February is almost behind us, with March getting underway on Thursday. This year March should be an interesting month for fishing, as we are behind where we should be for this time of year as we discussed in Tuesday’s Reel Report.

Typically we will see a lot of wind, as March is the second windiest month of the year behind April. Spring break will bring hordes of visitors to Galveston and many will have fishing on their agenda.

One of the big fishing events for March is usually the black drum run that we have mentioned so often lately. This is the month when it normally peaks and it will be interesting to see if that holds true this year.

Grassy areas all around the Galveston Bay Complex were hurt by the freezes of December and January. This could be an issue for getting things going on the fishing scene. The marsh grass will rebound quickly; however, it has been a long time since freezing weather took its toll on aquatic vegetation.

The first big week of spring break will take place beginning March 4 and again this year we will give updates for visitors on where the action likely will take place.

Anglers coming out of hibernation from the winter are usually biting at the bits to go fishing and many will hit the water just to wet a hook regardless of the odds for catching fish.

Tuesday was one of the nicest days in Galveston so far this year. A moderate to strong east wind discouraged anglers from fishing; however, as we go farther into the week it appear that conditions will improve.

One of the nice things about March is that while fishing may not be the best of the year, it is a comfortable time to hit the water.

Capt. Joe Kent is a columnist for The Daily News. Report your catch to reel.report@galvnews.com or call 409-683-5273.

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