I've been hearing that the bull run has started and I'm trying to get in on some action, with the occasional shark.
Visited the 8 mile road beach in Galveston on 9/26 in the afternoon and tried some surf fishing with frozen shrimp and cut horse mullet. Didn't get much activity, but I'm not sure if it is because I can't find gamefish. The water DID looks a little bit greener than normal.
I had a 7 ft rod with shrimp that I was using to cast into the 1st gut for panfish, and a 10 ft conventional that I attempted, unsuccessfully (still need lots of practice), to cast into the second and third guts. After about 30 mins of letting bait soak, I'd reel in to see the mullet torn up and shrimp gone. I'm not sure if this is due to wave activity or fish. in about 3 hours, all i caught was a small 5 inch whiting on shrimp. The mullet was rigged on a 14/0 circle.
I read and hear about advice that says to look for where the baitfish are, but idk what I am looking for. All i see on the beach are the sandbars and related formations.Where should I even be casting?What are optimum conditions I should be looking for when surf fishing? I tried browsing www.swellinfo.com, but I'm having trouble understanding how to read the charts and what is optimum.