A Muslim-owned Galveston restaurant has received an outpouring of support since reporting that had been vandalized with bacon.
Texas City overcame a strong start by Ball High with high energy and hustle as the Stings defeated the Tors, 68-54, in both teams’ District 23-5A opener Tuesday at Ball High.
Anglers fishing the Galveston Bay Complex as long as I have can recall how difficult it was to get current information about conditions before heading to the water.
Fishing was non-existent around the Galveston area Sunday, as moderate northerly winds and rain prevailed all day. Tuesday and Wednesday look the best for fishing this week, as the rain is forecast to be out of here and light winds taking over.
Needless to say, Saturday was a blowout with winds up to 40 miles per hour blowing across the Galveston Bay Complex. With Sunday looking close to the same weather-wise, anglers are just out of luck as far as fishing goes.
This weekend looks to be both a wash out and a blow out for fishing.
While December offers some great fishing, it is a month that cold weather begins to set in and usually winds down fishing for most anglers.
Here we are at the beginning of the month of December, and anglers are asking where the time went. One interesting fact about December is that it has been the month when our worst freezes have occurred over the past 35 years.
Tuesday morning, Dr. Bob Rose joined Polly and me for a trip to where the hot action on flounder has been taking place recently, that being along the Galveston Ship Channel and the Bolivar Barge Graveyard.
Monday was literally a blowout for fishing, as gale warnings were posted and wind velocities roared between 20 and 30 knots all day.
Anglers choosing to avoid the malls and go fishing on Black Friday made a good decision for the most part. Conditions were excellent and the fish were biting.
Lots of flounder are being caught all around the Galveston area. The annual flounder run is on and likely will be reaching its peak within the next two weeks.
An approaching cold front likely will hold off, not arriving until after Sunday, so conditions should be on the fishermen’s side this weekend.
Thanksgiving Day has evolved into my favorite holiday, as it is a time when our fall fishing tends to be close to its peak and the bounties of the sea are plentiful.
Monday afternoon, the action turned on in several areas as an outgoing tide generated a feeding frenzy.
Monday was a great start to Thanksgiving week, and the few anglers taking the day off to go fishing made some nice catches.
Thanksgiving holiday visitors are asking how the fishing will be over the long holiday weekend and what is likely to be biting.
Around 5 p.m. Friday, conditions started changing on the fishing scene, and I mean changing.
A common question among flounder fishermen is why the smaller fish make the run first.
This weekend boaters need to be aware of the potentially dangerous conditions that frontal systems like the approaching one can cause.
Excellent fishing has been taking place over the past couple of days by anglers fishing at odd times of day.
Night fishing under the full moon has been outstanding for anglers who are able to fish around lighted areas or generate their own light.
The full moon bite is on, and typically, for this situation, the action is coming later in the day.
It has been 69 years since a full moon has been this close to Earth. On Monday, its presence will have an impact on fishing.
While typical of weekend days, most reports tend to come in late in the day; however, those from early birds indicated some excellent fishing Saturday morning.
Friday, wind velocities started dropping and that gave hope to weekend anglers that conditions will be favorable for hitting the water. Areas protected from the wind were the keys to finding fish on Veterans Day.
Northerly winds are forecast to be with us most of the weekend; however, the velocities are dropping and that will allow anglers to fish more areas.
Anglers wanting to hit the water over the next few days likely will need to look for protected areas to fish.
Hopefully there will be some benefit from the cooler weather setting in, as anglers are waiting for some true fall fishing to take place.
Much press has been devoted to the flounder run lately, and while we can only wait for colder water to get the migration in full swing; however, trout action seems to be lacking.
Sunday saw most of the action shift from the coastal waters to the back bays and marshes.
Saturday was a great day on the water and some nice catches were made.
There was not much taking place on the fishing scene around Galveston on Friday.
We mention the weather and weather forecast often in the Reel Report, and for good reason. Wind and temperatures are two of the most influential factors on fishing.
The surf was alive with action Wednesday morning for the few anglers able to participate in it. A light southeast wind had the water in excellent shape and the fish cooperated.
While we continue to deal with summer-like weather around Galveston, any day now we are going to see flounder stacking up around the passes into the Gulf of Mexico.
November is starting out like October with unseasonably warm temperatures. The folks at the weather service are not offering any encouragement to flounder anglers or others desiring cooler weather to start some serious fall fishing.
Sunday afternoon, riptide and high tide warnings were issued for the Galveston area coastal waters. East winds were creating the conditions that were favorable for their development.
We often mention the warmer than normal water around the Galveston Bay Complex and the effects on fishing.
Easterly winds have returned and that usually is not a good direction for fishing. Higher than normal tide levels are associated with moderate to strong levels of the ill-wind.
Last Wednesday while observing the beautiful conditions in the surf, it hit me that the water looked ripe for tarpon; however, being this late in October, I predicted that the silver kings had likely moved on.
Beautiful autumn weather has settled in around the Galveston area; however, the temperatures continue to be warm for this time of year.
Warm weather is returning and, while not nearly as hot as before the cold front, it still is unseasonably warm.
It appears that we are in the middle of a more typical croaker run, as anglers are reporting large catches of huge golden croaker, with one report of a 4-pounder being taken.
Sunday, the bite was on. Reports from all around the Galveston area indicated excellent fishing for most species.
Late reports that trickled in from Friday and Saturday indicate that the cold front has triggered a flounder movement.
It appears that conditions will start settling and by Sunday we should see some good catches from around the jetties.
Thursday, gusty winds associated with thunderstorms kept most anglers off the water, and with the lack of fishing reports, this presents an opportunity to discuss an issue that is affecting a lot of boaters who fish the Galveston Channel area and points nearby.
This week, a record high temperature was set in Galveston, and according to Stan Blazyk’s blog, it not only was a high for the day, but a record for this time of year. Well, that was not good news for anglers waiting for the flounder migration.
Last weekend our summertime fishing patterns continued with some excellent offshore action taking place and good catches inshore.
Beautiful summer-like weather continued to prevail over the Galveston area and, while all were enjoying it, many anglers were looking ahead to cooler weather.
The weather forecast for this week indicates that we may be finished with the summer conditions as a genuine cold front is headed our way. By the latter part of the week, we should be seeing temperatures ranging from the low 60s to mid-70s.
A longtime fisherman John Sabo passed on one of his secrets to determining when to hit the water for flounder.
Traditionally the croaker run, a time when large croaker migrate to the Gulf of Mexico, takes place anywhere from mid-October to early November.
Flounder should be appearing in good numbers; however, so far this month, such appearances have not been taking place in traditional locations.
Wednesday morning was just outstanding for hitting the water and catching some fish. Light southeasterly winds were clearing up the water and anglers fishing the surf and jetties found reds everywhere.
Tuesday’s weather was quite a contrast to Monday’s beautiful conditions. Winds gusting to well over 20 knots pretty well shut down fishing, with few anglers affected because of most having returned to work from Monday’s holiday.
Anglers who were fortunate enough to have off from work on Columbus Day, saw a drop in wind velocity and some fair-to-good fishing early in the day.
Sunday morning, winds were gusting to more than 20 knots knocking out the options of fishing open bay reefs, the jetties and the surf. Conditions are expected to begin improving today and the remainder of the week looks promising.