The doldrums continue on the fishing scene around Galveston, as fewer anglers are hitting the water. The irony is that it comes at a time when some of the best fishing so far in 2020 is taking place.
We are going to divert from fishing reports today to try to clarify what is taking place on the fishing scene because of the stay-at-home order.
Prior to the coronavirus crisis, we often spoke of good fishing etiquette and one of the first things we tell anglers is to respect the area of nearby fishermen and leave a good distance between you and them.
Saturday did not look like a typical spring break weekend day. A few people could be seen combing the beaches and a few others getting exercise strolling down the seawall.
One question that has arisen from anglers and businesses that cater to fishermen is how compliance with the guidelines for dealing with the coronavirus will affect those involved with fishing.
Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and it should be a good day for fishing. Unfortunately, most anglers and almost everyone else have the coronavirus epidemic on their minds. For anglers, fishing should be a good way to relax and get it off their minds for a while.
There is much uncertainty about what further steps will be taken regarding controlling the coronavirus pandemic. However, for the short term, there will be many more people with time off to fish.
The wave of cancellations because of the coronavirus has hit the fishing scene, as the 23rd annual Turning Point Drum Tournament scheduled for April 3 and 4 has been canceled.
While black drum have been the hot topic around Bolivar Peninsula for the last few days, there was a spurt of action on reds and flounder reported from Horseshoe Lake.
Fog has been the huge handicap to fishing this week and has been delaying most fishing trips until close to noon each day. Forecasts are calling for a continuation of this trend for a few more days.