Slightly warmer weather is in the forecast this week; however, yet another cold front is scheduled to hold back any sustained warming. This is typical for this time of year and the good news is that freezes are not on the horizon.

With the uncertainties on the fishing scene, we will continue with our discussion of fishing the Galveston Area.

Sunday we talked about the jetties and while it was an overview, much more information about how, when and where to fish the rocks needs to be passed on.

Basically, we discussed the virtues of the jetties as fishing spots; however, over the next few days we will discuss more specifics about how, when and where to fish.

We mentioned the necessity of tidal flow for a chance at good results. Now, where should you fish during the incoming and outgoing tides?

As a general rule, the Gulf side of both jetties favor the incoming tide while the inside (channel side) is best during an outgoing tide.

The channel side of the North Jetty is one of my favorite spots and, while I do subscribe to outgoing water as being the better of the two, during periods of incoming tides I have done well.

Now, on the Gulf side of both jetties my best action has come when the tide was incoming.

Often the tide is gushing along the channel sides and most of the time that is not a good time to fish. Tide changes, the periods of slack waters between a high and low tide, are often an excellent time to fish, especially for reds all around the jetties.

We will continue on this topic this week and before we close, I want to mention one reader’s request for a link to a map or maps that show some of the locations we discuss. If you are aware of one, please pass it on.

Capt. Joe Kent is a columnist for The Daily News. Report your catch to reel.report@galvnews.com or call 409-683-5273.

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