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jjime1203
February 9th, 2012, 07:34 PM
We are going to try taking our boat to the jetties in Galveston this Saturday. Does anyone have any advice to offer? We have never been before. We were planning on buying live shrimp and crabs. We might get some squid.. If anyone is willing to share some tips that would be great!

reeltime
February 9th, 2012, 07:40 PM
shrimp and cracked crab is the ticket.

corndog
February 9th, 2012, 07:56 PM
Fish them 2-3 ft under a popping cork. Throw near the rocks and let the current take it while popping the cork but not reeling in too much! I like to let my line lay down in the water before I pop the cork. It makes that extra noise when you pop it hard.

corndog
February 9th, 2012, 08:12 PM
Or try adjusting to deeper water. Be careful at the Jetties wind is suppose to be 10-15 out of the north

reeltime
February 9th, 2012, 08:40 PM
Or try adjusting to deeper water. Be careful at the Jetties wind is suppose to be 10-15 out of the north

They call that free lining shrimp.Get you a sabshki and put little dead pieces of shrimp and catch you some finfish for bait.

Dawg
February 9th, 2012, 09:28 PM
Another good tip when fishing the jetties, before you pull the anchor to leave, start your motor.

Texfish
February 9th, 2012, 10:59 PM
if you've never been to the jetties, i strongly suggest you take someone with you that has experience there. things can get out of hand in a hurry out there in the wind and waves, and there will be waves.

X3

jjime1203
February 10th, 2012, 08:21 AM
Yesterday it said there would only be 11mph winds and today says that there will be 15-25... So, we will not be going to the jetties after all!! I always read that you are supposed to fish in protected waters when it is windy...any advice on where to go to find protected waters? We definitely want to go tomorrow, we do not get a chance to go very often with work schedules and a 10 month old son. we will just have to figure out a place we can fish with the wind.. Thanks for being honest everyone!

H.Maier
February 10th, 2012, 08:50 AM
Bastrop bayou, Chocolate bayou. Hall's bayou. Diversonary canal to name a few.

FishNette
February 10th, 2012, 09:04 AM
I'm planning to brave the cold and wind and fish in and around Moses Lake. Dress warm!

Muddskipper
February 10th, 2012, 09:05 AM
X2 chocolate Put in at lutes and get your live bait there

jjime1203
February 10th, 2012, 09:10 AM
Chocolate it is! That was the original plan, then it looked like it was going to be a calm day and that is why we considered the jetties. Maybe next time..
Chocolate is a lot closer anyways.

Gulfcoast13
February 10th, 2012, 02:04 PM
Let us know how you do.

191lts
February 15th, 2012, 07:36 AM
nice catch

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Curmudgeon
February 15th, 2012, 08:30 AM
Those are some big girls!

jjime1203
February 15th, 2012, 08:41 AM
Wow, nice catch! No such luck here yet, but we are working on it.

S-troop
February 15th, 2012, 05:52 PM
Great job!


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H.Maier
February 15th, 2012, 06:33 PM
Nice catch,Cat. Looks like they're going to be on the beach front a little earlier this year.

Milkjug
February 15th, 2012, 06:50 PM
Wow, who would have thought the trout would be in the surf so early? Did you catch those on the channel or gulf side? Great work! I am itching for a try now!