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The Galveston County Daily News : Fishing Report

October 20, 2014

Fishing Report

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Flounder making their big run

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.

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Saturday 10/18/2014
Flounder run back on track
Posted: October 18, 2014

It appears that this year’s flounder run is getting on track earlier than in recent years and more in line with tradition. 

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Friday 10/17/2014
Warning lights on jetties would help prevent accidents at night
Posted: October 17, 2014

Weak tidal movement and low water levels handicapped anglers fishing the bays; however, the surf and jetties again were different stories.

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Wednesday 10/15/2014
Golden croaker is bright spot
Posted: October 15, 2014

Low water levels and a moderate north wind held bay fishing to a standstill Tuesday. The beach front was a different story, however.

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Tuesday 10/14/2014
Reel Report: Cold front should boost fishing
Posted: October 14, 2014

Near-gale force winds canceled out fishing on Monday; however, the cold front following behind should give fishing a shot in the arm.

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Sunday 10/12/2014
Reel Report: Flounder run may be underway
Posted: October 12, 2014

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.

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Improved conditions bring out reds
Posted: October 12, 2014

Saturday, fishing conditions were much improved over Friday; however, about the only fish that showed up for the crowds were reds.

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Saturday 10/11/2014
Strong wind limits fishing
Posted: October 11, 2014

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. 

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Friday 10/10/2014
Sarah Melcer is back on the water
Posted: October 10, 2014

Recently several readers called or sent notes asking about reports from Sarah Melcer.

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