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October 2016

Fishy Facts: Spanish Mackerel

By fishing news, Galveston-Fishing

spanish-mackerel-fishing Galveston Texas

Spanish Mackerel are in abundance at the end of fall and during winter in Galveston, TX. The colder seasons bring in a heap of rain and wind, pushing the bait and fish closer to the shore, making fish like mackerel widely available.

Appearance:
It’s back is green and has silver shading on the sides and yellow spots along its back. The front of the dorsal fin is black and it’s fins are slightly pointed.

Habitat:
Spanish mackerel can be found throughout Galveston in nearshore and offshore waters. They can be often found on reefs and grass beds. Since Spanish Mackerel can tolerate pretty cool waters, they will need to be reeled in fast.

Behavior:
Spanish mackerel are a schooling fish that migrates northward in the spring, reverting to southern waters when the water temperature sinks below 70 degrees. They typically feed on small fish and squid but are highly attracted to baitfish.

Looking to go fishing for Spanish mackerel and more in Galveston, TX? We have the expertise and equipment to give you a memorable sportfishing experience. Book your next trip here.

Fall Flounder Fishing Run Galveston

By fishing news, Galveston-Fishing

Flounder Fishing GalvestonBecause of its delicious taste, flounder is one of the top three fish targeted by anglers throughout Texas. However, flounder provide a unique challenge to the Galveston angler, because if you go out too soon or too late, you could miss out on the big flounder run.

The best time to catch flounder in Galveston is during their fall migration to the Gulf, typically from October to December. November is considered to be the best month for flounder fishing in Texas. The main reason for the great fishing in November is the annual flounder migration to the Gulf of Mexico reaching its peak and flounder stacking up in such numbers around the passageways to the Gulf that they are easy picking for anglers.

Flounder in Galveston may be caught using rod and reel but most people will prefer gigs. Though there are a few restrictions for flounder, your captain will make sure you’re aware of these and abide by them as well. Book your flounder fishing trip here or call (203)-851-6151 before the best dates are already taken!