Strong and cold north winds blew away the fog and humidity that had plagued the Galveston area most of the week.
January fog was the story on the fishing scene Wednesday morning. While relief is in sight when the next cold front blows through Sunday, it will remain an issue to deal with until then.
Normally the first of the black drum show up sometime between now and the end of the month. Traditionally the run reaches its peak around mid-March.
Now that the boat show is over, we are going to see a lot of new boat owners wanting to try out their new vessel in coming weeks. Many are going to want to go fishing while others just want to learn how to operate it.
About all that can be said about fishing is that we are going through the January doldrums. Conditions are typical of January and appear to continue well into this week.
Cold temperatures returned on Saturday; however, the good news is that although it felt like freezing conditions it was far from it. This year we have had an overall warmer winter than usual. We are not out of the woods yet as far as a severe freeze goes, but it is looking good at this point.
Extremely little was taking place on the fishing scene Friday, as most people were waiting out the cold front that is in the forecast for today. Once the front passes and conditions settle, fishing should bounce back quickly.
We have on several occasions mentioned that the first part of the year, through at least April, is prime time for Galveston County freshwater fishing.
Night fishing before the cold front hit Monday was absolutely outstanding. Several reports were received of the pre-frontal bite that was on until the cold front hit and the wind increased.
Sunday was one of those days that we mention often in that it was a beautiful day, as far as winter days go. However, not much was taking place on the fishing scene, at least as far as catches go. The subject of January fishing has been discussed several times recently and as we try to remin…
We have often mentioned the overall poor fishing that takes place this time of year and how we look forward to longer days and warmer weather setting in.
Friday was another slow day on the fishing scene around Galveston. However, this weekend we should see activity pick up. Note that I said activity and not necessarily action.
While we drift through the post-holiday blues for the lack of fishing, there is a bright spot. Each year, it helps satisfy the yearnings of anglers and boaters to address their favorite pastime. It is the annual Houston Boat Sport and Travel Show at the NRG Center in Houston.