The Memorial Day Weekend started off poorly as gusting winds early Saturday made for uncomfortable travel on the waterways. Choppy bays and a rough surf kept catches to a minimum.
Sunday looks to be one of the better days for hitting the water as the forecasts are calling for deteriorating conditions for several days afterward.
If lighter winds prevail Sunday, look for heavy boating traffic as this could be the window of opportunity to take the boat out this weekend.
Cautions have been issued for surf wading as conditions are ripe for dangerous rip currents. Also, with the condition the beach front has been in for several days now, it should not be appealing for fishing.
Now, for some good news. Fair to good catches of trout have been taking place late at night or more correctly stated in the early hours of the morning by anglers fishing around lights.
Homer Hernandez and Frank Mitchell fished lighted areas around Teichman Point and landed 12 specks and three slot reds. Speck rigs and soft plastics were the baits. The action took place between midnight and 3 a.m.
The Ramsey family, visiting from Dallas, fished the dock of the home they are renting in Jamaica Beach and found the fish biting Saturday afternoon.
Sandra Ramsey, 8, caught two croaker, three piggy perch and a catfish. Paul, 11, caught the most fish with seven piggy perch, an undersized red and a small stingray. If crabs had counted, Sandra would have been the winner as she caught a number of small-sized crabs. As Josh Ramsey their dad put it, it was a great afternoon of fishing for the kids.
Whatever your choice for enjoying the water today, remember you likely will have a lot of company so be on the defensive.
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