Posted on

Kayak Trolling for Speckled Trout Galveston West Bay

We’re at Galveston State park today and going to do some fishing on a Monday. Stay tuned to the end of the video, I will show you exactly where I launched and caught fish.

Kayak Trolling for Speckled Trout Galveston West Bay 2

It doesn’t get much smaller than this, about an 8 incher. I’ve resorted to trolling, that was about an 8 incher cut. Released a 10 incher on the troll, so throwing this little guy. But that is the only way I been able to find them so far today. Go Pro ran out of batteries so if I catch them on the go I’ll let you know.

I’m gonna switch it up to the mag minnow 90F I was catching them on the troll with this little guy on 1/8th inch shake head. I got this from a wader, when he got here he had a limit and loaded out using this guy so there’s a lot of dinks. I’ve two 8 inchers and one 10 incher, so I’m hoping this upsize is gonna work for me. I’ve got my rod out sideways trolling that magnoder right now but I was doing it earlier with the soft lastic it was producing. I’m just pedaling at a steady pace. Every once in a while I just give it little bit more jerk to give it a little bit more action but you should be able to feel the lure doing its magic there. I haven’t caught a fish here but only been going on the mag darter for one pass so far. Felt like I got a few bumps but I’ll let you know if I caught any fish, I can only tangle in there.

Kayak Trolling for Speckled Trout Galveston West Bay 3

Whew wee! I got this guy on the troll, about 17-18 incher. I got him on the bait, I’ll show you but I’m gonna let him go. Yes, trolling…. produces, but he’s ready to go. This is what produced; it’s a mag minnow 90F, I’ll have a link in the description which I need to find out. I’m just trolling this along at a steady pace and suddenly, upgraded. I was catching 8 to 10’s on that bait, the little swimbait. I upgraded to this guy, and that produces a nice fish. It’s a great day today out on the water. It took me a long time to figure out what the fish wanted, so I threw my entire tackle box at them. Then I ended up using a technique that I haven’t used at all in Texas, but I’ve used it a lot in California, trolling for stripers. I just started trolling and caught about three dinks, they’re super dinky fish. Then I switched it up to the crystal mag minnow and produced a nice 17 1/2 to 18-inch fish on the troll which was my last fish of the day. But it was an awesome one.

Kayak Trolling for Speckled Trout Galveston West Bay 4

I’m gonna show you where I was fishing today and where I launched from and the general area that I finally caught fish in. We’re gonna zoom into Galveston Island state park right now and Google Earth puts you on the beachside but that’s not where I launched. I launched was from this side where you drive in off St. Louie Pass Road (also known as FM3005). You take a right off that road if you’re coming from Houston down to Seawall. Come in, check into the park, hit this T, take a right and you basically follow it all the way down to the end. You’ll pass the RV park on your left here and right here Is where the launch is. There’s a little footbridge you have to perverse. Its pretty easy, no big deal. Especially if you have a car or you have somebody to help you. When I first started fishing I was fishing these two passes right here. This general area I had no luck what so ever. One of the other gentlemen I was up there with caught a nice 19-inch Flounder right against this shoreline. When we got there, which was about 8:30am, I fished this area through here and fished all these flats.

My swim beta I was using got chased by a sheep set over here a little bit but that was about it. I fished all through here, back down there. Came back to this shoreline right here for quite some time, and it has some broken up concrete, but the sun was coming out and I was hoping it would warm it up. I saw a lot of bait over here and saw quite a number of blow-ups. But this is where I really throw everything I had in the tackle box at these fish and couldn’t get them to bite. I did that for three hours almost, and didn’t get any bites. Finally, I got frustrated, switched to trolling. I started trolling the little swimbait that you saw and it was in this general area right in here where it gets the narrowest that I caught the small guys and my final big 17 inch fish. Right here, so if you’re familiar with the area at all, this is Watermen’s restaurant. This is also the marina here, a pretty popular restaurant if you’re familiar with the area. Again this is wintertime, so I would suggest maybe hit the shallow part here then troll deep through most of the day.

Kayak Trolling for Speckled Trout Galveston West Bay 5

There seem to be kind of some fish over this big area here but I really didn’t troll that much I went past and didn’t catch any fish, but there’s your port, guys. It’s a nice spot with a super-easy launch. Very easy to get to, and will cost you five dollars to get into the park. I have a park pass so its free, but that’s it! Thanks for watching today. Click my logo to subscribe to get more great content that’s coming up. There’s some more videos for you to watch over there on the left-hand side.