Buddy of mine told me it was now illegal to wade fish at San Luis Pass. Turns out it’s a half truth. The Brazoria County Comissioners Court has filed an order with multiple County and state agencies to create a penality for wade fishing, swimming and bathing in the designated areas of the Brazoria side on the attached map. So far it’s still America on the Galveston side.
I’ve fished the designated area before. I know at times the current in that area is extremely swift. IMO it’s not a good idea to wade out very far from that shoreline. I’ll never forget the trip when my buddy acted like he was getting swept away in the current. Anyways, here’s the notification.
Nothing says “Welcome to Houston” for the big Super Bowl game like a man and a kid rolling down the I-45 HOV lane on a red lawn mower. Aparently during all the Super Bowl hype the duo took to the street for reasons unknown. Pretty funny, glad knowbody got hurt. Just leaves me scratching my head. Where were they headed?
The summer time lay down has begun. Fishing has turned on in the past week. Limits of speckled trout are easily being taken while wading the calm morning and afternoon waters on the beach front. Smacks are moving in so be prepared to lose some tackle. If you plan on targeting smacks try using long shank J hooks to prevent there teeth from severing your line.
Conditions: Light west wind switching to south in the afternoon. Falling barometric pressure. 4 fairly weak tides.
We started drifting a mid bay reef Wednesday morning just before sunrise. The reef produced quite a few small sand trout on live shrimp. We moved out to the North Jetty boat cut and picked up a nice mess of trout. Live shrimp under a popping cork did the trick. We then moved to the beach side of the South Jetty and it was on. Free line shrimp was the ticket. We boated over 30 slot reds, a couple were under. We kept 14 nice trout the largest in the 23″-26″ range. Smacks, Sheep head, drum and Sharks were all in the mix. Phenomenal day on the water and a nice meat haul.
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If you’ve fished the waters of Galveston Bay Texas for some time, your most likely aware of the fish contamination warnings and controversy associated with Dioxins and PCB’s.
For years anglers have been told to limit intake of speckled trout, catfish, crabs and various other species in areas of the Bay system. The contamination has often been blamed on chemical dumping in the Houston Ship Channel in the 50’s & 60’s. Then subsiquent channel dredging and the reintroduction of contaminants into the water column that had once settled on the bottom.
While some of that seems logical. We’ve recently found a bombshell of information concerning The San Jacinto River Waste Pits. A now Superfund dump site partially submerged on the banks of the San Jacinto River. Containment has failed. It has been and is leaking.
“We have a clear and present danger of Dioxin going into the San Jacinto River and Galveston Bay,” said Terrence O’Rourke of the Harris County Attorney’s Office. “The rocks are falling off, it’s just that simple. They are rocks on top of a tarp and the rocks are gone.”
In December 2015 inspectors found a gap more than 20-feet wide. Last week, EPA inspectors packnowledged at least five additional locations at the site where protective containment was missing.
Jackie Young of the San Jacinto River Coalition says more than 80 percent of the dump still hasn’t been inspected for holes or damage.
Who the hell thought it was a great idea to store Dioxin, a non degrading and one of the most toxic substances known to man, on the banks of a river?
Here’s who. Two Fortune 500 companies of course. International Paper and Waste Management. Both have declined to tell the media their sides of the story.
Aparently these two companies have hired there own researchers and are trying persuade the EPA to leave this shit right there on the banks of the SJR.
Here is a video released by Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan concerning the hazardous nature and future of the SJR Waste Pits.
Here is a full presentation and press conference concerning the pits. More info. As it comes.
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The usual suspects. Dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs
The Texas Department of State Health Services today issued a fish consumption advisory for Lake Livingston and portions of the Trinity River after laboratory testing of fish samples found elevated levels of dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs.
The Lake Livingston advisory is for seven types of fish – blue catfish, flathead catfish, freshwater drum, gar, smallmouth buffalo, striped bass and white bass. The advisory is in effect for the Trinity River Basin which includes Lake Livingston and the Trinity River from U.S. 287 downstream to U.S. 90.
Regular or long-term consumption of fish from these waters may increase the likelihood of long- term health risks. People can still fish in the area, though they should not consume or should limit their consumption of fish from this area and are advised to follow the specific age and species recommendations in this chart:
The Coast Guard and Texas EquuSearch are looking for 54 yo. Tim Millender. His family reported him missing early Monday afternoon.
According to the Coast Guard, Millender’s boat was found abandoned with its engine still on just off the Bolivar Peninsula. A witness spotted the 19-foot skiff with no one on board, doing circles out in the water before eventually stopping after running out of gas.
Anyone who has seen Millender or has information to help the search effort is urged to contact the Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center at 281-464-4854 or on the radio at VHF Marine Channel 16.
See y'all on the water, in the woods or at the range.