The water is warming and fishing continues to improve. Sunday, good conditions prevailed all morning and it wasn’t until the afternoon that the wind started picking up.
Saturday was one of those unusual days, as far as wind is concerned. Before noon a strong southwest wind gusting to over 30 knots kept anglers from heading out. As the day progressed, the wind switched to the north with moderate to strong velocities and by afternoon a light southeast wind set in.
The windy conditions set in on Friday as was expected and kept fishing to a bare minimum. Wind velocities to well over 20 knots kept boaters away from the open waters and the jetties. The surf was not fishable on Friday and this scenario likely will last through Saturday.
Both offshore and inshore fishing has turned on, with the warm weather and light to moderate south to southeast winds. This pattern likely will be interrupted as strong winds are in the forecast from several days ahead.
If the unusually low water levels in the Galveston Bay Complex are puzzling you, many others are amazed as well and asking what is causing it. The quick answer is the moon’s position combined with the spring equinox that occurred last Monday. Those factors are distorting the forecasted tide …
Another “Chamber of Commerce Day” prevailed around Galveston on Tuesday. Lots of the second wave of spring breakers were out enjoying the beautiful weather and those that chose to go fishing caught some nice fish.
What a difference a week makes! You may recall that the first week of spring break started off with cool, windy and damp weather resulting in conditions that were not good for fishing. Unfortunately for our visitors, those conditions prevailed until almost the end of the week.
Spring finally has arrived and not too soon for most anglers. The weekend weather helped get everyone prepared for its arrival, and, with it, speckled trout began to come alive.
This week’s group of spring break visitors should enjoy considerably better conditions for fishing than last week’s vacationers. Sunny weather with light to moderate winds should prevail for at least the early part of the week
On the fishing scene, black drum are making the news as the big annual run is on. Sheepshead, whiting and a few sand trout are taking up the slack. The wind has been a big deterrent lately; however, it has not stopped the action.
Tuesday was a great day to enjoy around Galveston, as sunny skies prevailed and wind velocities began dropping around noon. Aside from cooler than normal temperatures, conditions were almost ideal for afternoon fishing.
The sun finally appeared Monday, along with another of the frequent cold fronts we have been experiencing lately. Finally, at least something is improving with the weather.
Sunday should have ended the successive days of unfavorable conditions for outdoor activities. Cold north winds gusting to around 30 knots along with drizzle kept anglers by the fireside.
The first wave of spring break visitors arrive this week and many are asking about fishing. The most common questions are how will the fishing be this week and where can I fish?
After the fog lifted Thursday morning, a light east to southeast wind invited anglers to hit the water. Only a few were able to take advantage of this window of favorable conditions, and from the two reports received, it appears we are well into the black drum run.
The beach water temperature continues to hover in the mid-60s and, while it is not affecting the black drum run, other fish, especially trout are waiting for post 70-degree readings before coming active.
While the weekend and Monday were blowouts and rainouts as far as fishing was concerned, better weather appears to be ahead for later this week. That is good news, as many anglers are anxious to get out and wet a line.
Just about everyone connected to coastal fishing is getting their fill of the unsettled weather we have been experiencing lately. This week appears to be another one when we will have on again, off again weather for fishing.
Friday morning, the winds were gusting from the east to near 30 knots which prompted The Galveston Daily News’ Weather Consultant Stan Blasyk to send a note saying “The weather should be mostly unfavorable for boaters and offshore fishing this weekend”.
March finally is here and with it we can expect a lot of changing weather much like February. While the month has the reputation for its windy days, around Galveston it is the second windiest month of the year.
Last weekend, there were lots of people hitting the island, with most here for Mardi Gras activities and a few to fish. Those who were here to enjoy some late winter fishing saw mixed results for the most part.
Wow! How about this great weather we have been having lately. One reader summed it up by saying that it warmed his blood up for fishing. Not sure what that means; however, I assume it to be that it ignited an interest in wetting a line.
One of Galveston’s most popular offshore party boats, the New Buccaneer, owned and operated by Galveston Party Boats Inc., has recently undergone some major renovations to allow the boat to travel farther into the Gulf of Mexico.
While fishing is certainly not in one of its better stages lately, there are some fair-to-good catches to report. One of the surprising things is that the two most dependable fish to be caught this time of year have not been listed in many of the reports lately.
Throughout the years, I have had the unfortunate experience to read and hear of a number of tragic offshore events involving boats and the loss of lives. While investigations usually pinpointed the cause of the event, in many of those cases, poor judgment by the captain was cited in the conc…
Saturday appears to offer the best conditions for fishing for several days. Mild-to-warm weather with light south winds are in the forecast. That is not a bad combination for fishing anytime of the year.
Today and Saturday appear to be a couple of windows of nice weather to hit the water. Hopefully tide levels will begin returning to normal, as that would be a key factor in enhancing the prospects of a productive fishing trip.
Same song, second verse as we have heard all year long. Another cold front crossed the upper Texas Coast on Tuesday afternoon, and small craft advisories were in effect for coastal waters on Wednesday.
Each Valentine’s Day I suggest giving your sweetheart a romantic trip fishing Galveston Bay. Unfortunately today does not appear to be a suitable day to be on the water or to fish.
Warm, spring-like weather Sunday allowed Galveston’s weekend guests to enjoy outdoor activities, and fishing was among the popular choices. Among the fun things being enjoyed was crabbing.
Saturday, I took time to visit with anglers fishing from shore. Among the stops was the new Jamail Bay Park on 61st Street. While going around and talking to the mix of anglers fishing from both sides of the cut into English Bayou, it brought back pleasant memories of my childhood when I fis…
The threat of a lionfish invasion in Texas coastal waters has a lot of readers concerned, especially those readers who fish offshore and include both recreational and commercial fishermen.
While fishing has been slow around Galveston lately, mainly due to the wind, better conditions appear to be on the way. Wind velocities should drop by Friday, and with lighter winds, especially from the southeast as predicted, there should be another window of action coming up.
Tuesday was a windy and warm day around Galveston. Wind velocities from the southwest at more than 20 knots kept most anglers off the water, and there were only a few who chose to fish from shore.
Pleasant conditions for outdoor activities continue around the Galveston area. A moderate south to southeast wind added to the occasion, and while not much was taking place on the fishing scene, it is likely Monday would have been a good day for fishing.
Pleasant conditions for outdoor activities continue around the Galveston area. A moderate south to southeast wind added to the occasion and, while not much was taking place on the fishing scene, it is likely Monday would have been a good day for fishing.