Anglers depending on live shrimp to fish are getting frustrated with the shortage of their favorite bait. There was none to be found around the Galveston area bait camps Monday, and the situation does not appear to be improving, at least over the next few days.
While near perfect conditions are prevailing around the Galveston Bay Complex and offshore, it is a good time to get out and fish if heat is not a problem.
Except for the heat, conditions are about as nice as they get around here. Sustained light winds have the water in the bays and offshore in excellent shape. Blue water is running close to shore, and the adverse effects of the full moon are beginning to dwindle.
Wind velocities are forecast to drop this weekend. However, they will not switch much from the southwest. The good news is the open bays should provide areas suitable for fishing in spots and possibly the jetties.
July is finally departing and, for most of the month, it has been disappointing as far as fishing is concerned.
My planned fishing trip was canceled Tuesday morning when early morning radar showed heavy thunderstorms to be in the picture by 9 a.m. That was just part of the reason, the other was no live shrimp being available.
Should you choose to give it a try, be extremely careful around the beachfront waters, as strong riptides continue in the forecasts. The beachfront fishing piers are the safest spots to fish from when the surf is churning.
Friday’s strong winds took out recreational fishing, and it looks like it will be early next week before conditions start settling.
Most of you are aware of my concern over our children having the opportunity to fish and learn how to fish. In my early years, many more children had that opportunity than we see today.