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The weekend outlook appears promising, as the moderate to strong wind velocities plaguing anglers this week appear to be diminishing. Unfortunately the heat will continue to be with us.

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Be patient anglers, as better fishing days are ahead. The long siege of southwest wind should start diminishing this weekend. Next week, southeast winds are in the forecast and that, along with the good tidal movement associated with Monday’s new moon phase, should generate some excellent fi…

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Tuesday was a continuation of poor fishing caused by the extreme heat and moderate-to-strong southwest wind. With no reports to present, let’s take a look at what is on some of our readers’ minds.

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Anglers keep asking when will this weather pattern change and return to more August-like conditions? The only thing I can say is that the forecasts call for a continuation of this pattern for several days.

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The heat is rising and the fishing is beginning to pick up. Offshore conditions remain marginal as the after effects of Tropical Storm Franklin continue to push higher wave heights along the upper Texas coast.

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Now that Tropical Storm Franklin itself is no longer an issue, the offshore wave heights generated by the storm warranted Small Craft Advisories on Thursday.

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There was not a lot of activity on the water Tuesday. Besides being one of the slowest days of the week for marinas and bait camps, early morning rain put a damper on fishing. While there were no reports to pass on, a question was received from a reader, the answer to which might be of interest.

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Anglers heading to the water early Sunday found conditions on the windy side, and, with the velocities gusting to over 20 knots, they had a rough time of it trying to negotiate the open bays. Offshore conditions were just too much for most boats with seas running three to five feet.

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Rain was the obstacle to fishing early Saturday, as heavy rain and wind hit early and either drove boats back to the dock or delayed those waiting to launch.

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The outlook for this weekend hinges on the number of thunderstorms on the horizon. Wind, at least through the early part, should not be a problem, and if the rain is more widely scattered than concentrated, look for some excellent catches to take place.

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Threatening weather prevailed most of the day Tuesday. Anglers on the water early had to deal with some rain. However, wind was not a problem. While visiting the Galveston Yacht Basin around noon, I stopped by their cleaning table and observed anglers waiting in line to clean fish.

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Offshore fishing continued at its hot pace over the weekend, with several boats reporting good action from 70 to well over 100 miles out. Several bill fish were reported caught from around the deep-water platforms and red snapper continue to offer some quality fishing closer in toward shore.

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Long time readers of this article will be happy to know that Sarah Melcer is back on the fishing scene. Melcer, who has been a regular contributor to the Reel Report for years, was almost as well known as her fishing dog. Abby always accompanied Melcer fishing and was well known to readers.

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Thursday continued the trend of hot days with a light to moderate southwest wind blowing. Beginning close to noon, the heat started bothering anglers, and those that hit the water early were hitting the path back to the dock.

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Wednesday, Rick Markette and Dr. Bob Rose joined me for a morning of fishing, and we quickly found out what a difference tidal flow makes.

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The southwest wind continued to blow Monday, and, with the hot conditions associated with wind from that direction, fishing was limited to the early part of the day.

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Saturday, early morning thunderstorms kept many anglers off of the water; however, later in the day conditions started settling and the fishing resumed. By press time Saturday no reports were in; however, Friday was a different story with good action taking place early.

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Thursday was another great day for fishing around Galveston. That is unless the midday heat bothers you and if it does, you are not alone. The fish do not like it either and tend to run to deeper holes and wait it out.

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Wednesday showers were scattered around the Galveston Bay Complex; however, they were not nearly as widespread as earlier this week. They did not seem to adversely affect fishing as anglers out on the water early scored well with catches.

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Rain kept anglers off of the water most of the day Tuesday except for those hitting the water at the first light of day and for a few boaters who endured the rain to fish West Bay.

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Monday, the beachfront was calm with clear-green water all the way to the beach. Such conditions almost always signal excellent fishing, and it was close to that Sunday and Monday.

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Anglers fishing the surf near San Luis Pass found some excellent action on a variety of fish early Sunday. Trout, reds, black drum, jack crevalle, sharks, lady fish and blue fish were reported by waders in the water at daybreak.

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Saturday could be one of those windows of outstanding action in the surf and offshore. Light northerly winds are in the forecast and that usually signals hot action along the beachfront.

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Reports of nice catches continue to come in from last weekend’s fishing. Although the crowds were on the water both days, fishing was good.

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The big La Marque/Tackle Time Fishing Tournament ended Sunday, and while the official results have not been received, a Facebook posting showed the highlights of this year’s event.

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We have all heard of the adage that says that 10 percent of the anglers catch 90 percent of the fish, or in the reverse that 90 percent of the anglers catch 10 percent. Well, there is a reason, and it is more than just luck.

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This weekend looks like it will be a dandy for fishing. If the forecasts hold, light southerly winds should prevail, and along with that, tide strength should improve. Saturday, the surf is a candidate to become red hot with action.

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The mornings lately have seen some of the higher winds of the day, and Wednesday was no exception. Gusty south to southwest winds did not encourage anglers to hit the water and especially the beachfront.

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Today is one of the heaviest boating traffic days of the year. The Galveston area is expected to see an unusually large number of watercraft, and one reason is that boaters have been pinned up for multiple number days due to strong winds and stormy conditions.

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June is finally winding down and with it, the rain is supposed to go away for a while. All of this is good news to anglers as the sixth month of the year did not live up to its expectations.