Hearing of all of the good fishing in lower West Bay, it was enticing to give it a try Tuesday morning. After loading the boat and heading out, I found the biting cold wind and overcast skies were just too much for having fun.
Thirty years ago I would have unhesitatingly continued with the trip; however, these days, comfort and enjoyment are big parts of my fishing excursions.
Based on a report from my good friend Tommy Daniels, it appeared that I did not miss much. Daniels and his neighbor at Jamaica Beach fished the areas that were so hot with action on Monday and ended up with only two trout, one measuring 17 inches and the other 19 inches.
Bass Assassins were the baits and Daniels confirmed that it was a bit uncomfortable making their way down West Bay in his boat.
Sammy Shott sent a note saying that his neighbor down the canal at Harborwalk has been catching good numbers of specks and slot reds at night. The fish have been attracted to an underwater green light.
Cold fronts continue to make their way toward Galveston and it appears that at least two are forecast to cross the upper Texas Coast over the next five days.
The 63rd Annual Houston Boat, Sport and Travel Show almost always comes at a time when coastal fishing is in the doldrums. This year, the show, which runs through Sunday at NRG Center, offers a good alternative to fishing in the cold.