While the holiday weekend offered some excellent weather for fishing, it was short lived as another cold front blasted its way through Galveston on Tuesday.  

Unfortunately, even colder weather is on its way later this week, and the prospects for fishing this weekend look dismal at this point.

Low water levels will be a given with each of the fronts.  

Tuesday afternoon, the water was at one of its lowest levels in West Bay, with the pilings of the old wagon bridge visible from the causeway bridge.

While we like to be optimistic on the fishing scene, this time of year, with the frequent emptying of the low lands by the numerous cold fronts, fishing is usually at its worst.  

Although our main objective is to pass on fishing information to you, during this period we will take the opportunity to visit on issues of general interest to local fishermen.

A frequent question from readers is about recommendations for reel repairs and servicing here in Galveston County.  

There appears to have been a decline in the number of fishing reel technicians operating in Galveston County.  

Today, about the only one I am familiar with is Serious Tackle in La Marque. Chris Gonzales, the owner, offers excellent service on a wide range of reels and has worked on many of my rods and reels.

If anyone knows of and recommends other rod and reel repair facilities in Galveston County, please let us know and that information will be published.

Speaking of service, this would be an excellent time to have service performed on your boats and motors.

Warm weather will be here before we know it, and that is not the time you will want to give up the boat. 

Reel Report

Capt. Joe Kent is a columnist for The Daily News. To get your catch in the Reel Report, call 409-683-5273 or email reel.report@galvnews.com.

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