Updated on August 9, 2022
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"West Bay is good for Speckled Trout and Redfish on live shrimp or soft plastic. Look for jumping Mullet or small bait fish on the flats. Good luck." - Captain Mike Cacciotti
"Fishing is still holding steady over shell. Fish have started to transition to where they need to be. Speckled Trout and Redfish are hungry and aggressive with this warmer weather. Fishing is starting to pick up in East Galveston Bay and West Galveston Bay. The Galveston Jetties have also remained steady for Sheephead and oversized Black Drum when weather allows. Speckled Trout and Redfish have also been been good at the Galveston Jetties." - Captain Michael Meza
"Fishing is good in East Matagorda Bay near the grass edges due to the higher tides, and also drifting scattered shell. West Matagorda Bay continues to produce solid numbers of Redfish wading the south shoreline. We're using Down South Lures, Trout Support lures, and shrimp under a popping cork" - Captain Sid Halliday
"Rockport area....topwater action has been fantastic!! Throwing Spook Jr, One Knockers, and Rapala Skitter Walks. Whatever topwater bait you like, as long as it has a white belly, will get the job done. We're having success looking for bait working up shallow to 2.5' of water. Grass and mud still hold fish, and be sure to incorporate the major and minor tide swings in your fishing day." - Chris Larry
"We're catching dozens of Catfish on every trip." - Scott Pierce
"My littlest Kacey taking on Redfish for some family fun today. She's casting, jigging and hooking Redfish on her own. Go girl! Redfish family day!
Hold on son in law, welcome to the Rudolph’s family time in the back yard! Wahoo! Social distancing! Comaux somebody! Go Tyreek! Fun day! We're still booking trips in Venice, Louisiana! - Captain Chad Rudolph
"Thursday I fished with Mr. Jeff and his good friend Dmitriy. They came down to Shell Beach to get some fresh air and a full Yeti and as you can see, mission accomplished. Right now, being on the water is the place to be!" - Captain Jimmy Corley
"The snook fishing has been incredible this week in south Florida and the keys pre spawn" - Captain Ben Trainer
"Musky fishing on Pymatuning Reservoir was excellent this last week with unseasonably warm weather and water temps. We managed to boat 15 Muskies in only 20 hours of being on the water. This approaching cold front and the approaching spawn should put a halt to things for a short while, but should pick right up to where it was once things start to stabilize." - Captain Brian Clark
"Midges still dominate for dry fly and emerger fishing. Damsel fly nymphs on euro rigs get the job done between hatch activity." - Chris Schatte
Brighter Skies Ahead!
Thanks for reading, Jonathan Captain Experiences 833-CAPTAIN