Checking out Sunday’s Reel Report, you might have recognized that it was the same report that was published November 27. An error caused that edition to trump Sunday’s.
The crux of the fishing reports, that should have appeared, again centered on flounder and mostly were from Bolivar Peninsula. Catches of limits and near limits of the flat fish were reported from the entrance to the Intra-coastal Waterway all the way to the boat cut at the North Jetty. Among the spots in between that were holding flounder were the old barge graveyard and piers and pilings east of the Bolivar Ferry Landing.
Cold windy weather is in store for the Galveston Area for the next several days, with temperatures dipping into the mid 40s. This cold front likely will move the remaining flounder out of the bays and on the path to their winter home in the Gulf.
Sunday, flounder continued making the news, as anglers were landing good numbers of quality flatfish, with the Pelican Island area getting the nod for the best action.
Bulldog’s Bait Shop reported a 20-inch flounder caught by six year-old Kaleb Wilkerson of League City who was fishing with his grandfather Jimmy Wilkerson. The big catch took place on the east end of the seawall using dead mullet for bait.
James Lightbody, Katie Westmoreland and David Zghaib, all students at Texas A&M Galveston, found good action on flounder near their campus. Using New Penny Shrimp Gulps, the three anglers landed a total of ten flatfish to 20 inches.
Anglers have been waiting for something to trigger trout action in West Bay, and this week’s cold front just might be the answer. The unseasonably warm weather that has prevailed recently has kept bait and predator fish in the back bays and marshes.
Once shrimp move out and head toward the deeper waters, trout and reds should be chasing them and also attracting seagulls who will be pointing out the schools.