While the few reports that came in over the weekend indicated sparse catches by the limited number of anglers hitting the water, at least two stalwart fishermen found the action hot and heavy.
Bulldog’s Bait Shop reported what some may call a prefrontal bite taking place Saturday afternoon as two anglers fishing West Bay found really good action.
Jose Estrada and Chris Cantu fished West Bay from their kayaks and landed five speckled trout to 19 inches, five slot reds to 25 inches and a limit (10) of black drum. Additionally, a 36-inch “big ugly” was caught and released. Live shrimp was the bait.
While not as prolific a bite, Saturday night, Ted Dozier fished under the lights of his dock at Tiki Island and landed eight trout with five keepers among the group. Also caught were two reds, both undersized and released. Again, live shrimp was the bait.
Sunday, Horace Taylor of Bayou Vista told me that along his canal he saw a number of fish being caught by neighbors fishing from their lighted docks late Saturday night.
What all of this sounds like is an example of a prefrontal bite taking place. The cold front that was headed our way Saturday must have caused a strong drop in the barometric pressure and triggered a feeding frenzy among fish.
The cold front hit the Galveston area late Sunday morning and quickly started dropping the temperatures.
Anglers will have to endure the effects of this latest frontal system for a few days; however, later this week conditions should improve including warmer temperatures and lighter winds.