Birds and Butterfly’s - East Galveston Bay
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Well it’s Birds and Butterfly’s in East Galveston Bay for this past week, you laugh but Friday we ran out to Deep Reef and got on a good group of birds, pulling a lot of sand trout out and a few specs and a couple reds but what I was seeing was Monarch butterfly’s making their migration to Mexico I think or South America. It was neat we stood there and just watched them and tried to figure out how many miles it was from start to finish and how many make it then, we got back to fishing, it’s just neat what you can see on the water.
OK as I said above we’ve had birds working in east bay but a lot of small specs and a whole lot of Sandy’s really too many so that tells me we need a good cold front to clean them out a little. Saturday we got into birds again but with more spec keepers under them up to about 18”. I love the birds and the action, we’ve been throwing a 3” gulp in white shrimp for everything birds, flounder, reds and been catching, they last forever most the time so you can spend more time fishing. I have been throwing a ¼ oz. led head or 3/8 in deeper water to get under the Sandy’s to bigger specs.
Ok as for what we’re seeing, birds but you gotta work thru the sand trout, most the action has been from Deep Reef to Robinsons Bayou and south from there out into the middle of the bay. A few of the marsh reds are producing a few flounder and reds and specs. Working the outgoing tide in the gut and along the shoreline downstream. I’ve also started throwing topwaters around the birds and it seems to pick up some of the bigger specs. Deep has been a good go to this last week for birds or just drifting.
We really need a good cold front, I think things would even out and make it a little easier on everyone. We would get into a better pattern for a strong fall bite. I will stick to the baits we’ve been using and working the middle of the bay for the coming month unless we have a big change in the weather.
I am running a special this week I have 3 days open this week before I leave for a couple weeks of deer hunting so I want to finish it off with a bang. I’m running trips for 2 people for $300 that’s a $100 savings. We leave from Stingaree marina about 6:30am and will be back in around 10:30-11:00am, it will be all plastics. I will clean the fish after the trip for the cooler ride home I do supply rods, tackle and bottled water as always. You can fish in the morning and still make it to the office in the afternoon if need be. This is for this week only pick a day Oct 23,24 or 25th. Call to book your date.
Stingaree Marina is open and “Under New Management” Nancy’s from Roll Over Pass is running it now they are open from around 6;00 am all mornings, and has been holding live shrimp most the time, some croaker, and fresh dead, mullet and mud minnows. Ice and gas is $4.25 a gal, drinks are on the water also 2 ramps at Stingaree Marina and 2 ramps at the Old Way Out Marina make it nice and they have plenty of trailer parking at both locations. Once your done fishing you can grab a bite to eat at the “Down Under” or the “Stingaree” both have some great food right on the water and will even fry or grill your fresh catch from the day. The Down Under is open Friday-Tuesday from Lunch to dinner and Stingaree is open Wednesday-Sunday for lunch and dinner. Both locations have a sunset that can’t be beat.
Until Next Time
Be Safe On The Water
Capt. David Harris