Cold weather has returned to Galveston, and it appears chilly conditions will be with us for a few days. The good news is no freezing temperatures are in the forecast.

Most likely fishing will be limited to the “die-hards” this weekend, and while this is not unusual for early January, what is different this year is that the annual Houston Boat, Sport and Travel Show is not there as an outlet for anglers to enjoy.

Low water levels likely will further handicap fishing, as trout and other fish are going to seek refuge in deeper waters and not move much until warmer temperatures return.

When patterns like this set in, anglers look for a southeast or east wind to help the situation. Those winds bring warmer Gulf waters to aid in the return of normal tide levels and increase water temperatures in the bays.

We should see this occur Saturday and part of Sunday. Another cold front, however, is on its way and is forecast to arrive late Sunday or Monday.

Now comes a good question, and that is where is the best spot to fish this weekend?

With all of the adverse elements present, it is reasonable to say that any spot that offers deep water and has some protection from the wind would be a possibility. Often the diversionary canal is a good spot, as are parts of Moses Lake. Points around Offatts Bayou could be worthwhile to check out.

In any event, if fishing is in your plans this weekend, be sure to wrap up before heading out and, yes, send us a report of how you fared.

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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