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karstopo wrote:Depends on what kind of fishing you like. Some folks like canal fishing at night or maybe the causeway. Since you are presumably in the greater Houston/Galveston area, I suppose mentioning places around there might work out. You have the open bay types that hit west Galveston bay and other open areas. My good buddy that has fished with me for years does well with hefty trout and stout redfish in Clear lake from his kayak. There’s the marshes like Pierce and Greens Lake and the ones off East and West Galveston bay. The Freeport area has lots of little marshes and tiny bays. Various bayous and creeks and rivers hold saltwater fish. Chocolate, Bastrop, Dickinson, The San Bernard. Virtually any place that you can launch a kayak from is worth a shot, that’s been my experience. I really don’t know your expectations. Some people don’t seem to want to risk a trip if there isn’t a near guarantee of a limit. Some of the folks are just into fishing for a meat haul so they are looking to maximize that. Some places are better at different times of the year and different water conditions. Expectations are so widely divergent it’s hard to know what to recommend.
Some days it’s chicken and some days it’s feathers, but that’s fishing. No doubt, there’s a bunch of great spots within an hour or so from Houston/Galveston. There’s books and other media available and endless threads on where to go when, what to look for, lures, techniques, etc.
Get out there, post a report or two, people get to know what you like, things feed and develop off of that kind of activity.
dtd004 wrote:Well report. Where should I start? Went out to Texas City to find Moses Lake. Found it and the launch I had planned. Only to find out it was a pay launch and I didn't have any cash. Drove around the lake to another area I saw on a map that showed a kayak launch. Got there a little after 8 AM. Launched pedaled around through the fog hitting a few places. Tons of bait in the water, but nothing seemed to be hitting. Traveled all the way to the lock where I saw people picking up a flounder here and there. Tried what I had in my kayak, but no luck. Started heading back when the wind and heavy fog moved through. Hit a few places along the way still nothing. Got to where there were a couple of other guys where hiding in the marsh from the wind and talked to them for a bit. Learned that live shrimp is the way to go. Need to find a bait shop next time. Headed back in around noon with nothing to show. Going again this Friday in hopes of something better. Thinking Christmas Bay close to Cold Pass. Still learning and to stubborn to give up just yet. Thanks for all the info from everyone though. Looking forward to learning this area and hopefully finding fish at some point.
karstopo wrote:Seems like years ago, Christmas Bay was a little better in the spring than maybe the last couple of springs, but I haven’t fished there as much in recent Springs out there so there’s that. I tend to really like Christmas Bay in November and December...... but it’s not anything like an automatic bay for me, at least in the spring these days.
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