Damp, foggy and otherwise uncomfortable weather has been with us for several days, and it appears we will have to deal with much of this for a while longer.
Anglers were fogged in Wednesday, and it appears that fog, although not as bad as Wednesday’s, will be an issue for several days. Friday looks to be the start of better weather. We still are, however, in January, and it appears this year is going to be about normal for the first month of 2021.
Monday’s holiday turned out to be a great day for hitting the water. While conditions were good, fishing was sort of hit or miss. Still, compared to the cold days of last week, it was a welcomed window of comfortable weather.
Now, how does fishing look for the next few weeks? One thing for sure is that trout will be in their wintertime pattern with the afternoon hours being favored over morning for fishing.
Monday was an example of one of those days when it is just about as miserable as it gets around Galveston. Strong north winds and a temperature around 40 degrees brought a chill index near freezing.
At some point, and usually in the afternoon, fish will leave their refuge to seek food and, in particular, bait fish and crustaceans. Anglers experienced in winter fishing usually fish the afternoon time frame, and one of the first places they aim for are areas with mud or mud and shell bottoms.
Cold weather has returned to Galveston, and it appears chilly conditions will be with us for a few days. The good news is no freezing temperatures are in the forecast.
There is very little to report on the fishing scene, as far as action is concerned. While Wednesday offered fairly nice conditions for fishing, the next few days do not look good. Cold, windy weather is in the forecast and not many of us want to endure those elements to fish.
Tuesday was another beautiful but cool day around Galveston. Plenty of sunshine was enjoyed by all. A chilling wind, however, kept anglers and beach enthusiasts from fully enjoying the day.
The new year is starting off with some nice but chilly weather. The water temperature around Galveston is hovering in the 60-degree range, which is close to the point where fish move slowly.
The January doldrums are beginning, and it is a time when bait camps often operate at abbreviated or erratic schedules. The holidays were active with anglers fishing when possible, and now the visitors to Galveston are returning to work.
Here we are into the new year. While the end of 2020 saw poor fishing conditions, we are starting out with better weather. If you don’t mind being cold, there could be some good action this weekend.