We seem to be singing the same song, second and third verses, a lot lately and it is the weather song. This is not at all unusual for January; however, this year it seems that the first half of the month has had more than its share of prolonged cold and windy conditions.

Our good friend and weather expert Stan Blasyk sent a note advising boaters that there will be very strong winds before and behind the cold front headed our way.

Thursday and into Friday, wind speeds will be picking up. Initially, brisk southerly breezes will be triggered then switching to a northerly direction, with velocities in the 30 to 40 knot range not out of the question.

Besides the wind, temperatures will dip into the 30s and low 40s creating unbearable chill factors.

The upcoming weekend is the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend and that is one holiday that often has seen nice conditions for fishing. Unfortunately, the weather forecast does not lend much optimism this year. If you like to fish in cold conditions, this will be a good time to head to the water.

We saw a window of excellent fishing for speckled trout earlier this week and Wednesday looked to be one of those days, especially in light of the approaching cold front. While no reports were in at press time, we will survey our sources of information to see what if anything took place.

A good bite Wednesday would indicate the fish are here and just waiting it out like most anglers.

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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