We have often mentioned the fact that March is one of the best months for catching that trout of a lifetime. At the same time, it was stated that March is not one of the best months for fishing, and while that seems like contradicting statements, Capt. Mike Williams had a good explanation in his note about the trophy tides of March.

Williams said: “My records show over many years that certain times of the year produce better than others for certain fish. There is a time to try for your best trout stringer ever and then there are times to try for your best trout ever. When I was a Mirrolure field tester, I would wade many a mile during the tides of March and never get one single bite; however, I wasn’t looking for a lot of bites.

“I was trying as hard as I could to catch my best ever trout from the Galveston Bay Complex. As a field tester, I had many days of wading all day without a single bite and then that bite might come at sunset. With that said, the biggest trout I ever caught out of Galveston’s East Bay and West Bay came in the month of March.”

Tuesday’s weather is a good example of why March is so erratic when it comes to fishing. Nice conditions for fishing began taking shape, and then a cold front blows through setting things back for a few days.

Monday, the beach water temperature hit 70 degrees and that is what all of us on the fishing scene have been waiting to see. Now with the colder temperatures setting in for a few days, we likely will have to get back into the waiting game.

Thursday, we will have some recommendations on what lures work best this time of year.

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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