The Daily News - Reel Report
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Cold front every few days affects fishing


The big Mardi Gras Weekend is upon us, with parades and parties attracting a lot of anglers that might otherwise be on the water.

This all is coming at a good time, as wind forecasts for Saturday and Sunday do not favor fishing. We continue to be in the pattern of a few nice days followed by a cold front that totally changes things around on the fishing scene.

There is some good news to pass on and that is the beach water temperature is climbing toward that magic 70 degree mark. There likely will be a setback over the weekend, as the cold front will drop temperatures back a little; however, the temperatures should bounce back early next week.

Thursday was not the most ideal day for fishing; however, Chuck Combs of La Porte did not let that stop him. Battling 20 mph winds and low water levels, Combs fished the Bayport Channel area and landed a mixed bag of fish which included black drum, reds, large sheepshead and flounder.

Reports of black drum continue to come in, with Seawolf Park heading the list of productive spots. Last Wednesday, Hank Romanenghi and Cesar Vegas fished the park using cut mullet and whiting for bait. Two black drum were landed, both oversized, with the action coming from the rocks near the submarine.

An unconfirmed report was received of an angler landing and releasing several huge drum from the park’s fishing pier.

Another area, where the big uglies are appearing, is around the U.S. Coast Guard Station across from Seawolf Park. A report from the Yacht Basin Bait Camp indicated that both bull reds and large drum were hitting mullet, crabs and sardines around that area earlier this week.

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This Week's Forecast

Day Precip Temp
Mainly clear and windy Fri
0% 74° 54°
Mainly sunny Sat
0% 67° 60°
Times of sun and clouds Sun
20% 73° 68°
A few thunderstorms possible Mon
60% 76° 68°
Times of sun and clouds Tue
20% 76° 69°
Scattered thunderstorms possible Wed
50% 78° 59°
A few clouds Thu
10% 69° 58°

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