Anglers and everyone else need to be concerned about the massive amount of mono-filament fishing line that is being discarded into our waters. The damage on our marine resources is showing up more frequently than ever.
More than 140 exhibitors will be there, and the types of exhibits include boats, rods, lures, performance shirts, fishing hats, nautical decor and artwork.
Monday, the elements are there for good prospects of catching trout for anglers fishing the jetties. If the forecasts hold, the weather should cooperate.
Late May is one of the best times to find large ling off of the Texas Coast and in particular out of Galveston. I have found the old Buccaneer Field area to be one of the better producing spots for big ling.
Conditions are shaping up for some good fishing Friday. The surf was clearing under a light easterly wind Thursday afternoon, and the same is in the forecast for Friday.
A late-season cold front is forecast to cross the upper Texas coast today and bring a shift of winds to the north. This could be good for surf fishing on Thursday, as the velocities are predicted to drop and remain out of the north.
Another weekend passed with overall poor fishing for most anglers. There was some action from the rough surf — mainly on bull reds and sharks — and from inshore, black drum, hard heads, croaker and a few specks.
We all have different tastes for fish and while a certain species might be a delight to some, others find it not so tasty. So with that as a preface, let's take a look at our “Big 3” and their ratings (by me) as table fare.
The first weekend of May does not look good for fishing as April weather appears to extend itself for a few days. Let’s take a look at what we should expect for the remainder of the month.
I visited with one of our local fishing guides who has been around almost as long as I have on Wednesday, and the subject of wind came up. We agreed there have been more days of wind velocities too strong to easily fish during March and April than at anytime in the past that we could remember.
The key to catching fish Wednesday was to find protected waters, and it was encouraging to receive a good report from an area that we have not heard much about lately.
While we wait for fishing conditions to improve, let’s take a look at what has been going on recently in the way of fishing and catching.
A full moon will bring stronger tides, and that is another plus for fishing. With all of this coming together, we should see some nice catches arriving at the cleaning tables this week.