Wednesday, there were some nice stringers of fish landed by the few fishermen able to make it out on the water. Today should be a good one if conditions hold; however, that likely will be it for a few days, as a strong cold front is headed our direction.
West Beach was the hot spot for Mark McDavid and Glen Hickerson on Wednesday. Using peeled dead shrimp, the anglers landed three slot reds, 35 croaker and 15 whiting. All were caught using a size eight treble hook in thigh deep water between the shore and the first sandbar. McDavid said that it was fortunate that they brought along an extra ice chest.
Buck Adams fished from his kayak early Wednesday in Offatts Bayou and landed 13 large sand trout, three reds (two undersized and a 21-inch slot), along with three croaker. Live shrimp fished under a popping cork was the bait and most of the action took place near grassy areas from in front of the Scholes Field runway to the Crash Basin.
Two Texas A&M Galveston students fished from the school’s boat dock Wednesday afternoon and landed six flounder, with only two over 14 inches. The two retained measured just under 15 inches and between 15 and 16 inches. Yellow and white jigs bumped on the bottom were the baits.
Daily News weather expert Stan Blazyk sent a note alerting anglers and boaters to strong winds and high tide levels.
Blazyk said, “A couple of shortwave troughs moving in from the west and high pressure to our east will bring brisk easterly winds, increasing clouds and a chance for rain by overnight Thursday into Friday, with rain chances persisting through Sunday. We can expect winds gusting to 20-25 mph and tides increasing to 3 to 3 1/2 feet above mean low tide.”