Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing Report, 6-11-24

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing ReportBy Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 83 degrees in East Galveston Bay. As in previous weeks, the Water clarity is still stirred up more than usual with all the freshwater entering the bay system from the heavy rains up above us. We are still finding good numbers of trout on the protected Shorelines over shell pockets, and are having to weed thru a large number of small fish to find the solid females, as well as Redfish along the grass lines and over shell with the higher tides, and a few nice flounder busting bait up around grass lines with good current flow. If you see nervous bait flipping on the surface the fish are close by, if not, you are best to move on to another spot, after making a few casts. The lighter the jig head the better (1/16 to 1/4), determined by the wind and current, and tails with paddles, are still performing the best, as we were utilizing Anahuac based, Wac Attack tails and top performing colors varied, depending upon water clarity and light conditions, with Rollover Moon, being a favorite for our fishing friends. Our clients are still finding good success using Fish Smack Popping corks with a 1 to 2 foot leader above a shrimp imitation lure, or Tails with a 1/16 oz jig head, with a hard pop and a 5 to 10 second pause gathering the most strikes. The Topwater bite has also been good when utilized on our early morning and late afternoon trips, so if you like throwing walking baits, now is the perfect time to get on the water and make it happen. When the wind cooperates we are starting to see some fish show up on reefs in the middle portion of the bay, which should get better as the temperatures continue to rise. We also found a few birds working in the middle of the bay, and found some solid trout under them, as well as Gafftop, which is typical for this time of the year.

Until Next Time – Captain Jeff Brandon
Get the Net Guide Services, LLC – Year-Round Fishing Guide
1183 N Stingaree Dr, Crystal Beach, Texas 77650

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