The cold front that we all have been waiting for blew in just after 9 a.m. Sunday, with wind gusts over 50 knots roughing things up. Obviously, with the gale force winds and blowing rain, fishing was out for the day.
Monday also looks to be on the poor side, as gusty winds are predicted to continue although not nearly as strong as they were Sunday morning.
There is little doubt in my mind that flounder catches will pick up this week, with larger fish beginning to show. My prediction is that lower Galveston Bay will turn on and one area to especially watch is the debris laden spot just off the Intracoastal Waterway near the entrance to Bolivar Peninsula.
That area is known as the Bolivar Barge Grave Yard and holds several abandoned barges with rebar and other dangerous debris sticking just above the surface of the water. Every year from October until the flounder runs ends for the season, hordes of fishermen from boats and wading from land converge on the area and mop up on flounder.
I expect that trend to continue and that would be one of my choices once the wind settles later this week.
Saturday, the Galveston Ship Channel area continued to produce fish, with speckled trout, sand trout and reds dominating most of the catches. Flounder continued to be caught; however, most were the smaller males making their way to the Gulf ahead of the big sows.