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Tuesday was not a very memorable day for Galveston area anglers. Tropical storm-like conditions hit early and lasted all day. Winds were gusting to gale force strength and coastal flooding was rampant.

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Conditions approaching the first big holiday weekend of the summer give a little concern for how well the fishing will be. Last weekend, a number of boats battled sloppy conditions to head offshore only to find the water off-color up to 40 miles out.

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Our weekend outlook hinges on how strong the wind will be. The offshore forecasts are calling for 15 knot winds which likely will be a bit high for smaller vessels desiring to fish the offshore Gulf waters. The inshore conditions could be tolerable for fishing and it is one of those situatio…

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Finally some good news on the fishing scene! We have often mentioned how the influx of fresh water into the Galveston Bay Complex tends to push speckled trout toward the lower parts of the bays and it appears that is happening.

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Capt. Joe Kent's Reel Report will not appear in Thursday's edition. His column will return. 

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Anglers welcomed the bright and warm sunshine on Monday, and early in the day conditions were calm and inviting for hitting the water. Unfortunately, the east wind raised its ugly head about noon and changed things around.

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Another siege of floodwaters has hit the Galveston Bay Complex playing havoc with fishing. This is getting to be old. The bays are full of fresh water which significantly reduces the salinity levels and pushes lots of fish toward the Gulf of Mexico.

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With all of the flood waters pouring into the bays and the Gulf of Mexico, this is a good time to make my annual alert to the dangers of a deadly flesh eating bacteria that is present in our waters, Vibro Vulnificus.

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Fishing continues to be difficult with the strong winds stirring things up. Early Tuesday, Capt. Jim West of Bolivar Guide Service posted a picture of a nice catch of quality trout that he and some friends made. The action come from wade fishing protected shorelines in East Bay.

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Saturday turned out to be an excellent day for fishing with light winds taking over after the line of strong thunderstorms passed over before daybreak. Both offshore and inshore action heated up with some of the better catches of the year being reported.

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The thunderstorms that were in Saturday’s forecast arrived during the early hours of the morning and by daybreak conditions were trying to settle. The aftermath did have the surf sandy; however, by early afternoon green water was making its way to the shoreline.

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Weekend anglers likely will have to look to the latter part of the weekend for good fishing conditions. Saturday morning the forecasts are calling for high probabilities of rain; however, on Sunday things should shape up for some good fishing.

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Before we get started today I want to make a correction to Thursday’s Reel Report. It was mentioned that Saturday we will have a full moon and that is not correct. We will be in the dark moon phase, still a good one for fishing, as with the full moon tides run stronger in and around it.