I’ve caught a few of these in my cast net (mostly in the marsh), but they’re not common in the Galveston surf . Surfside tends to have better water clarity and I see more species there. I’m not sure what they are. Did you catch it in the marsh or off the beach. It wouldn’t be impossible for them to be in the surf because the marshes are so close and feed into the beach, but I think these guys are more of a brackish water species.
You’ll be able to find Blenny’s and anemones for sure. Peps are hit and miss. Clear water, Flat surf, and Light winds really make all the difference. If you go on the wrong day it really sucks especially if you’ve never done it before. You’ll get caught off guard with the rough surf, wind, and cloudy water. Makes it really difficult unless you’ve got in there before and kinda know the area.Howdy everyone. I found this thread several months ago. Read through is as I could. I'm headed to Galveston on Saturday, July 10th. High tide at the Pleasure Pier is predicted for 6:06am with the low predicted for 10:08pm. I'll be there with my family and my sister-in-laws family. I wish I could plan something specific (I cannot guarantee I'll actually get to do any collecting). I think I'll be out there around 10-10:30pm. I suppose I'll try across from Academy. Not looking for much. Half dozen peppermints, a bleeny or two, and maybe a couple of nems. IDK, whatever I can find in 20 mins or so. Bucket, dip net, and bright lights. Wish me luck.
Thanks. Don't have any corals yet. Tell you what though, these guys are a hoot when I feed. Sinking pellets...they gobble 'em up like Pac-Man.Only put the mollie miller’s in the tank. The others will eat your corals. They are the light brown guys with shorter antennas. You can train them on mysis and they will become like a dog in 8 weeks.
Did they look like this?