Rollover Pass Report, Nov-30 thru Dec-6, 2015

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors
As some of you have probably heard, the Federal Judge has ruled in favor of Galveston County. This means that if we can’t turn this decision around, the State of Texas will close on their promise to fill in the pass. This will be a disaster to not only the fishermen, but Bolivar Peninsula as well. Tax money spent by the 80,000 or more people who visit Rollover every year will be null and void for Bolivar tourism income. The angling public will no longer be able to belly up to the pass to catch fish and have fun. East Bay, which I believe is one of the finest fishing bays in the Galveston Bay System, will quickly become a skeeter infested black water swamp for alligators. The State plans to replace the fishing interests with a 1,000 ft pier. Now, I would like to see just how 80,000 anglers can fit on a pier!! We, the Gilchrist Community Association, are continuing to fight the fight for keeping Rollover open for you, the fishing public. I’ll have more info on this when I get it; as for the fishing…reds in the surf, trout hitting at night, drum are still drumming, and the flounder run is seeing egg laden females coming through headed for the Gulf.

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Speckled Trout
Night-time IS the right time for the night-shift anglers for specks from 15 to 22 inches.
(Limit: 15 inch minimum for 10 trout with only one 25 inch trout per day allowed as part of your daily limit)

Redfish (Red Drum)
The gulf side of the cut is good for those fishing near the gulf end.
(Limit: 20 inch minimum to 28 inch maximum for 3 reds per day – one over 28 inch allowed when properly tagged)

Black Drum
Excellent for slots and bulls.
(Limit: 14 inch minimum to 30 inch maximum for 5 fish per day with one OVER 52 inches allowed)

Some nice 18 to 22 inchers coming through; still looking for the saddle blankets.
(Limit: 14 inch minimum for 2 fish per day November limit)

Whiting surf action only, small croaker being caught.
(No Limits)

A few sandies, but gulf trout a no-show..
(No Limits)

Blue Claw Crab
Plenty of LARGE blues in the cut – a monster blue was caught that was 9 inches across tip to tip.
(Limit: 5 inches between points with no berry crabs (females with eggs) allowed)

Stone Crabs
Very few.
(Limit: only right claw may be kept when 2-1/2 inches above first Knuckle)

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Tides for Rollover Pass, East Bay TX starting Dec 8, 2015.

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