After today, we will be back to normal with the ability to check fishing reports on the Reel Report recorder.
One more day to enjoy the remoteness of the most easterly point in the continental United States, Eastport, Maine. One of the intriguing aspects of this area is the tidal changes. At home in Galveston, we rarely see a normal tide change of more than 3 feet or so. Here, the difference between high and low tides this morning was 18 feet.
From emails received from readers, it appears that fishing is improving and the weather is hot. Here, my only fishing trip was not productive as the haddock just were not biting; however, the cool conditions on the water were pleasant.
In Galveston, Paul and Stephanie Jeremy fished the causeway area Wednesday morning and landed three slot reds, a bull red, a 28-inch trout and two oversized black drum that were released.
Action in Chocolate Bay was excellent for Cheyenne Hyden, Alyssa White and Misty Denman. The young anglers managed an 18-inch gafftop, 16-inch flounder and a slot red. The action came at night under lights.
The second annual Ladies Casting for Conservation Fishing Tournament takes place Saturday at Stingaree Marina in Crystal Beach. The event brings together fishing enthusiasts while helping the Galveston Bay Foundation. Entry fee is $300 per team.
The second annual summertime Houston Lure and Tackle Show is Aug. 7-10 at the Crowne Plaza Brookhollow Hotel, 2801 Northwest Freeway, in Houston. For information, call 713-462-9977.
Our only offshore report came from Don Redding who, along with four companions, fished the East Breaks last weekend. Trolling Kona Classics, lead head feather jigs and natural baits, the anglers raised a large marlin that gave them a 45-minute battle before breaking off. Among their catch were two large wahoo, numerous bonito, bull Dorado and several sharks.