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The Galveston County Daily News : Fishing Report

December 22, 2014

Fishing Report

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Shrimping for bait is no small task

A combination of unfavorable conditions and the Christmas lull had anglers looking at holiday activities other than fishing on Sunday. While there were no fishing reports, we did receive a note from a reader in Hitchcock who asked why live shrimp are so expensive and what is necessary to catch shrimp on your own.

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Saturday 12/20/2014
Winter, freeze watch officially begin
Posted: December 20, 2014

Today, winter officially begins and with it is nail-biting time for coastal anglers. We are in the time of year when our fish-killing freezes occur, and from now until Valentine’s Day is the period to be most concerned about such catastrophic events.

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Reports: Flounder larger, more plentiful
Posted: December 20, 2014

In response to Friday’s article about this year’s flounder run, a couple of notes were received shedding more light on the action.

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Thursday 12/18/2014
Flounder season winding down
Posted: December 18, 2014

This year’s flounder run is winding down and, while there are going to be stragglers of all sizes being caught for a while, the peak is behind us. 

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Wednesday 12/17/2014
Wind keeps boaters off water
Posted: December 17, 2014

Wednesday morning not even the hardiest of flounder fishermen were working the Galveston Ship Channel.

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Flouder bag limit has increased
Posted: December 17, 2014

Monday, the special bag and size limits for flounder (two fish per angler, per day) that were issued for all of November and the first two weeks of December ended. We are now back to a five-fish bag limit.

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Tuesday 12/16/2014
Update on the Galveston Fishing Pier
Posted: December 16, 2014

Weak tidal movement and the holiday season resulted in a double-whammy for fishing. Anglers who base their fishing trips on tide forecasts avoided the coastal waters Monday, as the early tides were not suitable for generating much in the way of feeding.

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Monday 12/15/2014
Fishing updates from far-reaching points
Posted: December 15, 2014

Saturday and Sunday mornings, the best trout action came from some of the more far-reaching points around the Galveston Bay Complex. Flounder action has slowed; however, some nice flatfish were being taken from around the point near the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Galveston.

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Sunday 12/14/2014
Flouder still being caught in the bays
Posted: December 14, 2014

Unseasonably warm weather has taken over, with much higher than normal temperatures in the near term forecast. What does this mean for fishing? It is anyone’s guess, as sudden changes in the weather tend to slow down action.

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