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First trip to the Coast (Galveston) Need Advice #13570265 05/25/20 01:43 AM
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Hey yall, Im new to the forum. I am an avid fisherman, mostly crappie. My family is making our first trip to the coast this July and are staying at a home which has canals on 2 sides of it near West Bay/Jamaica Beach. Of course we will be fishing. The canal is about 10 fow. What are some good techniques, bait, lures, times to help me and my kids catch some fish. We will also have access to 2 kayaks while we are there. I attached a photo of where we will be staying. Thanks!

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Re: First trip to the Coast (Galveston) Need Advice [Re: Gainzachoo] #13570300 05/25/20 02:17 AM
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Night fishing under lights for trout will be your ace in the hole.


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Re: First trip to the Coast (Galveston) Need Advice [Re: Pat Goff] #13570330 05/25/20 02:49 AM
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Thanks. Ive been seeing this. Should I get my own to just toss in the canal we will be fishing?

Re: First trip to the Coast (Galveston) Need Advice [Re: Gainzachoo] #13570434 05/25/20 05:53 AM
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If the dock has lights by all means use them.


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Re: First trip to the Coast (Galveston) Need Advice [Re: Gainzachoo] #13570728 05/25/20 03:33 PM
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Use a small hook with a spit shot and put a shrimp out on the bottom. You should catch a pinfish. Cut the pinfish into cut-bait and throw that out. You should catch a variety of species including redfish. Be careful if you catch hardhead catfish. They can create a painful poke from a barb. Good luck and let us know how you do. smile

Re: First trip to the Coast (Galveston) Need Advice [Re: Osbornfishing] #13570818 05/25/20 05:18 PM
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Thanks for the info! We will def try that. What lb line is good? Also, circle or J hooks better, and what size generally best?

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Originally Posted by Gainzachoo
Thanks for the info! We will def try that. What lb line is good? Also, circle or J hooks better, and what size generally best?


I typically use 20 or 25 lb big game mono when I fish inshore. I use 2/0 mustard ultra point hooks for shrimp and squid. I will downsize the hooks all the way down to a salmon egg hook if I am trying to catch baitfish. I use a 2/0 to 7/0 for cut bait. Also try a 3/4 oz Johnson gold spoon.

Re: First trip to the Coast (Galveston) Need Advice [Re: Gainzachoo] #13571807 05/26/20 05:31 PM
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the marsh to the east of Jamacia beach has some good wading. surf in that area can be good also.


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Re: First trip to the Coast (Galveston) Need Advice [Re: Gainzachoo] #13575362 05/29/20 03:50 PM
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I go every year, and I cast a crappie jig ... usually pearl ice, or some silver color jig while I have a shrimp out on another rod.
I catch flounder and Ladyfish mainly, but I have caught just about anything that swims on a crappie jig


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Re: First trip to the Coast (Galveston) Need Advice [Re: Gainzachoo] #13580602 06/03/20 05:11 AM
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Get some of these baits below and let your kids fish them under the lights. They will catch a trout on them, but they do damage to them so you will need a few.

swimming shad

Re: First trip to the Coast (Galveston) Need Advice [Re: Gainzachoo] #13580919 06/03/20 02:57 PM
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Grab a hand full of big silver or fire tiger rooster tails. You will all catch fish. Just something about them.

Re: First trip to the Coast (Galveston) Need Advice [Re: Gainzachoo] #13585055 06/06/20 01:00 PM
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Might give Capt Steve Gremillion a call.. he's great with kids. 713-819-6232


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