Before getting into today’s article, I want to mention that the Daily News recently made some changes to their computer system and as a result there may have been some e-mails to the Reel Report that did not go through.
Tuesday was not a very memorable day for Galveston area anglers. Tropical storm-like conditions hit early and lasted all day. Winds were gusting to gale force strength and coastal flooding was rampant.
Conditions approaching the first big holiday weekend of the summer give a little concern for how well the fishing will be. Last weekend, a number of boats battled sloppy conditions to head offshore only to find the water off-color up to 40 miles out.
Our weekend outlook hinges on how strong the wind will be. The offshore forecasts are calling for 15 knot winds which likely will be a bit high for smaller vessels desiring to fish the offshore Gulf waters. The inshore conditions could be tolerable for fishing and it is one of those situatio…
Tuesday was another gorgeous day around the Galveston Bay Complex; however, a moderate east wind held things down on the fishing scene.
Another siege of floodwaters has hit the Galveston Bay Complex playing havoc with fishing. This is getting to be old. The bays are full of fresh water which significantly reduces the salinity levels and pushes lots of fish toward the Gulf of Mexico.
Fishing continues to be difficult with the strong winds stirring things up. Early Tuesday, Capt. Jim West of Bolivar Guide Service posted a picture of a nice catch of quality trout that he and some friends made. The action come from wade fishing protected shorelines in East Bay.
Saturday turned out to be an excellent day for fishing with light winds taking over after the line of strong thunderstorms passed over before daybreak. Both offshore and inshore action heated up with some of the better catches of the year being reported.
The thunderstorms that were in Saturday’s forecast arrived during the early hours of the morning and by daybreak conditions were trying to settle. The aftermath did have the surf sandy; however, by early afternoon green water was making its way to the shoreline.
Weekend anglers likely will have to look to the latter part of the weekend for good fishing conditions. Saturday morning the forecasts are calling for high probabilities of rain; however, on Sunday things should shape up for some good fishing.
Before we get started today I want to make a correction to Thursday’s Reel Report. It was mentioned that Saturday we will have a full moon and that is not correct. We will be in the dark moon phase, still a good one for fishing, as with the full moon tides run stronger in and around it.