Mar 30, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Fishing action at Rollover Pass is beginning to warm up with the water; night-fishing and day time anglers are boxing specks, sand trout, reds, drum, and flounder. A weeks worth of sunny skies with baitfish and shrimp migrating through the pass should do it-TICK, TICK, TICK!!

 

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Mar 17 – Mar 23, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Extended warm spell helped the fishing action with anglers catching speckled trout, flounder, pompano, drum, redfish, and sheepshead, but Sunday’s cold-front with north winds and rain may cool the bite somewhat. Hopefully, the front won’t chill the waters too much and the bite will pick back up on Wednesday. On the Galveston Bay fuel spill,

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Mar 10 – Mar 16, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Hopefully the chill of winter is about over. If so, the fishing action at Rollover will hopefully heat up with the Springtime temps. As of Sunday the 16th, a few reds were nibbling baits with some real bruisers collecting fishing rods and snapping lines along the way. It has been reported that around 10 to 12 fishing rigs were yanked into the pass by bull reds and

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Mar 3 – Mar 9, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
This past week provided the good, the bad, and the ugly fishing action due to being locked into an unusually cold winter. But with a little more patience by anglers, the weather will eventually break into the “Texas Friendly” we are all used to. Despite the negatives, the anglers were able to land a few nice fish for their

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Feb 24 – Mar 2, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Water temp fluctuations are playing havoc with Rollover’s fishing action. On upswings to the 60′s, the bite is good for reds, drum, and flounder; but on the downswing to the 40′s, it is strictly pot luck. The Specks must have previously known this was about to happen, because they have completely disappeared. All we can hope for is sunny skies

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Feb 17 – Feb 23, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
This Crazy winter weather fluctuating from icy to humid to icy again is throwing the fishing action off. Good days and bad days are being had by angler, but when good the bull reds and drum are cooperating with great catches coming in. Small male flounder are moving back into the bay. NO REPORT ON TROUT ACTION as of yet. Water temp

Rollover Pass Fishing Report, Feb 10 – Feb 16, 2014

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
Water temp started out at 42 degess and slowly rose to the 56 degree mark. If the weather allows, the magic temp of 60 should be realized by Monday or Tuesday. When this happens, the fish will come out of their doldrums and start to feed, so have patience anglers, the trout will be here soon along with the reds, drum, and flounder- TICK, TICK, TICK!!