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The Galveston County Daily News : Fishing Report

January 31, 2015

Fishing Report

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Reds, jetty fishing in weekend forecast

Friday, a wind shift to the east started filling the bays again and returning tide levels to near normal. It likely will not last long, as a series of cold fronts are headed our way next week.

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Friday 01/30/2015
Erratic times for fishing
Posted: January 30, 2015

Fishing continues to be on the slow side, as evidenced by several notes from readers who asked about the lack of action.

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Thursday 01/29/2015
Wind, pressure affect water level
Posted: January 29, 2015

Lots of visitors were in Galveston on Wednesday taking advantage of the gorgeous weather.  While shopping and beachcombing attracted most of the mid-week crowd, just a few chose to go fishing.

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Wednesday 01/28/2015
Sheepshead, sand trout headline reports
Posted: January 28, 2015

Tuesday was another of those “chamber of commerce days” in Galveston, when the weather was the envy of the rest of the country.  

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Tuesday 01/27/2015
‘Big uglies’ starting to appear
Posted: January 27, 2015

Large black drum began appearing in pre-run numbers at the jetties over the weekend. While not in near the quantities we should see in about a month from now, the first of the “big uglies” are here.

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Monday 01/26/2015
Sheepshead, whiting popular catches
Posted: January 26, 2015

Duck season ended Sunday, and now we will be seeing additional anglers on the water as the waterfowl hunters will be trading their shotguns for rods and reels.

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Sunday 01/25/2015
Party boat part of snapper pilot program
Posted: January 25, 2015

The bright sunshine Saturday was a welcomed sight, and it appears that this was the first of several nice days for fishing ahead this week. If the pattern from early last week repeats itself, there should be some excellent action on speckled trout taking place.

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Saturday 01/24/2015
Shedding light on trophy trout
Posted: January 24, 2015

During all of the inclement weather on Friday, a reader from League City called to ask about trophy trout fishing. He said that on several occasions he had noticed that we talk about “wall hangers,” “trophy trout” and “big sows” being caught this time of year.

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Friday 01/23/2015
Better fishing days not too far away
Posted: January 23, 2015

Wind gusts to over 40 mph were pounding the Galveston Bay Complex Thursday afternoon and it appears that fishing will be wiped out for a few days. Although more pleasant conditions are in the forecast for this weekend, water levels and clarity likely will present an obstacle to fishing.

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