We put my gear into John’s boat, pushed off from the dock, and started out nearby on the shallow flat next to a beached shrimp boat.
It was beautiful scenery but the fishing was tough. It took me about an hour and a half before my first fish decided to bite, but when it did and I set the hook, the fight was on! After a good fight, I landed the first Redfish of the ANGLR Tour!
Getting Started Catching Sea Trout and Red Drum
I couldn’t have been more excited to catch a Redfish as they are my favorite saltwater fish. They fight so hard and pull so much line… it’s always a fun fight. After wading that spot a little more, we found a current seem and we were able to pull a few seatrout from the area. We then got some pictures with the shrimp boat, walked back over to the boat to eat some lunch and took a nice long boat ride to the second fishing spot.
From that point on, it was trout after trout for an hour and a half. We caught our limit in no time!
As soon as we pulled up to the second spot we knew we were going to catch fish! Bait was popping everywhere and you could see the trout blowing up the bait balls. We would basically identify a Baitball cast past it and then reel a swimbait through the bait ball. John and I both caught a good number of trout using this technique. At the end of the day I ended up getting stung by jellyfish for the first time ever it wasn’t the most fun experience but it really wasn’t as bad as everyone made it seem to be. We called it a day around noon and even though Kim hadn’t caught a fish yet she still had a great time.
We went back to the Top Water Grill, got a few drinks, some lunch, and then went back to the hotel room. I got the photos uploaded and then said goodbye to Kim as she was heading back to Houston.
It was a great two days in Galveston and I look forward to one day coming back.