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Anglers make most of windy conditions


This time of year, wind most likely is an issue for fishing; however, springtime anglers have learned to make the most of it and go after the fish.

While the forecast calls for moderate to occasionally strong winds over the next few days, there are some positives to go along with it.

Tuesday is the New Moon Phase which generally is good for fishing with the stronger tide movements associated with it. Additionally, the wind is forecast to be from the southeast which is overall the best direction for coastal fishing.

What that combination means is that protected areas should be good for fishing, so don’t let breezy conditions keep you away.

Sunday, Dean Silvers and Bill Zimmer found protected waters along the Intracoastal Canal Spoil Banks and landed and retained two flounder to 18 inches and two nice specks. The anglers also caught four undersized reds, all released.

Sunday morning, Jerry Hesscock and his son Perry fished the Galveston Channel in hopes of hooking up with a monster black drum. While only smaller drum were biting, two slot reds and a large stingray added to their fun for the morning. Squid and live shrimp were the baits.

One angler did report catching an oversized black drum and while it was not from the Galveston Channel, it came from the Kemah/Seabrook Channel near the big bridge. The angler did not give his name nor mention the bait.

Last Saturday, Capt. Paul Stanton and first mate Cody Kenney of Aqua Safari Charters hosted the Chad Barger party of eight celebrating Joel Dunn’s bachelor party. The offshore trip resulted in a 54-inch ling caught by the honoree along with sharpnose sharks. Other sharks, red snapper and triggerfish were caught and released.

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This Week's Forecast

Day Precip Temp
Partly cloudy and windy Tue
10% 79° 72°
Windy, with thunderstorms Wed
80% 79° 68°
Morning thunderstorms Thu
50% 77° 64°
Sunny Fri
0% 79° 70°
Mix of sun and clouds Sat
10% 77° 71°
Showers and thunderstorms Sun
80% 76° 68°
Mix of sun and clouds Mon
20% 80° 68°

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