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ISO Jamaica Beach Galveston Tips #13571206 05/26/20 01:22 AM
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Me and my family will be staying on a canal in Jamaica Beach area which connects to West Bay. Any tips on how to catch some fish to eat off the dock/canal? Canal is about 10 fow. This will be our first time fishing the coast. Thanks!

Re: ISO Jamaica Beach Galveston Tips [Re: Gainzachoo] #13571974 05/26/20 07:41 PM
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Most of the resorts you stay out will have access to a bay side fishing pier. Ask the rental property about it when you check in. I'm sure the canals produce as well, but we used to wack them on the piers at night. Fish under the lights on those piers for specs and flounder with live shrimp, use a small weight at possible, or some small white grubs. Sometimes the bigger fish are in the shadows just outside the light.

If the surf is clear wade out to the 3rd sand bar and catch some spec's in the surf, my favorite way to catch them is with live shrimp on a popping cork.

Re: ISO Jamaica Beach Galveston Tips [Re: David Welcher] #13572013 05/26/20 08:34 PM
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Thanks. We are staying at an Airbnb. Here is a pic of location. We also have access to 2 kayaks during our stay.

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Re: ISO Jamaica Beach Galveston Tips [Re: Gainzachoo] #13572530 05/27/20 11:49 AM
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You should be in for a good time, I have some great memories down there as my Mother in Law had a beach house down there at Sea Isle Properties just West of Jamacia Beach I'd take my two sons and we caught lots of trout, small redfish and every once in a while a bonus flounder at night under the lights. We would fish from sunset to 3 or 4 in the morning and I'd have to drag them in kicking and screaming as they would not want to leave. I'd get a few hours of sleep and hit the surf for a few hours of fishing, come in cook a big breakfast then crash till supper, then back out at sunset.
As you come in from Galveston 4 miles down from 61st there is a road called 8 mile road, you can take the Kayak's down there for some good bay fishing as well, I've caught a few good Redfish there in those flats at the end of Sportsmans Road, there is a Cul De Sac at the water there and you can launch the Yaks there as well.
Make sure and rinse your fishing gear off with fresh water after every outing, just take a water hose to all your rods and reels and spray them down. And make sure and use a net on the flounder as they will flip off the hook every time. Their skin around the mouth is thin and they shake so hard they will get off.

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Re: ISO Jamaica Beach Galveston Tips [Re: David Welcher] #13573451 05/27/20 11:58 PM
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Thats a great story and info. Thanks! Hopefully we can catch a few of something to toss on the grill

Re: ISO Jamaica Beach Galveston Tips [Re: Gainzachoo] #13575500 05/29/20 04:57 PM
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I am looking at some of the homes on the canals in Jamaica Beach also. Most of those canals have the sunken green lights throughout the canal system. Go out at night with live shrimp or speck rigs and catch trout all night with a few small reds and possibly flounder mixed in.

Re: ISO Jamaica Beach Galveston Tips [Re: JJ4MEL] #13576997 05/31/20 03:39 AM
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That could be a possibility with the kayaks. Do you fish on the bottom or bobber with shrimp at the lights?

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