A beautiful fall-like day prevailed around Galveston on Wednesday. Gusty north winds kept anglers off the water; however, all of that should be short-lived, as a wind shift back to the southeast is forecast for Thursday and the remainder of this week.
Bert Henderson submitted our only fishing report Wednesday and it was of his success night fishing in Clear Lake Shores.
Henderson and two friends fished from a lighted dock just off Clear Lake and landed four flounder and six sand trout using live shrimp for bait.
John Helton read the Reel Report on Wednesday that addressed the unusually high tide levels we have been experiencing lately and asked about low tides. Helton said he often winds up fishing the Galveston Ship Channel during low tides with not much in the way of action taking place. He asked where the best spots would be to fish at low tide.
I assume that Mr. Helton is asking about situations where the tide level is running well below normal at low tide. Most of us have had the same experience when trying to fish when the water is a foot or two below mean low tide.
The only place I have had any luck during such times is in deep holes. If the tide is slack, then that adds to the woes; however, once the current starts moving with the incoming tide, action gradually picks up.
Saturday, the 16th annual Ralph Thompson Memorial Kids Fishing Tournament takes place at Highland Bayou Park in La Marque. The event is sponsored by the Texas City Host Lions Club.
Registration takes place from 7:30 a.m. until 8 a.m., with fishing from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.
Children ages four to 14 are eligible, and the event is free. Trophies will be awarded for several categories of fish, with all catches required to be released.