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The Galveston County Daily News: Fishing Report

August 31, 2016

Fishing Report

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Tropical system having minimal effect

It appears that our weather is improving and that the effects of the tropical system that recently entered the Gulf will have minimal effects on us.

  • icon Posted: August 31

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Tuesday 08/30/2016
Galveston boasts abundant fishing resources
Posted: August 30, 2016

Galveston is a virtual fishing paradise. Visitors and residents are afforded a multitude of fishing opportunities and are likely to catch a variety of fish.

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Monday 08/29/2016
After storms, Sept. fishing patterns start
Posted: August 29, 2016

Tropical weather looks to dominate our weather picture for the early part of the week, and, with gusty winds and high seas, fishing likely will continue to be on the sidelines for a couple of days.

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Sunday 08/28/2016
Nice catches in uncertain weather
Posted: August 28, 2016

While the weather was uncertain at best last weekend, there were some nice catches made, especially on Saturday.

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Saturday 08/27/2016
Anglers dodging showers, catching fish
Posted: August 27, 2016

Unsettled weather has been hanging over the Galveston area; however, it has not slowed fishing that much. Fortunately, we have not had to deal with a tropical event.

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Friday 08/26/2016
'Transition month' fast approaching
Posted: August 26, 2016

We are approaching September, and this is what many anglers refer to as a transition month. Soon after Labor Day, we will begin seeing changes in the fishing patterns which will reflect fish reacting to the gradual cooling of bay waters and shorter periods of sunlight.

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Thursday 08/25/2016
Keep an eye on tropics and be ready
Posted: August 25, 2016

Boaters, especially offshore anglers, planning trips this weekend need to keep an eye on the tropical system approaching the Bahamas and Florida.

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Wednesday 08/24/2016
Good fishing action, few anglers
Posted: August 24, 2016

Near ideal conditions prevailed around the Galveston area Wednesday; however, not many anglers were taking advantage of them. 

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Tuesday 08/23/2016
Wind shift changes anglers' luck
Posted: August 23, 2016

What a difference wind direction makes on fishing! Tuesday morning was a good example, as reported by Don Peebles. Early Tuesday, Peebles was fishing the jetties with Lamar Welch and Bucky Sanders. The anglers from Friendswood were not having much luck until just after 10 a.m. when the wind shifted to the southeast.

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Monday 08/22/2016
Bull reds stacking up around jetties
Posted: August 22, 2016

The big news on the fishing scene is the action on bull reds around the jetties. 

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