The miserable weather associated with the cold front has certainly taken its toll on fishing. Still, we are receiving requests from readers as to where to fish under these circumstances.
A good example came from a reader in Pirates Cove, who has friends visiting on Saturday and want to go fishing.
The only good things I see about the weather Saturday are that the rain should be gone and sunny skies should take over. Unfortunately, a moderate northerly wind is in the forecast along with cold temperatures.
The wind direction (north) will not allow the bays to recover, so it appears that Saturday will have a continuation of low water levels that generally are not good for fishing.
Deep pockets of water are the best possibilities, especially in protected areas. One area that likely will offer some action, mainly on pan fish and an occasional flounder, is the Galveston Channel. There are a number of off shoots along the channel that offer deep water protected from the north wind.
One problem could be getting there. Since the Galveston Yacht Basin closed its boat ramp to the public, there is not an easy access to the channel area. A boat ride across the bay is required and with the north winds, that could be an issue for smaller boats. Regardless, it likely will be a choppy, cold ride.
Seawolf Park could be a possibility for fishing from land. Still, wear your warm clothing as the wind whipping across the bay can be bitter cold.
Sunday, another norther is forecast to pass through; however, this one is a dry front and not much in the way of temperature change is expected.