The Galveston bay complex is quite deep compared to other bay systems, and although west bay is pretty shallow, there are tons of deep water holes and channels for the fish to escape. The question is, whether or not the fish actually made it out. Pretty much every other day since Tuesday I’ve gone to my launch areas and shorelines, fortunately I haven’t seen a single dead fish. Now I’ve heard the theory that it takes time for fish to float off the bottom, but still all these days later I haven’t seen any fish kill.
In fact, yesterday I launched in Offatts Bayou with the sun at its warmest temperature in a week. Upon arrival as I drug my kayak in I spotted hundreds and hundreds of mullets in a foot of water schooled up and sunning themselves, they weren’t stunned either and were swimming around. I did not see the game fish, but there may have been some there as well, I moved away quickly as to not disturb the poor cold fish. The air temperature was 65 degrees and I went on a search with my Vudu shad for anything that would bite. I fished for 2 hours and managed 2 flounder back to back that were sitting on a shell pile in 6-8 feet of water, one happened to be a keeper. I didn’t see any Trout or Redfish, but catching those few flounder combined with seeing that some mullet survived has given me some hope. The question becomes, and I’m almost afraid to ask at this point, but, what’s next?
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