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Craig Lambert

Capt. Craig runs Galvestoninshore fishing Guide Service. He has been fishing Galveston Bay complex for 19 years. Out of his 24ft Lake and Bay boat, Capt. Craig caters to all levels of experience to make sure the best time is had by all.

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February 28, 2013

Take the good with the bad!

by Capt Mullet

Fishing this month continues to be solid but definitely not off the charts just yet. For every 3 or 4 trips on the water there is always a tough day in there where the fish don't want to cooperate. But don't give up hope just yet. Spring is on its way and warmer water temps will put these fish in a much more aggressive mood.

That smile says it all!!

We just need a little warm weather to get a good feeding frenzy to take place over the shallow flats of our areas. The last 2 weekends have been fun but we have had to work hard for our fish.

Quality time with a dad and his son!

Specks have been showing up in all different areas and moving around steadily. Thankfully we have had some decent winds to keep us covering ground and locating schools. Lots of black drum have been caught in the 2 to 35 pound range. Flounder have been rare and usually undersize but we have been catching about 1 to 3 a day and if we are lucky 1 might make it in the box.

Very special time with dad!

The redfish haven't been around as much these past two weekends with only 1 or 2 hitting the cleaning table each trip. We have run in to a several schools of rat reds which are fun to catch but they won't fill up the box till next year.

We are still in that wintertime pattern where the fish want to be hanging around thick mud and shell. 1/4 oz jig heads and soft plastics like the Mrs Trout Killer in Morning Glory have done very well in 4-8 ft water depth. For live bait the standard popping cork and shrimp has been working well for catching the big 5.

Spring Break is just around the corner so make sure and take a kid fishing. They deserve it!!!

February 10, 2013

February looking good so far

by Capt Mullet

Had a great weekend of catching. With warmer water temps in the low 60's I decided to go back to fishing shallow flats in the 3-4 ft depth over heavy shell and it payed off big time. Had some great guys down from the North part of the country and they kept telling me about how good the ice fishing was up there and I just kept thinking "poor fellas". It really made me appreciate Texas and our winter weather. These guys had a blast catching a ton of reds and trout up to 6 1/2 pounds. I don't think we had any trout under 3 pounds but we actually caught more reds than trout that day.

6 1/2 pounder Nice!!

5 pounder!

Temperatures have been above normal for the past few weeks and the fishing has been hot because of it. The outgoing tide seems to be the best bite but we are definitely catching them on the incoming also. There are still a lot of fish in the 5-7 ft depth but I haven't caught any of the bigger ones in it. Just regular sized trout (15-20 in.) in that depth. The bigger ones are definitely in the shallower waters.

Lots of redfish that day!

Boats had covered up my fishing spot and killed the redfish bite on Saturday so we moved around a little bit and still found some really nice trout but couldn't manage to kill the reds like we did the day before. Young Alec was on fire catching twice as many fish as his dad that day. This was his second fishing trip ever and he caught the super slam all by himself. Redfish, speckled trout, flounder and black drum and I think we now have an angler for life.

8 year old with his 4 3/4 pounder!!

It didn't take Alec long to figure out how to pop the cork and keep up with his slack properly and he caught a ton of fish. His dad and I were amazed that it seemed like he was getting twice the bites that his dad and I were getting. We were both completely impressed and I have a feeling they wont wait 6 months to come back on another trip this time. This is what fishing and guiding is all about. Memories that will last a lifetime between father and son. I am just glad I was a part of it.

Nice flatty!
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