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Sportsmen who enjoy both duck hunting and fishing are finding plenty of action lately.
Saturday, conditions just were not favorable for fishing or being on the water. While there may be a window or two of opportunities over the next couple of days, mid-week looks best based on the forecasts.
Today looks like it will be a tough one for fishing. High probabilities of rain along with moderate to strong winds are in the forecast and that combination will limit anglers to protected waters.
Flounder catches are dominating the fishing reports lately and the trend continued Thursday and likely will continue for the remainder of November.
If you want to enjoy the peak of the flounder run, my suggestion is to plan your trip within the next week to 10 days, as most seasoned flounder fishermen feel that this year’s run will begin rapidly dropping off after that.
There is little doubt that we are in the peak of the flounder run, as easy limits of quality fish have been caught. Last Saturday, just about every angler fishing Seawolf Park returned with a flounder and most had their two-fish limit.
It was no surprise to not see any fishing reports for Monday as near gale force winds and biting cold temperatures prevailed across the Galveston area.
Last week, we addressed some issues expressed by a few readers regarding catching and releasing large numbers of fish. Their concerns were that many of the released fish will die.
Only the hardiest of fishermen have been enjoying their sport since the cold front blew through.
For the next week it appears that we are in for more cold weather. This will be great for the flounder run and also getting trout into the schooling mode in East and West bays.
Recently we have reported a number of flounder catches. Some of those reports mention large catches in the range of 20 to 50 flounder, with most of the fish being released except for the two-fish limit for each angler.
Tuesday, there were not many boats on the water considering we are in the midst of the annual flounder run.
Where have all of the trout gone? It appears to be Trinity Bay.
The past weekend was about as nice as it gets for comfort in the Galveston area. A full moon added a nice touch for nighttime fishing and, overall, fishing was good.
Tolerable wind levels Saturday allowed anglers to hit the water and fish several places that were off limits because of the high winds last week. West Bay was one of those spots and, based on early reports from Saturday, fishing was good.
The weather should be great this weekend and fishing should be good as well. The cooler temperatures will do nothing but good for our fall fishing, especially with flounder and speckled trout. Croaker are in the midst of their annual run with catches being less widespread compared to flounder.
The cold front that passed through the Galveston area Friday brought badly needed rain, and depending on what part of the county you were in, the amounts varied from a little to a lot.
There was not much taking place on the fishing scene Wednesday as the forecast of rainy conditions kept anglers away. That will change over the next few days as many old timers on the flounder fishing scene are sensing a big run being triggered by today’s Full Moon. Many feel that the peak of the run will take place between now and December’s full moon on Dec. 6.
Tuesday it was apparent that a pre-front bite was on.
Monday’s southerly wind ignited fishing again, as water levels in the bays returned to normal and the fish responded accordingly.
Sunday morning there was a flurry of flounder action along the Intracoastal Canal near Crystal Beach.
Saturday’s gusting north winds benefited waterfowl hunters much more than fishermen.
Today begins the monthlong special flounder regulation which states that the daily bag limit is dropped from five to two fish and flounder may be taken only by pole-and-line, meaning no flounder gigging during November.
Trick or Trout is the slogan today; however, with the cold front making its way through, it will have to be something other than trout being offered.
West Bay is holding a good number of flounder of all sizes. This is a typical pattern during the early part of the annual flounder run.
Anglers are waiting for a cold front to lower water temperatures and get the fish into their fall patterns.
Monday a strong south wind played havoc with anglers trying to fish deep, mid-bay reefs; however, areas along the Galveston Ship Channel were fishable and flounder were being caught.
The new Sea Scout Center hosted its first event Saturday, the Combat Wounded Veterans Challenge.
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.
Near-gale force winds canceled out fishing on Monday; however, the cold front following behind should give fishing a shot in the arm.
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.
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