Brandon Report

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

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 9-19-23

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing ReportBy Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 84 degrees, water clarity very good. Fishing continues to improve in East Galveston Bay with shorter days, cooler weather, and some good tide movement. Off the shore reefs have worked well for us again this week and resulted in good catches of Trout & Reds, and a few Black Drum, when

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 9-12-23

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing ReportBy Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 85 degrees, water clarity remains good in East Bay. We had some storms roll through that we had to dodge for a couple of days, but overall, the fishing continues to improve in East Galveston Bay. Off the shore reefs have worked well for us again this week and resulted in good catches of Trout & Reds, and a

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 9-5-23

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing ReportBy Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperatures 85 degrees, water clarity good in East Bay. The morning winds have given us a break the last few days, starting out from the Northeast at less than 8 mph providing us the opportunity to fish pretty much anywhere we choose to, and have increased our catching rates substantially of Trout and

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 8-29-23

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing ReportBy Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperatures 89 degrees, water clarity good in East Bay. The winds have given us a break the last few days allowing us to fish pretty much anywhere we choose too and have increased our catching rates substantially of Trout and Redfish. Off the shore reefs have worked well for us this week and resulted in non-stop action

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 8-22-23

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temps 89 degrees, water still stirred up again in a good portion of East Bay due to the West, Southwest winds, as the further East you venture the darker the water gets. Winds have been out of the West to Southwest in the 8-10 mph range in the mornings, increasing to 12-18 mph as the day progresses, limiting our

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 8-15-23

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temps 89 degrees, water looking about the same in East Bay due to the West, Southwest winds, as the further East you venture the clarity decreases. Winds have been limiting our off the shore reef tactics once again this week. Shrimp imitation lures under popping corks have still been producing the most bites for

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 8-8-23

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temps 88 degrees, water stirred up again in East Bay due to the West, Southwest winds, as the further East you venture the darker the water gets. Winds have been out of the West to Southwest in the 8-10 mph range in the mornings, increasing to 12-20 mph as the day progresses, limiting our off the shore reef

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 8-1-23

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temps 88 degrees, water looking great in East Bay, with the winds finally giving us a break. Winds have been out of the South in the 5 -7 mph in the mornings, which has allowed us to fish anywhere we choose. We have been starting out over shell beds, close to drains where we find bait pods. When we find no bait, we make a handful

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 7-25-23

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temps 88 degrees, water clarity varies, as previous weeks, the further west you venture the clearer the water becomes. Winds have been out of the Southwest/West all week in the 8-18 mph range, increasing as the day progresses and has really hampered our reef fishing efforts. Shrimp imitation lures

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 7-18-23

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temps 88 degrees, water clarity varies, as previous weeks, the further west you venture the clearer the water becomes. Winds have been out of the Southwest all week in the 10-22 mph range, increasing as the day progresses and has really hampered our reef fishing efforts, compared to last week. We were able

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 7-4-23

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temps 87 degrees, water clarity varies, west of Stingaree cove being the cleanest looking water. Winds have been out of the Southwest most of the week, switching more to the South on Saturday, in the 6-12 mph range. This week fishing over oyster reefs in 6 to 8 feet of water produced some excellent catching for our

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 6-27-23

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temps 86 degrees, water clarity varies depending upon what part of the bay you are in. Winds have been out of the Southwest most of the week, in the 12-25 mph range, making it difficult to fish the open water reefs on most days, and has muddied up the water in a number of areas. When the conditions allow

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 6-20-23

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temps 85 degrees, water clarity good in most places within East Galveston Bay. Winds have been out of the Southwest most of the week, in the 12-25 mph range, making it difficult to fish the open water reefs on most days. When the conditions allow, we have been catching solid trout and bull reds over reefs, making for some

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 6-13-23

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temps 85 degrees, water clarity good in most places for East Galveston Bay. We have been able to find a good number of baitfish, and shrimp and the predators have been close by. Grass lines up in the marsh and in and around drains have produced Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum for us, utilizing live shrimp, under a

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 6-6-23

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temps 84 degrees, water clarity very good in most places within East Galveston Bay. We have been able to locate a good number of baitfish / shrimp over shell and grass lines, as well as open water reefs and the predators have been close by. We have been utilizing live shrimp, under a popping cork, as well as

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 5-30-23

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temps 84 degrees, water clarity good in most places for East Galveston Bay. Still a large amount of freshwater in the Bay system, however we have been able to locate trout without running too far from the launch spot in Stingaree Canal. Winds have been less than 15 mph for the most part, allowing us to fish

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

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temps 80 degrees, water clarity decent in most places for East Galveston Bay. As you progress further east the water clarity decreases. The large amount of freshwater the entered the bay system due to all the rains up above us did not seem to hamper the overall bite, so we were able to fish our regular spots in East Bay. Winds

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 5-16-23

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temps 76 degrees, water clarity Fantastic in most places for East Galveston Bay. Marsh point and further east the water clarity decreases. Winds have been South/Southeast at 14 to 27 mph, for the most part with higher gusts, limiting the areas we have been able to target effectively. We have experienced good tide

Weekly fishing report – May 9, 2023

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temps 74 degrees, water clarity good in most places for East Bay, thanks to the recent wind direction. Winds have been South/Southeast at 10 to 20 mph, for the most part with higher gusts, over the past week. Early mornings started off with low incoming tides, and we found trout, black drum and reds, and a few

Weekly fishing report – May 2, 2023

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temps in the low 70’s, water clarity 6 to 12” in most places in East Bay. Winds have been across the board from North to Northwest, South to Southeast, and South to Southwest, depending upon the day and speeds anywhere from 10 to 20 mph, with higher gusts. Early in the week we started out fishing flats outside the

Weekly fishing report – April 25, 2023

By Captain Jeff Brandon
Fishing has been extremely good over the past week, and the redfish bite was stellar and then on early Friday morning we had a front move through bringing with it strong winds and rain, which muddied up East Bay and made for tougher than normal conditions for our trips on Saturday. Winds were Northeast at 14 to 27 mph, with

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