Spring break is upon us and one bit of advice I give to visitors who express disappointment in the weather is to be patient.
This time of year, the weather upon your arrival will be different when you depart.
Rarely during the years has that statement not held true during spring break.
Now, for fishing, mild, pleasant weather is not normally the best for catching fish.
I wish I could give an explanation as to why; however, more times than not, nice, sunny days in March were not as productive as overcast, chilly days.
Reports from along the beach front indicate a variety of fish are being caught.
During the foggy conditions Monday, anglers fishing the rock groins were reporting action on sheepshead, whiting and hardheads.
Bulldog’s Bait Shop reported customers returning from the beach-front rock groins with stringers of big trout, sheepshead and flounder.
Dizzy Green, Galveston Fishing Pier, said catches were picking up on the pier with lots of whiting and hardheads supplying action to his customers.
Monday’s fog kept many visitors from venturing into the open bays in their boats and several limited their trips to the confines of the Galveston Ship Channel where black drum, sand trout, whiting and flounder were taken.
Pebble Moore and his grandson, who is on spring break from Dallas, fished near the Pelican Island bridge where they caught sand trout, black drum and sheepshead. Live shrimp was the bait.
The party boat Capt. John battled 4-foot seas to make an offshore trip Saturday. With Capt. Johnny Williams at the helm, 83 anglers where chauffeured to fishing grounds south of the island where water depths reached 125 feet.Their catch included a boat limit of red snapper to 23 pounds along with sharpnose sharks and vermillion snapper.
Patrick Lemire landed the big fish of the day, a hammerhead shark in the 8- to 9-foot range, which was brought to the boat and released.