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Looking to find that special gift for the angler or outdoor enthusiast? Then you need to visit the Galveston County Fishing and Outdoors Expo happening Friday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 12.

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Throughout the years, this area right around Thanksgiving usually produces. Why? I wish I could give you a answer. Maybe it's God's way of thanking us for thanking him on Thanksgiving.

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It was another great day on the water for those that fished Sunday. Monday's weather will be a complete change. The first forecasted cold front will pass through the coastal waters and Galveston Island early Monday morning. Winds behind the front will from the northwest, shifting to the north. They will be gusty at times.

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Thursday’s cold front stalled a bit before moving through the area. It was forecast to move through during the wee hours of the morning. Instead, it began moving onto Galveston Island around midmorning. Not much rain associated with it, only winds from the northeast showed up.

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The weather was back to normal Sunday and Monday, with low winds and temperatures pushing up in the low 80s. If this keeps up, property values will keep rising on Galveston Island just because of our fabulous weather. How long can it last?

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The other day, a reader asked about fish consumption advisories for Galveston Bay. The Texas Department of State Health Services monitors fish and issues advisories for Galveston Bay. They even break down these advisories according to species of fish and shellfish.

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Finally a little feel of some cool weather. It will not last long, as the wind shifts back to the south Sunday. We could drop down to the mid-50s by early morning, but quickly warming to the mid-70s in the afternoon. Sunday should be a good day to fish Galveston Bay.

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The Texas Parks & Wildlife staff has recommended bag and slot limit changes for speckled trout. This is a result of the damage caused by the February freeze event. Impacted bays would be Matagorda Bay and south, including lower Laguna Madre. This would also impact the beachfront waters, extending out to 500 feet from the beach.