Whipping north wind hit the upper coast late Sunday, wiping out early-week fishing prospects. Gusts topping 30 miles per hour were recorded along the Galveston seawall.
Galveston Fishing Pier reported fair catches of croaker, sand trout, keeper redfish and sheepshead from green to sandy-green surf prior to the front.
Gusting wind created dangerous conditions on the open water of the primary bays late Sunday. Tides were running well below normal levels. Prior to the front, San Antonio Bay near Port O’Connor was fair to good for redfish and scattered trout along windward shorelines, reported guide Chris Martin.
Cooling water temperatures are expected to trigger good flounder fishing once frontal wind backs off. Channels and passes are prime intercept areas for anglers using live baitfish and shrimp.
Strong frontal wind chased boat traffic from major lakes and reservoirs across southeast Texas Sunday afternoon. Open water was rough and choppy and prospects remain poor through the early week. Near-surface water readings should drop into the mid 60s.
Winds north 15-25 mph today wit seas in deep waters will be 6-9 feet Mostly clear skies through Tuesday.
Saturday’s Galveston beach water temperature was 75 degrees.
High 2:15 a.m.; low 4:35 p.m.
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High 2:35 a.m.; 5:44 low p.m.
High 1:18 a.m.; low 4:36 p.m
By JOE DOGGETT