The Daily News - Reel Report

Heat, southwest wind ruins fishing

By CAPT. JOE KENT​ ​ ​

Adding to the woes of anglers Friday was a heat advisory warning of indexes well over 100 degrees. The moderate to strong southwest wind continued to create havoc and about all that can be said is conditions are just not good for fishing or other outdoor activities.

Periods like this occur almost each summer, with mid to late July being prime time for this to occur. Usually these conditions do not last long, and from a review of the forecasts for next week, it looks like the heat will calm down early in the week and a wind shift should take place.

A southeast wind would do wonders to both the temperatures and the water conditions.

Night fishing has been handicapped by higher winds in the evening hours. An unconfirmed report from Offatts Bayou indicated good action on trout around the lights in the wee hours of the morning.

The report was called in by a reader who was fishing at the Lee and Joe Jamail Bay Park Pier late Thursday night. They observed a boat arriving at the ramp with some nice trout and two reds. The angler said he caught them around lighted piers nearby with the action starting at 2:30 a.m.

If you have an offshore trip scheduled with a charter boat or a fishing guide, you should confirm the trip is still on. Several operations canceled out trips for Friday. Saturday is the last day for red snapper retention in federal waters for the charter and party boats.

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This Week's Forecast

DayPrecipTemp
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 80s.Sat
0%92° 81°
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 80s.Sun
10%93° 81°
Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 80s.Mon
10%93° 81°
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 80s.Tue
20%91° 81°
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 80s.Wed
20%92° 81°
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 80s.Thu
20%92° 81°
More sun than clouds. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 80s.Fri
20%91° 81°

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