Surf Pier Report
Took my kids to Galveston (91st st) pier Sunday night. We fished from about 9:30pm to 4am. Water was in decent shape, sandy green at the beach and green at the T head. Waves were about 1.5' in close. Action on the big rods was very slow, only 1 small run and no hookups. We were soaking mostly fresh cut whiting and sandtrout. Sounds like it has been a pretty slow start to the summer for sharks. The lights held trout most of the night, but they only bit well from about midnight to 2am. This should have been the slow stretch according to the solunar tables haha (they had feeding periods as major from 9 to 11 and minor from 3 to 4). Throwing plastics we landed 8 keepers, all 15 to 17", and probably threw back another 20 or 25 undersized fish. Lost 1 or 2 larger ones, but the average size on the lights was definitely on the small side. TTF spec rigs worked best. Gulp swimming mullet got hit hard but tails would get ripped off constantly. Saw a few caught on live bait, but think artificials were producing more because the lights where the fish were biting varied throughout the night. They were still biting good at 2am but dolphins moved in and spooked all the fish off the lights. Overall a fun night that provided good memories and plenty trout for a fish fry.