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1989 Diary


Date

Water Color

Wind

Rating

Comments

1/1/89

Off Color

Variable

Poor

Jan.&, Feb. Fished the Surf & bays when I could..

2/25/89

Off Color

Variable

Slow

Feb., & Mar. Late Feb. started catching a few Slot Reds in Bay. Surf hasn't produced nothing but Whiting yet.

4/7/89

Off Color

South

Slow

Saw a man pull in a big Jack at piling. He said he had caught a limit of Trout a few days ago.Beach water temp 73*.

4/8/89

Off Color

South

Poor

Too much wind & seaweed. Fished in bay to no avail.

4/9/89

Off Color

South

Poor

Didn't fish, too much seaweed.

4/15/89

Off Color

South

Poor

4/15,16,22,23/89 Seaweed still to bad. No fish.

4/29/89

Green

South

Fair

AM bad. PM caught 27" Red. 4/30/89 bad all around.

5/6/89

Green

South

Fair

Water rough, 5/6,& 7/89 caught 1 Red 28",2 3# Trout, & 2 Shark.,

5/13/89

Off Color

South

Poor

Too much wind & seaweed. No fish. 5/13, & 14/89.

5/20/89

Green

SE

Good

Went to jetty to escape seaweed. Caught 4 Nice Trout in the pocket.

5/21/89

Green

SE

Poor

No bites.

5/27/89

Muddy

SE

Fair

Went to jetties & caught 1 nice Trout. Friend caught 4 more & 2 Shark

5/28/89

Off Color

SE

Poor

Saw a few Trout caught at Jetties but quit because of holiday crowd.

5/29/89

Off Color

SE

Good

Fished at night 28th & 29th & caught 42" Red & sat til 3 AM to no avail. Went back at 11:30 AM near transformers & found Lonnie & caught 7 Shark & 1 small Trout .

5/30/89

Off Color

SE

Fair

Caught 3 Shark & 1 Gafftop.

6/2/89

Green

South

Fair

Fished at Jetties & caught 2 nice Trout late in PM.

6/3/89

Off Color

South

Fair

Water turned rough & caught 3 Shark, 1 Gafftop, & 1 Trout.

6/4/89

Muddy

South

Poor

Strong South winds shut down all fishing.

6/5/89

Muddy

South

Great

Skip & a friend fished while I was working & they caught 9 Trout. We were in a Tournament at Palmers, & the 4 Trout Skip caught weighed over 20#s. This was enough to win 1ST for $500 or $250 each.

6/9/89

Off Color

East

Fair

Nolan & I fished in PM & caught 2 4.5#s Trout. Lot of seaweed.

6/10/89

Off Color

East

Fair

AM caught 2 nice Trout.PM was a wipe out.

6/11/89

Green

East

Poor

Too much seaweed. No fish.

6/15/89

Green

North

Fair

Skip, Robert, & I caught 1 nice Speck & 3 Shark.

6/16/89

Green

North

Good

Skip, Jeff, Brett, & I caught 10 Shark, & 2 Trout.

6/17/89

Green

SE

Good

Skip, Brett, & I caught 3 Trout, & 3 Shark.

6/18/89

Green

South

Good

Skip, Brett & I caught 4 Shark, 1 Trout, & 1 25# Jack.

6/24/89

Muddy

South

Poor

Tropical Storm Allison hit the beach & fishing was a wipeout. We went to Palmers, & collected our $ 500.Didn't fish at all.

7/1/89

Off Color

South

Great

Skip, Christie Bros. & I fished at the piling.I caught the 2nd place Trout (8.18#s) in the Freeport JC tournament . Altogether we caught 6 large Trout all over 5#s,& 1 Shark.

7/2/89

Off Color

South

Great

Skip, Christie Bros. & I fished at the piling.Jack Christie caught the 3rd place Trout in the Tournament @ 6.8#s. We caught 4 5# + Trout.Jacks fish paid $100 For the big Trout on Trout day.I won a 72 qt. Igloo .

7/3/89

Off Color

South

Good

Caught 4 Shark, & 2 5# Trout.

7/4/89

Off Color

South

Great

Skip ,Martin ,Lester & I caught 43" Red ,50# Shark & 10 others,& 1 Gafftop.Fished mostly at night.

7/7/89

Off Color

South

Good

Fished at night & caught4 Shark.

7/8/89

Off Color

South

Fair

Caught 2 Shark, & 2 Trout.

7/9/89

Off Color

South

Poor

Seaweed moved in .Caught 1 small Shark.

7/15/89

Muddy

SW

Poor

Lot of bait in water but no bites.

7/16/89

Muddy

SW

Poor

Lot of bait in water but no bites.

7/21/89

Green

North

Poor

Fished an hour & no bites.

7/22/89

Off Color

SE

Poor

Many schoolie Trout caught early AM & late PM but I didn't catch anything.

7/23/89

Green

Variable

Slow

Caught 1 5# Trout.

7/29/89

Green

Variable

Slow

Caught 1 Shark. Wade fishermen caught a lot of schoolies & small Trout.

7/30/89

Green

Variable

Slow

Rickey & Stephen with me this weekend. Caught 1 SP Mackerel. Saw a lot of limits by wade fishermen.

8/5/89

Muddy

SW

Poor

Didn't lose a Mullet.

8/6/89

Muddy

SW

Slow

Caught 27" Red & several Hardheads.

8/12/89

Green

NE

Poor

Water too pretty but no fish.8/12,&13/89

8/21/89

Green

East

Poor

Too much seaweed. No fish.

8/22/89

Green

East

Fair

Raymond & I caught 2 large Gafftop,4 Shark, & 1 slot Red. Seaweed.

8/23/89

Sandy Green

East

Poor

Seaweed ,no fish.

8/25/89

Off Color

South

Good

Raymond & I caught 7 Bull Reds 38" to 42" under lights til seaweed moved back in at 3 AM.

8/26/89

Off Color

South

Poor

Too much seaweed. No fish.Couldn't keep a line in water.

9/2/89

Off Color

SW

Fair

Went to Jetties & caught 3 Sharks.

9/3/89

Off Color

SW

Poor

Caught 1 small Shark & 1 Bluefish. No Keepers.

9/4/89

Green

South

Fair

Caught 3 Shark & saw a lot of Trout caught on Shrimp.

9/9/89

Off Color

South

Poor

Saw 3 nice Shark caught & Trout but I was shut out.

9/10/89

Green

South

Fair

Caught 45" Red, & 1 SP Mackerel.

9/11/89

Green

South

Poor

No fish.

9/16/89

Green

North

Good

Fished at transformers & caught 3 Reds (42",42", & 40"), & several Blues.

9/17/89

Green

North

Good

Fished near Pass & caught1 big Jack,& 1 Sp. Mackerel. Had a lull & moved to Transformers & caught 42" Red,& 3# Trout.

9/22/89

Green

North

Good

Incoming tide. Caught 2 Bull Reds 44",& 43",& 1 Shark.

9/23/89

Green

North

Good

Out going tide. Caught 38" Bull Red , & several Blues.

9/24/89

Green

North

Fair

Fished AM at high tide & nothing. Pm caught 25" Red on low tide.

9/25/89

Green

North

Poor

Surf rough, no fish.

9/26/89

Green

North

Fair

Fished at piling & nothing. Moved to Pass & caught 27" Red & 2 large Blues.

9/27/89

Green

North

Fair

Caught Gafftops,& Sandtrout.

9/28/89

Green

North

Fair

Caught 2 Reds 25", & 24" on 1 pole at one time. A double.!!! At Pass.

9/29/89

Green

North

Fair

Caught 2 Reds 27', & 26" on cut Mullet & live Mullet.

9/30/89

Green

North

Good

French & I caught 4 Bull Reds & 3 Slot, 1 Shark & 2 Blues.

10/1/89

Green

North

Poor

Surf flat & no bait. No fish.

10/7/89

Green

North

Fair

Fished near Pass & at piling & caught 2 nice Shark.

10/8/89

Off Color

North

Good

Fished at Piling & caught 1 Shark & 5 large Jacks.

10/14/89

Off Color

NE

Fair

Tropical Storm offshore about 200 miles with 70MPH winds & surf rough.Caught 6# Trout early AM. Bait hard to get.

10/15/89

Muddy

North

Good

Hurricane Jerry blew in to Galveston at 9AM. High tides, Caught 28" Red, & large Shark.

10/16/89

Muddy

Variable

Poor

High tides broke seaweed off beach & made it impossible to fish.No fish.

10/17/89

Muddy

North

Fair

Caught 33" Red at Piling.

10/18/89

Muddy

North

Poor

10/18,&19/89 fished at piling & was shut out.Cold.

10/20/89

Off Color

South

Good

Caught 39", 28", & 26" Red, & 2# Trout near Pass.

10/22/89

Off Color

South

Fair

Caught 25" Red.

10/28/89

Green

SE

Poor

Surf rough, no fish.

10/29/89

Off Color

SE

Fair

Lily pads moved into surf & couldn't fish. Went to bay & caught 26" Red.

11/4/89

Off Color

SE

Poor

Fished at Jetties & was shut out. Saw 5 nice Trout & 2 Reds come off Jetties.

11/5/89

Off Color

SE

Good

Fished near Pass & caught 45",& 25" Red, & 5.5# Trout. Trout was 1st place in Beach Bait & Tackle tournament for the moment.

11/11/89

Off Color

SE

Fair

Nolan& I caught 39" Red & 1 small Shark. Nolan had a break off the same time I caught the Red.

11/12/89

Off Color

SE

Fair

Caught 1 Trout.

11/18/89

Muddy

NE

Poor

11/18, 19/89 Rained all weekend. Water rough. No fish.

11/20/89

Muddy

NE

Good

Quit raining & tides very high. Caught 2 Bull Reds 43", & 40" on out going tide.

11/21/89

Off Color

South

Good

Heavy fog. Lot of bait in water. Caught 42", 27",& 24" Reds, & saw 2 more Bulls, & 2 slots caught next to me.

11/22/89

Off Color

Variable

Fair

Front hit about 10:30 AM & was shut out. Saw 3 Bulls caught next to me.

11/23/89

Off Color

Variable

Poor

11/23,thru 26/89 water rough. No fish.

12/24/89

Off Color

North

Poor

Hard freeze & snow on ground. Pipes froze at my house. The surf froze at the water line. Freeze like 1983 freeze.