I reflected back on the day of giving thanks, and all that came to my mind was, “Wow.” Through all the trials and the doors that were opened, it has been a humbling experience.
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.
Winds did lay down as I expected they would Friday afternoon and Saturday. This allowed those anglers that fish Galveston Bay a chance to get out on the open water.
What a gorgeous Friday to start the weekend. Winds kept many off the water. I do have one late report from Thursday, and I’m going to touch on the flounder fishing.
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.
Here we go with another cold front just in time for the weekend. Thursday’s winds will be gusty from the north/northeast. Winds should begin to settle by midday Friday.
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?
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.
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.
Like I said in a recent column, these fronts tease us with a bit of cool weather. Saturday morning will have a different feel to it with strong winds and cooler temperatures.
Early Thursday storms chased many anglers off the water. This line produced strong gusty winds and heavy rainfall, lasting nearly two hours.
Tuesday’s weather cooperated for the anglers. Good catches were reported. With another approaching front, winds will steadily increase throughout the day Wednesday.
What a way to start the new week. If you enjoy calm and green water, Monday was the day to fish. The weather could not have been more perfect.
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.