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The Galveston County Daily News : Fishing Report

December 18, 2014

Fishing Report

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Wind keeps boaters off water

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

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Wednesday 12/17/2014
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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Saturday 12/13/2014
How to gift the right rod and reel
Posted: December 13, 2014

Following my suggestions of what not to purchase the angler on your list in Friday’s Reel Report, a local reader asked about how to determine what type of rod and reel to give. 

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Friday 12/12/2014
Suggestions for fishing gifts
Posted: December 12, 2014

There is not much activity to report on the fishing scene Thursday, as other activities seem to be taking a priority.  This presents a good opportunity to respond to a number of requests by readers who want suggestions for the anglers on their Christmas shopping lists.

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Thursday 12/11/2014
Preparing your boat for winter
Posted: December 11, 2014

The pleasant weather we have had for the past few days tends to lull us into thinking that some nice days lie ahead for boating and fishing. Unfortunately many of us will fail to realize that winter is ahead and we will not be using our boat nearly as much or at all for a number of weeks.

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Wednesday 12/10/2014
Tips for planning your next fishing trip
Posted: December 10, 2014

There were no fishing reports for Tuesday and, with the slack in the action, it gives us an opportunity to address a frequent request and that is how to plan a fishing trip for the best chances of catching fish.

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