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November 27, 2014

Thunderstorms hold boats back

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Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:00 am

Tuesday, scattered thunderstorms offshore held many boats back at the dock while others were driven in early as the storms became more widespread.

Along the beach front, sharks have been in a feeding frenzy and interfering with anglers trying for other fish.

Greg Hagerud was back in the surf Tuesday morning and was run out of the water twice by a shark he estimated to be 7 feet long.

Hagerud said that once the sharks vacate, the surf will turn on.

Another report of shark activity came from the 9 Mile Road area where James Teague found them thick in the surf.

The only fish Teague hooked that was not a shark was a gafftop that he estimated to weigh in the 4-pound range; however, all he ended up with was a fish head as a hungry shark intercepted the fish before it could be landed.

Teague was using live croaker fished under a popping cork.

San Luis Pass has had its share of sharks lately and that is where shark hunter Melvin Metcalf had his lines in the water Saturday night under a full moon.

Metcalf was using large chunks of bonito fished off the beach front on the Brazoria County side and landed several sharks in the 6-foot range and lost one that stripped his reel of 50-pound line.

Early morning fishing continues to be off, with action picking up close to sunset.

Our only report Tuesday of any inshore action came from Danny Foster of Iowa Colony who brought back four nice flounder from his gigging trip Sunday night.

The party boat Capt. John made a recent 12-hour trip that resulted in a red snapper limit for the 74 anglers aboard along with 21 sharks, spade fish and king mackerel.