It was another scorcher of a day. At least we had a brief reprieve from the storm cell that moved our way midmorning. Tides were again super low to begin the day. I only received a couple reports, and from what I saw, not many folks were fishing.
I am so ready for the forecast wind shift in direction. The heat index has been dangerously high the past couple of days. It is amazing how a shift in the wind from the east will drop those feels-like temperatures. Despite the heat, I did receive some encouraging news on the fishing front.
Early Wednesday storms broke apart right at daybreak. We don’t need any more rain, but it’s still in the forecast for Thursday. Chances do decrease as we head into the weekend.
I woke up Tuesday morning to social media overload, with talk and pictures of the morning’s storm. Even my wife woke up talking about the weather. I slept like a baby and was not fazed.
West winds usually equate to a dry, hot day. Anglers have to stare at the sun all morning. Your face gets cooked, and the eyes are strained. Nothing too fun about a west wind, even when the fish bite.
Monday's weather looks good with light south/southwest winds. Rain chances begin to creep up on Tuesday. Remember it is only a forecast.
What a beautiful day it was on the water with lots of folks taking advantage of the light winds. Like I thought, there were plenty of boats on the water.
I don’t know if I’m coming or going. Is summer over yet? I’ve been keeping busy with fishing and writing. It’s a blessing being able to pursue your passion. Keep sending in those reports — and thank you for the feedback.
Here we go heading into the weekend, and rain chances are rising. Wind conditions have been great, especially in the morning. The sea breeze kicks in around noon making the bay a little choppy. Fishing is good.
Wednesday morning started off with a ferry ride to Bolivar Peninsula. It was an easy process loading onto the ferry from Galveston. That was not the case leaving the peninsula. The loading process on Bolivar Peninsula is terrible. I will say nothing more than that.
It was a nice day on the water this morning. What breeze we had early died within the first couple hours of daylight. I pray these conditions hold for a few days.
Lucky me, I had a doctor’s appointment Tuesday afternoon. If you sent a report and it’s not mentioned, I will have it in Wednesday’s Reel Report. I can’t believe I am heading into my seventh week of writing this column. I am enjoying the experience and want to thank everyone for the support.
I don’t even know how to begin Friday’s column. I could say what a gorgeous day we had on the island. That’s just not the case. I know we need water to sustain life, but enough is enough.