Fishing Update - Captain Bryan Brawner, www.crystalbeachcharters.com, 409-256-1265
January 13, 2015
With all of the foul weather lately, the only fish I have seen being caught are by those wading muddy shorelines on days when the tides are high with some southerly winds. The water temperature is in the 40’s now but hopefully will warm in a couple of weeks. Today the water temps for Galveston Bay were running between 46-48 depending on the location. This time last year the temps were running in the mid 50’s. Hopefully the cold windy weather will be over early this year! The weather is perfect though for the last few days of duck season. Don’t forget boat maintenance this time of year. Even if you have fuel treatment in your tank, it is important to crank and run your motor every week to keep the fuel system circulated. Taking time to do this and hitting electrical connections with Corrosion X can save you some expensive fuel related problems in the spring. I plan to be back on the water by the last week of January weather permitting and end the month with a Texas Boys Outdoors trip. I have quite a few days still open in February but March-May are starting to get some bookings. Now is a good time to lock in your days for the best times. February can also offer some good action if you can fish and take a little cool weather.
December 23, 2014
As we close out the year, I would like to give a special "Thank You!" to all of my customers, clients, and friends which have made this another great year of fishing in Crystal Beach and Galveston East Bay. There were a lot more days this year which we could not run due to foul weather conditions than the last five years but we did have a lot of great trips when we could get out. I am looking forward to a good 2015 and hopefully an early spring! The best part of running charters is all of the new friends I meet and all of the old friends which I have made that I have the privilege to fish with each year! Pictured above is the film crew from HGTV which did a segment with me this fall for Beach Front Bargain Hunt. The season should show later next year but I am not sure of the date yet. We also plan to do some segments for the upcoming season of Texas Bays Outdoors with another wounded warrior trip. Those guys are always a blast and honor to fish with.
Wintertime fishing can be pretty tough in Galveston East Bay due to extra low tides and the north winds. You have to pick and choose your days and time of day you go out. There is usually only a small window of time which you can go out and find active fish. I prefer an incoming tide or right at the beginning of an outgoing tide. The afternoon or late afternoon bite is best most days as the water warms. Finding active bait is necessary. It is always a good start to target areas where marsh lake drains dump into the bay or muddy bottom shoreline flats which warm up quicker and are adjacent to deeper water.
With my on-the-water class/seminars, I am offering a new feature which includes real time text fishing updates for my clients. Call me for more detailed information and available dates. I have a limited number of class days which I offer and prices of classes are going up in the spring. Lock in your trip with a gift certificate at current prices. Some weekend dates are available for classes now. Winter is a great time to take a class to be ready for the spring action!
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Before you book a trip with anyone, make sure that your guide is a full time professional guide and has a USCG captain's license and has commercial marine insurance to protect you and your family while on the water. While on your charter with me, you and your family are covered by Charter Lakes Marine Insurance.
I am a full time fishing guide on Galveston East Bay so I am available for charters 7 days a week. I offer half day, full day, evening, and offshore trips. I plan my charters around your preferences so I offer trips for all skill levels and needs of my clients. I offer hardware (artificial lures) only trips, for the experienced sport fishermen who prefer to use only artificial lures. Also, I offer charters using live bait or a combination so we can take advantage of what they are hitting best for the day we are out. Your success and fun is what taking a fishing charter is about. 409-256-1265 www.FishingHouston.com, www.CrystalBeachCharters.com
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 www.CrystalBeachCharters.com for prices and more information. You can also e-mail me email@example.com for updated fishing conditions and trip availability.