Outdoors: Weather changes making fishing just a bit tougher

Fishing guide Jay Nichols shows off a nice black drum caught at the Rockport Spring Fling shortly before the arrival of a powerful cold front (Photo by Jim Darnell).

Probably the biggest variable in fishing is the weather. It can change everything overnight. And this has been a very strange year thus far concerning weather.

January and February were unusually warm. Both were like spring months. The winter began to arrive in March and April.

The white bass run up the Guadalupe River above Canyon Lake was poor this spring. Just about time for everything to burst open in March another cold front would blow into the scene. I think many female bass just gave up on the spawn and absorbed their eggs.

About two weeks ago, my wife Beth and I were in Rockport for the annual Spring Fling. Sponsored by the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, the event sponsors 25 outdoor media people to enjoy the beauty, fine cuisine, hospitality, and bay fishing in their part of the Coastal Bend.

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