Sons and I visited Galveston this weekend to fish the dawn and dusk surf near the water tower and near Sea Isle, starting Friday evening and ending Sunday morning. Water was calm, though a little sandy; did get clearer as weekend progressed. On Sunday morning the water was absolutely full of bait the whole time we were there. Saw a dolphin rip through a school of fish about 100 yards in front of us. Used mainly live shrimp, but also spoons and soft plastics. Caught a nice variety: specs, sand trout, macs, gafftops, ladyfish, bluefish, shark and of course a few hardheads. Biggest fish was a 3-foot shark caught by older son on a live shrimp - looks bigger than 3 feet when it is ****** off and you are standing in 3 feet of water with it. Most unusual "catch" was a 12 inch sand trout that managed to snag its teeth in my landing net, probably chasing dead shrimp that I had tossed from my bait bucket. Did have the unsettling experience of stepping on something that briefly undulated under my foot before swimming away - either a flounder or a stingray with bad aim.