Waiting On The Weather For Galveston Bay Fishing
I have to start off with this picture of this Big Ugly or Bull Red, right before this football player hooked up to it he was bragging about the shape he was in, well it didn’t take long for him to realize this Big One was gonna wear him down. He put up a great fight and did get him to the boat where we did the photos and he was released to fight again.
Well as most read this “Spring Break” is over for the kids and college students, traffic on the commute to work and home will pick up and most have Easter to look forward to for the next Big Break from work and schools. In the back of our minds we’re all hoping the weather will be turned around by then and we’ll enjoy our weekends with a more conventional weather pattern we all have come to enjoy….A Warm Weather and a Pattern.
We’ve started hitting the water as weather allows and for those wanting to fish, best thing is pick your date and make plans, if we’re blessed with a front or bad weather which would make a trip unproductive or unsafe we’ve got plenty of time to resch. You’re fishing trip.
For the days we’re able to hit the water it’s been mixed bags, waders are picking up some nice trout and a few Reds and Flounder depending on location of wade, those in the boat working shorelines or marsh drains are picking up a mixed bag of Reds, Flounder and a few Trout. Remember we do have a Spring Flounder Run, a lot of undersized but we’ve had them up to 18” which make for a great dinner.
I look for changes with the little patches of good weather we should be seeing the rest of the month. We are lucky that we can fish the south shoreline, and marsh this time of year when the open bay may be a little rough as long as we have water in the bay. Don’t let the weather dampen your plans for fishing in a week or two we could be seeing a whole new picture when you trip arrives. Weekends are booking up with those planning ahead and rolling the dice, don’t wait till the last minute.
For those that have Facebook keep up to date with what we’re seeing and what’s going on. Check out the GalvestonBayFishing.com Facebook Page give us a like and keep up to date, We’re also working with Stingaree Marina which now has their own Facebook Page, they will be posting info on weather, Live Bait they are holding and anything that will help the fisherman. They have reworked their Bait tanks over the winter and now have 2 shrimp boats working the bay to keep the tanks full for customers. Great dock space, Gas on the water, Live Bait, Snacks, Cold Drinks, a covered cleaning table, and a restaurant that will cook your catch once you clean it, you can’t beat a marina for location or amenities on the Galveston Bay Complex. They are opening at 6am for now and that will change to earlier as time changes.
Since we’re on the water now weekly if not daily check back and we’ll have weekly reports up here and daily reports and info on our Facebook page.
Until Next Week
Be Safe and Watch The Weather
Capt David Harris
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