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The Galveston County Daily News: Fishing Report

January 24, 2017

Fishing Report

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High winds drop water levels

Following Sunday’s high winds, water levels around Galveston dropped to levels about as low as it gets around here. That, combined with the high pressure that followed the frontal passage, sent fish into a dormant state.

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Sunday 01/22/2017
Waterway under Causeway now re-opened
Posted: January 22, 2017

Today’s report is starting out with some good news for boaters, and that is the Causeway area debris removal project is now complete and the waterway under the bridges will be open again.

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Saturday 01/21/2017
Fishing dim due to weather
Posted: January 21, 2017

Gale warnings are in effect for today, as winds anticipated to hit 35 knots and higher are forecast to accompany the latest cold front.

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Friday 01/20/2017
Weather conditions good, but not for long
Posted: January 20, 2017

Today likely will offer our best chances for fishing for several days. Light winds are in the forecast and that should give anglers an opportunity to hit their favorite fishing spots whether by boat or by land.

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Thursday 01/19/2017
A few good questions
Posted: January 19, 2017

We continue to address common questions from readers and, instead of readers asking the darndest questions, I want to relay a few that are good questions the answers to which may be of interest to other readers.

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Wednesday 01/18/2017
Waterway project nearing conclusion
Posted: January 18, 2017

Boaters along the Intracoastal Waterway have been dealing with the frustrations associated with the closure of the waterway around the Galveston Causeway and Railroad Bridges.

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Tuesday 01/17/2017
Anglers ask the darndest questions
Posted: January 17, 2017

Those of you in my age bracket should remember Art Linkletter’s book, “Kids Say the Darndest Things.” Well a similar book could be written titled, “Anglers Ask the Darndest Questions.”

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Monday 01/16/2017
Beautimus day for some fishing
Posted: January 16, 2017

Mark McDavid, a frequent contributor to the Reel Report, summed up Monday’s fishing very well. He said, “Beautimus day on West Beach, little on the slow side, caught 20 whiting, enough for a fish fry. The only other fisherman I saw was a bird.”

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Sunday 01/15/2017
Now best time of year for freshwater fishing
Posted: January 15, 2017

We have discussed the January doldrums and the fact that historically this is not one of the better months for saltwater fishing; however, we did not discuss freshwater.

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Saturday 01/14/2017
The Dreary Days of January
Posted: January 14, 2017

Foggy conditions, with a biting chill in the air, prevailed over the Galveston area Saturday causing the majority of fishing to take place from shore.

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