Brandon Report

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing Report, 4-16-24

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing ReportBy Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 74 degrees. Water clarity good for the majority of East Galveston Bay. This week we fished shell beds in the 2′ – 3’ depth range and found good numbers of Trout and a few reds. As in previous weeks, if you catch a fish, powerpole down and fan cast the entire area, as we have been picking up several fish in

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing Report, 4-9-24

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing ReportBy Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 72 degrees. Water clarity very good for the majority of East Galveston Bay. This week we once again fished shoreline shell in close vicinity to drains in the 3’ depth range and found good numbers of Trout and reds, and a few flounder. If you catch a fish, powerpole down and fan cast the entire area, as we

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing Report, 4-2-24

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing ReportBy Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 69.5 degrees. Water clarity good for the majority of East Galveston Bay. This week we fished shoreline shell in close vicinity to drains in the 3’ depth range and found good numbers of Trout and reds, and a few flounder and black drum. If you catch a fish, powerpole down and fan cast the entire area, as we

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing Report, 3-26-24

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing ReportBy Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 69.5 degrees. Water clarity normal for East Galveston Bay. We are still finding Trout, Reds, Black drum, and a few flounder in the marsh/bayou areas, around deeper cuts and bends, as this past week the wind has made it impossible to fish our early Spring areas that we prefer on the main bay system, with any

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing Report, 3-19-24

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing ReportBy Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 68 degrees. Water clarity decent for East Galveston Bay. We are still catching Tout, Reds, and a few flounder in the marsh/bayou areas, but the fish have started their transition out into the main bay system. We found good numbers of solid trout on the Shorelines over shell pockets and within close proximity

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing Report, 3-5-24

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature dropped back down to 58 degrees, due to the front that pushed through the area. Water clarity stained for the most part, with a couple areas with better clarity west of Elm Grove. The majority of our success remains back in the marsh/bayou areas. This Redfish bite remains consistent in areas where

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing Report, 2-27-24

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature up to 64 degrees, water clarity still stained for the most part in East Galveston Bay, with a few areas with better clarity well in the back of the marsh and back lakes. The fish are becoming more active as we continue to get more salinity back in East Galveston Bay. We had some excellent Speckled Trout

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing Report, 2-20-24

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 61 degrees, water clarity stained for the most part, with a few areas with better clarity in the marsh and back lakes. The fish are becoming more active in both the marsh/bayou areas, as well as shoreline flats with shell, where one can get some protection from the strong wind and wave action, as we continue

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing Report, 2-13-24

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature up to 63 degrees, water clarity stained for the most part, with a couple areas with better clarity in the marsh and back lakes. Success remains back in the marsh/bayou areas where one can get some protection from the Strong wind and wave action. This Redfish bite remains consistent in areas where

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing Report, 2-6-24

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 58 degrees, water clarity stained for the most part, with a couple areas with better clarity west of Elm Grove. Most of our success remains back in the marsh/bayou areas where one can get some protection from the Strong wind and wave action. This Redfish bite remains consistent in areas where good

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing Report, 1-30-24

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature rose to 58 degrees, water clarity stained for the most part. Our success remains back in the marsh/bayou areas where one can get some protection from the Strong North wind and wave action. This Redfish bite has still been consistent in areas where good current flow has bait up against the shorelines/grass

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing Report, 1-23-24

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 47 degrees, water clarity stained for the most part, as a number of our areas have been blown out by the continual winds. The pattern remains unchanged, as success remains back in the marsh/bayou areas where one can get some protection from the wind and waves. This Redfish bite has still been consistent

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing Report, 1-16-24

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 50 degrees, water clarity, varies depending upon where you are on the bay with the recent Fronts, as a number of our areas have been blown out by the winds. Our anglers are still having the most success back in the marsh/bayou areas where we can get some protection from the wind and

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing Report, 1-9-24

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 54 degrees, water clarity = average for this time of year. This week we have concentrated back in the marsh areas where we can get some protection from the wind and wave action, as well as find some pockets/areas with adequate water depth and slight temperature increases. The

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing Report, 1-2-24

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature back up to 60 degrees, overall water clarity = Good. North Winds and Low Outgoing Tides have forced us to adjust our tactics, so we have concentrated back in the marsh/bayou areas where we can get some protection from the wind and wave action, as well as find enough water to fish

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing Report, 12-19-23

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 61 degrees, water clarity = Good. Strong North winds have once again forced us to adjust our tactics, so we have concentrated back in the marsh areas where we can get some protection from the wind and waves. This week the Redfish bite has been good around areas where good current flow has

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 12-12-23

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 65 degrees, water clarity = Good. Strong winds have forced us to adjust our tactics, so we have concentrated on marsh areas where we can get some protection. This week the Redfish bite has been good around areas where good current flow has bait up against the shorelines/grass lines. Fish Smack

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 12-5-23

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 59 degrees, water clarity is good. Points and mud flats with scattered shell have produced good catches of trout and reds on our artificial lure trips in the 2 to 4 foot depth range. When we find nervous bait the fish are close by, so when we don’t see bait activity we move on rather quickly. A few birds were

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 11-28-23

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 58 degrees, water clarity = Good. Drains around grass lines have worked well for us this week for Redfish, when we have good tide movement. We have still been catching trout over mud flats with scattered shell, as well as in the marsh areas in and around deeper cuts. A few birds working but did not see

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 11-21-23

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 65 degrees, water clarity = Good. Early morning trips have been better for us this week with the high tides and strong outgoing tide movement. Points and flats with scattered shell produced very good catches of trout, reds, and a few black drum on our artificial lure trips in the 3 to 4 foot depth range. For us,

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 11-14-23

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 75 degrees, water clarity = Good. We were able to fish near and off the shore reefs again this week, and both areas produced very good catches of trout, reds, and a few black drum on our artificial lure trips in the 5-to-6-foot depth range. Once we find the active fish, they are normally only on a small section

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 11-7-23

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing ReportBy Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 63 degrees, water clarity very good We were able to fish near and off the shore reefs again this week, and both areas produced very good catches of trout, and Bull Reds on our artificial lure trips in the 4-to-5-foot depth range. Once we find nervous bait activity, the active fish are close by. We also targeted

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 10-31-23

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing ReportBy Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature was back up to 80 degrees, water clarity very good for the most part. We were able to fish near and off the shore reefs this week, and both areas produced very good catches of trout, reds, and a few black drum on our artificial lure trips in the 5-to-6-foot depth range. Once we find the active fish, they are normally

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 10-24-23

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing ReportBy Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 73 degrees, water clarity good for the most part. Fishing continues to improve in East Galveston Bay, with cooler air / water temperatures, good tide movement over the past week, and a mild front that pushed through. We were able to fish near and off the shore reefs this week, and both areas produced

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 10-17-23

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing ReportBy Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 75 degrees, water clarity varies depending upon where you are on the bay, with East of Yates Bayou being stained for the most part. Fishing continues to improve in East Galveston Bay, with cooler air / water temperatures, and good tide movement over the past week. We were unable to fish off the

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 10-10-23

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing ReportBy Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 79 degrees, water clarity is decent. A front pushed thru last week, including super high tides and strong winds, making us adjust our tactics. We targeted marsh drains, grass lines, rocks, and shell flats close to deeper water and resulted in catches of Speckled Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead and

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 10-3-23

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing ReportBy Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 85 degrees, water clarity murky in most areas of East Bay. Fishing was tougher for our groups in East Galveston Bay this week, as we fought strong East winds and had to adjust our tactics and locations. We were unable to fish off the shore reefs this week. We fished marsh drains, grass lines, and shell flats

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 9-26-23

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing ReportBy Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 85 degrees, water clarity still very good. Fishing continues to improve in East Galveston Bay, as we venture into Fall and hopefully cooler temperatures in the next couple of weeks. Off the shore reefs have worked well for us again this week and resulted in good catches of Trout & Reds, when the wind allows us to

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