If your sights are set on fishing for the next few days, you might want to consider something else, like possibly Christmas shopping in the warm malls and stores.
A bitter cold front, although not with freezing temperatures, is making its way across our area, and with the strong winds and temperatures in the 40s, it likely will seem like freezing weather.
Tuesday started out with mild temperatures and light southerly winds. Extremely low water levels presented handicaps to fishermen and boaters. Clifford Paxton of Bolivar called in asking why the tide levels were so low considering there had not been a strong norther passing through (remember that was Tuesday morning).
My theory on the low water is that it was caused by the big full moon on Sunday. Full moons create stronger tidal movement for both outgoing and incoming tides. Sunday’s moon was a super moon as it was the closest full moon to the earth this year, and when that happens, look for more dramatic effects on tides.
Now, with this strong cold front, look for water levels to continue to be low until it passes and the residual effects (ensuing high pressure) are out of the way. Unfortunately none of this is good for fishing.
Last weekend while Dickens on The Strand was getting a lot of attention, the party boat Capt. John made an overnight tuna safari to fishing grounds over 145 miles south/southeast of Galveston.
Co-Captains Cody Carter and Jill Williams found action for their 37 guests around the Hoover-Diana area where five yellowfins, 37 blackfins, 280 vermilions, 17 almaco jacks and other fish were caught.
One of the guests taking a Busman’s Holiday was Capt. Johnny Williams, who landed a 60-pound yellowfin tuna using cut bonito for bait.