Fishing was still a little slow this week. Not too many tourists went out, and the water is high and full of debris from Galveston. Those who did venture out caught fish, but nothing spectacular was reported.
John McNatt at Fisherman's Wharf said offshore trips brought in kingfish, some big ling, vermilion snapper, a few "turkey" dorado, shark and four or five blackfin tuna. Bay guides caught some redfish a few small trout, a few flounder and Spanish mackerel.
Tom Creighton at Woody's Sports Center saw a few private boats bring in tuna, kingfish and some state water snapper. A few trout were brought in from the ship channel and some redfish were caught off Shamrock Island.
Scott Garrison at Deep Sea Headquarters said the "fishing is definitely better." He reported blackfin tuna, some bull tigershark, kingfish, dog snapper, vermilion snapper, silky shark and dorado.
Dolphin Dock's Sandy Martin reported vermilion snapper, kingfish, shark, tuna and ling caught by offshore anglers. Bay anglers landed redfish, grouper, spadefish, pompano, Spanish mackerel, mangrove snapper and stingray.
Jeff Heimann at Offshore Adventures said offshore catches over the weekend included vermilion snapper, kingfish, ling and shark. He reported high water in the bays, and not too many bay fishermen out there.
Louis Witt at Barnacle Bill's Pier House on Horace Caldwell Pier says the pelican are diving, and "lots of baitfish are being caught" off the pier, as well as big redfish, speckled trout, blackfin tuna, pompano and whiting. "But no hard heads," he said.