by CAPT reported. DEREK YORK
Derek York at internet protected
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Most fishermen probably do n’t find cold temperatures, windy conditions, fog, rain, and shorter time to be very appealing, but if you know how to take advantage of the weather and go out on the better days we have earlier in the year, winter fishing in Texas can be just as good as it gets. In the winter, medal trout fishing reigns supreme in the majority of sea techniques along the beach, and Galveston Bay is no exception. This time of year, whether you’re wading, fishing from a boat, or the beach, you have your chance at catching the real trophy. In the winter, corkies, mirrolures, and soft plastics produce an abundance of high-quality fish with a slower presentation over mud bottoms that nice more quickly than shell.
We’ll be throwing fakes and life crab under popping corks while I’m drift fishing. For longer casts at working birds, I also have great success with heavier spoons of 12 ounce or larger. When hunting utensils for fish and colors, Kastmasters and the Johnson Sprites are usually a good guess. This time of year, when the tide is favorable, I did also rely on hunting swamp drains because these seafood will often gravitate toward these ambush locations when fish is easily accessible.
Using these strategies, you may catch bass this time of year whether you’re fishing in West Bay, Galveston Bay. East Bay or Trinity. The most important thing is to simply come when you can and provide the fish with a variety of baits and lures. Additionally, I’ll spend a lot of time fishing in smaller bodies of water, such as the top Houston Ship channel, Clear Lake, and Moses Lake.
Additionally, the piers can produce some excellent catches for red, dark drum, and sheepshead when the weather is favorable. The great Black Drum’s real push begins to run close to the passes and deeper waters in late February and early March. Additionally, this is when the Sheepshead will begin to move from the sea to the shoreline for their yearly spring spawning season.
Simply keep in mind to be aware of the climate at this time. Have a backup plan in case anything goes wrong and be ready for the unexpected. Always double-check your safety gear ( life jackets, first aid kit, signaling equipment, etc. ) and consider bringing an emergency blanket, extra water and food, and a change of clothes to your boat. Hypothermia can develop quickly, and being ready may mean the difference. Even if it’s just a plain text to someone to let them know where you’re going and when you expect to profit, making an float plan is always recommended.
But make sure to go fishing and take advantage of some of the fantastic hunting we have this time of year, and never forget to try to get a kid fishing!