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Fishing Update - Captain Bryan Brawner,, 409-256-1265

Crystal Beach Charters is resuming regular fishing reports this fall. My good friend and associate, Captain Steve Brown, is now part of Crystal Beach Charters and is running Charters from Bolivar, Crystal Beach, Galveston, Texas City, and West Bay. He has over 20+ years experience on the Galveston Bay systems and is a full time fully insured captain and weigh master. You don't have to fight the ferry traffic to fish any more! We pick up for Charters at several locations and also Crystal Beach. Captain Steve Brown, 713-724-9939,

Fishing Report, Fall 2017

As we enter into the month of November there are a lot of things to look forward to. All the bays have recovered from the fresh water of Harvey. Now we can look forward to the effects of a few cold fronts that have passed. Cooler water and north winds will gradually make the bays turn into what I consider the best time to fish during the year.

As the water turns cooler the shrimp will start their moves allowing for the trout and reds at times create a feeding frenzy along with the birds. Look for birds working in the east end of east bay and the north side area first and then transition into the mid bay. Fishing the drains and outflow areas such as the pass and the ferry landing and Sea Wolfe park area should produce some flounder as they make their move.

The oversized redfish can be found at the Jetties and a few starting to show up in the bays. Look for slicks or water color change when looking for these rod benders. Speckled trout will start gorging themselves as some of the females will go through a spawn.

Mid bay reefs will produce when you cannot find birds or slicks. This time of year is a great time for fishermen to try and build your confidence in throwing plastics. If you find birds working and are not really proficient in throwing plastics this is a great time to learn. Just start with getting the feel of the bump or thump and setting the hook. Throwing plastics is not always about color a lot has to do with confidence in knowing how and what presentation is needed. Also remember that November is the month that the flounder regulations change with keeping only two and gigging regulations. Make sure you are versed in the November regulations.

Capt.Stephen Brown
Galveston Fishing Charters

 Captain Bryan Brawner 409-256-1265,

For exact fishing locations and techniques, I am conducting one-on-one classes of the Galveston East Bay System. We will spend a half-day trip exploring that bay and the techniques and timing of fishing there. Bring your hand-held GPS and a map and note pad and I will further your knowledge of the bay and patterns for fishing in all of the seasons of the year. These classes include everything from locations to tackle and lure selection; thus have a lot of content. So, I limit them to 2 persons max at a time. Call 409-256-1265 for more information. Classes start at 500.00 and are conducted in my boat on the water at the actual locations. We cover a lot of area and burn a lot of gas.

Call 409-256-1265 for availability of trips and to reserve your fishing adventure. Check my website for prices and more information. You can also e-mail me for updated fishing conditions and trip availability.

Captain Bryan Brawner fishing report
Captain Bryan Brawner 409-256-1265,
Captain Bryan Brawner 409-256-1265,
Captain Bryan Brawner 409-256-1265,
Captain Bryan Brawner 409-256-1265,
Captain Bryan Brawner 409-256-1265,
Captain Bryan Brawner 409-256-1265,

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