My wife and I packed up and left for the lower coast of Texas on Wednesday. We had a late start, making sure her children (dog and bird) were settled in where they’re being boarded.
What a night! Little Tropical Storm Nicholas decided it wanted to show itself and grow into a hurricane late Monday/early Tuesday. What was supposed to be a rainmaker decided to add some wind to the equation. Nicholas, a Category 1 hurricane, played by its own rules.
I could start this off by saying if you didn’t fish Monday, you missed the best catching of the year. That wouldn’t be the truth.
Here we go again. Tropical development is likely this weekend in the Bay of Campeche. The system is forecast to move inshore along the western Gulf Coast. This system needs to be watched.
My wife and I are celebrating our one-year anniversary next weekend. We’re going to Rockport for a couple of days. So, I’ll write Reel Report while overlooking Aransas Bay. I don’t get to see enough saltwater, you know.
Last year at this time, I was in full panic mode. My impending wedding was less than two weeks away. The tropics were active, and my nerves were shot. Today is much more relaxed with little tropical activity.
So much for the weather forecast Friday. It called for light winds and 40 percent chance of rain. That was not the case for our coastal waters.
This long Labor Day weekend is shaping up to be fantastic. Winds are forecast to be light with a slight risk of storms each day. I hope everyone renewed their licenses because they expired Tuesday.