Friday, September 14, 2012

The Running of the Bulls!

The ocean is just full of waves... The tides, the swells, and even the fish move in waves. Each species has a preferred time to make their wave to the Gulf to spawn, reproduce, and return to Galveston, Texas or their respective bay system.

This years run for the 'bull reds' has just begun and will be a great time for fishing over the coming week through mid to late October in Galveston. These fish out up a fantastic fight and travel in huge schools! It is not uncommon to catch 20, 30, or even 50 in a few hours on our half day Galveston fishing charters.

A little about bull red, they're not a different species or anything. Just a big red drum, or redfish. Typically red drum are restricted to a slot limit from 20-28 inches to protect the spawning population. Each year you are allowed to harvest 2 of these big fish, over 28 inches, if you choose to use your oversized red drum tag on your Texas fishing license. This is the time of year most of these fish are harvested, especially on Galveston fishing charters.

Each year in the Fall these fish congregate in the passes to migrate offshore and reproduce in massive schools by the hundreds and thousands.

This is a truly magical time of year to be fishing in Galveston, Texas. Huge fish in great numbers, that average anywhere between 30 and 50 pounds make up the majority of the catch aboard our Galveston fishing charter boats.

In closing, I just wish I had a dollar for every time I've been told "this is the biggest fish I've caught in my life" on our Galveston Fishing Charters!!!

Mention this blog and receive $50 off your Bull Red trip with Fishin Addiction Charters, call 512-639-9188 to make your reservation!

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