The Admiral's Log
by Capt. Joe Kent
The Excellent Tablefare Swimming in Galveston Bay
Flounder, trout and reds are referred to as the Big 3 along the Texas Gulf Coast and are the most sought after fish by saltwater anglers. There are two reasons for this, first, two of the three, reds and trout, are labeled as game fish and second, the high rankings for all three as tablefare.
All three of the fish are aggressive feeders and hit artificial lures as well as live bait. Reds and flounder will take natural baits, known more commonly as dead bait; however, speckled trout tend to be more finicky and rarely hit anything but lures or live bait.