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Today begins what many anglers agree is the best month of the year for fishing the bays.
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Today begins what many anglers agree is the best month of the year for fishing the bays.
Monday, conditions did not improve as much as expected, and a lingering easterly wind continued to dampen enthusiasm for fishing.
Often, readers ask about tides, and the questions range from what tides are best for fishing to what are tidal movements.
It is good to see last week pass, as all sorts of weather events combined to slow fishing to a standstill.
On Friday, a sustained east-northeast wind held again, restricting fishing to protected waters.
If you live in the Galveston area, there is little need to say that fishing was a washout Thursday.
Higher-than-normal tide levels driven by the new moon phase and a moderate east wind have contributed to slow action in most parts of Lower Galveston Bay and around the island.
Capt. Joe Kent’s fishing column did not appear in Wednesday's edition, but will return in Thursday’s editions.
A combination of easterly winds and the new moon phase this week likely will result in extraordinarily high tides.
Conditions improved Sunday; however, fishing still is lagging behind.
The rain is moving out; however, with it comes increasing wind.
It appears better conditions are in store for weekend anglers as the chances of rain diminish considerably for the next couple of days.
Plenty of rain has hit the Galveston Bay Complex, and this just might be the shot in the arm fall fishing needs.
Not much was taking place on the fishing scene Wednesday, so it’s a good opportunity to answer a question from readers.
Tuesday, the threat of rain kept anglers from venturing very far; however, there were some good reports from the surf and Seawolf Park.
Monday turned out to be a nice fall-like day, and the fish were biting. What more could one ask for?
There was not much to report from the weekend’s fishing as a steady northeast wind discouraged anglers from hitting the water, and those that chose to battle the elements found they had to work for some modest catches.
Fishing was not exactly the activity of choice Saturday morning as a strong east-northeast wind was pounding the Galveston area along with threatening weather all around.
The big news on the fishing scene is the prolific action on tarpon recently.
The heat continued Thursday; however, relief appears to be on the horizon with a frontal system scheduled to cross the Upper Texas Coast this evening, bringing badly needed rain and slightly cooler temperatures.
While we were experiencing some of the finest conditions for fishing this year Wednesday, the light winds added to the heat index and gave a number of anglers heat-related problems during the middle of the day.
Gorgeous conditions continued to prevail in the Galveston area Tuesday; however, not many fishermen were able to take advantage of them.
Outstanding weather for fishing has settled in on the Upper Texas Coast, and anglers able to take advantage of the nice conditions are catching fish.
A late-season flurry of action is taking place with speckled trout along the beach front.
Light winds and good tidal movement have helped clear the water in the surf and bays.
Fishing continues to be on the slow side, with the hottest action coming from the jetties and surf where bull reds and sharks are taking up the slack for other fish.
There were no fishing reports Thursday; however, I will give the results from my trip to my regular summertime spots — the spoil banks of the Houston Ship Channel, the Bolivar Gas Wells, North Jetty and drop-offs of the Galveston Ship Channel near Pelican Island.
Conditions along the Upper Texas Coast are shaping up for what appear to be ideal for fishing for the next few days.
A stout breeze out of the southeast in the 15 to 20 mph range limited access to open bay reefs Tuesday, and while the surf was improving, conditions were choppy to rough most of the day.
Holiday visitors finally got a break in the weather on Labor Day.
Conditions are beginning to improve and the fishing is picking up.
August is ending on a sour note as far as fishing is concerned.
Bull red time is approaching, and it won’t be long before the first major run of reds in the surf takes place.
This weekend winds up the CCA-Texas Star Fishing Tournament with the final bell sounding Monday.
Fishing continues to be on the slow to nonexistent side as moderate to strong easterly winds combined with stormy weather controlled the picture Wednesday.
Not much took place on the fishing scene Tuesday as several factors came together to keep anglers off the water. The beginning of the school year did as much to keep anglers away as anything, and the unfavorable weather forecast added another reason.
The forecast for the next several days has changed, and what appeared to be some excellent conditions for fishing are turning into stormy weather with easterly winds taking control.
The recent illustration depicting how to hook live bait has drawn several comments and questions regarding live bait and keeping it alive during the warm summer months.
Saturday, the surf was still in poor shape under light winds from the south.
While we continue in a period of doldrums for fishing, I want to address an issue that I feel, along with casting skills, is among the top reasons newcomers to coastal fishing have difficulty catching game fish — hooking live bait.
We continue in the same pattern that we have been in for almost a week — sustained southwest winds at velocities that have the bays and surf in bad shape.
Based on fishing reports, or the lack thereof, it feels like we are in the middle of January rather than August.
The current conditions have even slowed crabbing, which has been one of the bright spots for families vacationing in the Galveston area.
With the slow fishing since the onslaught of the ill wind from the southwest, let’s take a look at what has been taking place in East Bay.
Another siege of southwest wind has hit and likely will last until the middle of this week when forecasters are calling for a switch to the southeast.
Morning rain and threatening weather kept fishing to a minimum Friday. While the forecast called for slight chances of rain, the skies told another story.
Good reports came in from anglers fishing East Bay and shell pads off the Houston Ship Channel out of San Leon.
Crabbing and night fishing are the bright spots on the inshore scene, while offshore fishing continues to produce the most fish.
Fishing is beginning to pick up; however, offshore results continue to outpace inshore fishing.
Except for the offshore reports, fishing continues to be on the slow side in the bays and around the jetties.
Light winds and hot weather settled in on the Upper Texas Coast on Sunday and that, combined with the full moon and weak morning tides, slowed action to almost a standstill.
Tonight’s full moon likely will slow morning fishing even further as fish will be taking a break from nighttime feeding under the light of the silvery moon.
The marine forecast calls for a wind switch to the southeast this weekend and, while velocities continue to run moderate to a bit strong, the switch in direction should give fishing a boost.
A moderate southwest wind has the shallower bays in poor shape.
Wednesday, Dr. Alan Jarrett and his grandson Morgan Rosenbaum joined me for what was supposed to be an inshore fishing trip; however, with the slow fishing lately, I talked them into a short offshore trip focusing on kings and other fish.
There have been a lot of notes and calls from readers inquiring about the controversial Amendment 40, as it is commonly called, that proposes a change to the regulations for the recreational quota of red snapper.
Tarpon are back in the picture, with several hookups and landings reported in the past few days.
Sunday, the surf was flat, and lots of wade fishermen were testing the waters for trout and other fish.
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