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This week looks great weather-wise for fishing. The only hiccup for bay anglers is the summerlike temperatures that are keeping the waters warmer than usual for this time of year.
Until we get relief from the east wind, fishing likely will continue on the slow side. The good news is that this weekend a shift is in the forecast and by Sunday southerly winds should be taking over.
Fishing continues to be adversely affected by an east wind; however, as the week progresses velocities are forecast to drop and a switch to a more southerly direction is called for the latter part of this weekend.
We are in that time of year when most inshore fishermen feel that fishing is best.
It appears that this year flounder are back to their old patterns and making their big run between the full moons of October and November. Last week, we were in the full moon phase for October and apparently that, along with the frontal passage that emptied the marshes, jump started the flounder movement.
It appears that this year’s flounder run is getting on track earlier than in recent years and more in line with tradition.
Weak tidal movement and low water levels handicapped anglers fishing the bays; however, the surf and jetties again were different stories.
Low water levels and a moderate north wind held bay fishing to a standstill Tuesday. The beach front was a different story, however.
This year’s flounder run appears to be getting underway. Definitely the time of the month (Columbus Day Weekend) is ripe for flounder to begin a serious move. A cold front headed our way likely spurred the move, as flounder have a sixth sense when it comes to predicting a change in the weather.
Saturday, fishing conditions were much improved over Friday; however, about the only fish that showed up for the crowds were reds.
On Friday, Tom Brown, his son Shannon and grandson Hunter joined me for a morning of fishing, and that is exactly what we did the first four hours — fish and not catch.
Recently several readers called or sent notes asking about reports from Sarah Melcer.
The full moon is upon us again. Many observers will say that it is the Harvest Moon and no doubt because of events like Lakewood Yacht Club’s Harvest Moon Regatta taking place in October along with October being a big month for harvest in the southern United States.
Monday was one of those scary days anglers try to avoid.
The news on the fishing scene, although not big news, is that flounder are beginning to appear along the pathways to the Gulf of Mexico.
North winds gusting to over 20 knots helped keep fishing down Saturday morning; however, by early afternoon velocities started dropping and anglers began to appear on the water.
Not much is taking place on the fishing scene with the cold front moving through Friday, and it looks like a good portion of this weekend will be affected by the aftermath of the frontal system.
Wednesday, we were discussing fall fishing and the next day, hot, summerlike weather reappeared with the heat index reaching 102 degrees in Galveston.
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.
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