Fishing Report 1/22/2022 - Limits of Trout Under Birds in Galveston Bay
This week's fishing report is provided by Mark Gonzales. Check out his IG at @3rdcoastanglers.
This report is for the Upper Galveston Bay area. Mark got in the water by 9:30 am and fished until 3:30 pm. Water clarity was slightly stained with visibility to about 3ft. and water temperature around 45 degrees. Mark was able to hit the minor feeding period and part of the major feeding period on an outgoing tide. Note* if you're looking for more information about major and minor feeding periods, I'll be writing an article about that soon, but for now, check out Tides4Fishing.com for details.
Winds were 11mph out of the northwest (nice front conditions). Mark caught most of his trout in 10-12 ft. of water, with the fish suspending at about 6-8 ft. over mud and scattered shell bottom.
Mark targeted working birds in the area to help pinpoint where the trout were feeding, His most productive lure and color was the Flex Mullet "Chupacabra". Most of the strikes were when the lure was falling.
Mark and his crew ended up with a 3-man limit of keepers and probably caught around 50 trout in total.