Fishing continued to be generally on the slow side Sunday and Monday; however, there was some big news on the fishing scene.
While anglers are getting more and more frustrated with the poor conditions for fishing, this is nothing new for this time of year.
Fog was a big hindrance Saturday, with a few windows of fair visibility popping up during the day. Anglers were fishing closer to shore than usual, with most not wanting to venture too far and get trapped in blinding fog.
Another holiday weekend is upon us and, while it is nice to have the time off, fishing might not be the best activity if catching is more your pleasure than just fishing.
Drum anglers, mark your calendars for April 12 and 13, as those are the dates set for this year’s Annual Turning Point Black Drum Tournament.
An area close to Galveston that offers good fishing is Freeport over in Brazoria County. We do not receive many reports from anglers fishing the Freeport vicinity, however Monday that changed with a good report from Capt. Mike Segall of Reel Thrill Charters.
It will not be too long before we start seeing sunny days and warmer weather. When those conditions appear, lots of boaters will be on the water, with many making their first trip of the year. Many will experience problems caused by the boat setting up so long.
Saturday was not a good day for fishing or let’s say for fishermen to be on the water. While that was the case, it did not stop everyone from fishing and at least one group found the reds biting.
The cold front we expected blew through Thursday afternoon with a north wind hitting 30 knots. Now, we can sit back and wait for the effects to pass and hopefully start fishing again soon.
Another strong cold front is expected to cross the upper Texas coast tonight and bring another siege of winter weather including strong northerly winds.
While this year has seen the worst start to fishing for a new year that I can recall, we have to start thinking about what lies ahead rather than dwell on the past.
As we touched upon in an earlier Reel Report, we are entering the time of year when freshwater fishing in Galveston and surrounding counties is in its prime for the year.
One thing’s for sure and that is the groundhog could not have seen his shadow here in Galveston on Saturday. Fog was thick and hopefully we will see spring weather early this year.
If the ground hog were here in Galveston today, there is a good chance that it would not see his shadow. I hope that would be the situation as we do not need six more weeks of this weather.
January is finally behind us and personally I am glad it is. Not much took place on the fishing scene that month that was worth bragging about and hopefully February will prove to be a much better month for anglers.