Not much has been taking place on the fishing scene, as a cold front with strong northerly winds kept anglers off the water for the last two days. Now that the front has passed through, conditions should rapidly improve along with a warming trend that may or may not contribute to the fishing action.
This weekend is shaping up to be a good one for fishing, and I expect to see a lot more flounder being brought to the cleaning tables. Trout action should pick up in practically all of the bays and many anglers are looking at Trinity Bay as a potentially good spot to find schools of specks.
This time of year is when Trinity Bay tends to be in its prime; however, the heavy floods in late August kept the salinity levels low in that area, and most of the trout were driven to lower Galveston and adjoining bays. With the improved levels of salt, look for trout to be moving back and that should be good news for upper Galveston Bay anglers as well.
Flounder appear to be on the move in the Clear Lake area, as several reports indicate that some quality flatfish are being caught around docks and pilings along the Clear Creek Channel, also referred to as the Kemah/Seabrook Channel.
Wesley Aires fished near the boat ramp located under the Highway 146 Bridge and caught a limit of flounder, both measuring between 17 and 18 inches in length. Aires said that the action on pan fish, especially croaker, was excellent although the sizes were not anything to brag about.
Anglers who have access to fishing lighted areas should score well on trout and other fish. Jim Simpson fished from a lighted dock on Sportsman’s Road before the cold front hit and caught a Texas Grand Slam consisting of a limit of flounder, four specks and a slot red.