March is here and it is starting off like both January and February, with weather that is not to the liking of anglers. At least one weather meteorologist has predicted that March will be a colder month than February.

Every year March brings erratic weather that wreaks havoc with visitors hoping to see sunshine and warm weather. No doubt we will have those days; however, mixed in between will be the cold fronts and damp wind that normally precedes them. March is our second windiest month with only April having a higher average wind velocity.

You will hear this again when we address spring break fishing in a few days and there is one thing that is almost certain for week-long visitors to the island and that is the weather upon arrival will be different than the weather upon departure.

Early this month, and in fact beginning next Wednesday, is the annual Houston Fishing Show taking place at the George R. Brown Convention Center. This is the largest show in our area that is completely devoted to fishing and fishing-related activities. This event will run through Sunday, March 10. We will have more on that later.

While the weather always is unpredictable in March, one thing that seems unaffected is the annual black drum run. Most years the big migration starts to peak around St. Patrick’s Day and lasts well into April.

All indications are that we are going to have some nice catches during that time based on recent reports of more and more of the big uglies making their appearance around Galveston.

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

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