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#11205368 - 11/04/15 12:39 PM Galveston Bay / USS SELMA Area
FASTTALKING Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 257
Headed there next Spring sometime ,, looking for any input on fishing. It will be my first time there in a boat w/friends (his boat)

BAIT ?
DEPTH ?
LOCATION ?
RODS & REELS ? ( I bass fish 99.9% of the time )

really would like to catch a shark if possible.......

Anything will help thanks in advance.

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#11216239 - 11/10/15 08:13 AM Re: Galveston Bay / USS SELMA Area [Re: FASTTALKING]
Gary B Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 11/04/15
Posts: 8
End of North Jetty. Cut mullet or live mullet. Fish on bottom. 20lb test with 30lb leader, 5/0 hook. Should catch some reds and good chance of catching a shark. Good luck!!!

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#11217162 - 11/10/15 04:53 PM Re: Galveston Bay / USS SELMA Area [Re: FASTTALKING]
FASTTALKING Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 257
Thank you Sir. Deeply appreciated. North jetty is that heading out where the barges & the cruise ships leave from on the left ?

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#11217847 - 11/10/15 11:45 PM Re: Galveston Bay / USS SELMA Area [Re: FASTTALKING]
Day0ne Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/26/07
Posts: 296
Loc: Rowlett, TX
The north jetty is just to the right of middle, the Selma is off Pelican Island. The cruise ships are back in the Galveston Channel. The barges are in the Intracoastal Waterway, at the top of Pelican Island.

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#11217987 - 11/11/15 07:18 AM Re: Galveston Bay / USS SELMA Area [Re: FASTTALKING]
FASTTALKING Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 257
I can't thank you gentlemen (Gary B & DayOne) enough for all the information and pictures. Gary B what size weight are we talking about using ?

Thanks again !

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#11228682 - 11/17/15 07:26 AM Re: Galveston Bay / USS SELMA Area [Re: FASTTALKING]
TroutSupport.com Offline
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Registered: 08/10/10
Posts: 1380
Loc: Entire Gulf and Atlantic Coast...
You may also fish off the Dike (same method) for large black drum.
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#11228761 - 11/17/15 07:56 AM Re: Galveston Bay / USS SELMA Area [Re: FASTTALKING]
FASTTALKING Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 257
Thanks TroutSupport.com ! what oz. weight do I need to use for this type of fishing ?

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#11277914 - 12/12/15 10:52 AM Re: Galveston Bay / USS SELMA Area [Re: FASTTALKING]
FASTTALKING Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 257
Any reports guys ?

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#11280803 - 12/13/15 10:19 PM Re: Galveston Bay / USS SELMA Area [Re: FASTTALKING]
OldFrog Offline
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Registered: 02/16/06
Posts: 48345
Loc: Probably not where you think
Use only enough weight to keep the bait in the area you target.
1 oz on a slow tide. Up to 4 oz on a fast tide...although reds will feel it and drop it if you're not quick on the draw.

No tide....dont fish. Go have lunch instead.

Try some Berkley Gulp! shrimp, too.
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#11281646 - 12/14/15 12:12 PM Re: Galveston Bay / USS SELMA Area [Re: FASTTALKING]
FASTTALKING Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 257
Thanks OldFrog !!

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