Cool breezes and drops in temperature are a welcome reprieve from nearly year-round high temperatures. When you set sail at this perfect time of year it’s as if you set yourself into a movie set. Light jackets and cozy blankets close out your evenings while gazing at city skylines and twinkling constellations.
Cooler water temperatures means an abundant harvest for fisherman. You’re best bet is Saltwater Fishing. Redfish is particularly good during this season. Did you know catching large fish in big numbers is best in fall because of their need to bulk up for winter? They have eating on the mind and that makes it good for you, the fisherman.
It’s no surprise that during the warmer months the Southern coast of Texas is as crowded as a can of sardines. Staycationers and vacationers alike seek fun, sun and family time. When the weather cools down and school is in session, crowds disperse and local towns like Seabrook, Kemah and Galveston simmer down to a local hustle. Lakes, bays and beaches turn down for the season too, making it easier to navigate to seas. This is also means cheaper gas, food, and docking fees.
The drop in temperature means a boost in the visibility of wildlife. Seabrook is a bird sanctuary on one of the largest migratory paths in North America. With a diverse habitat of both fresh and salt marsh, bay shoreline, riparian and upland woodlands, over 300 species of birds have been identified. Seabrook is on the Clear Lake Loop of the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail and has four designated spots along Todville Road. Learn more about the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.
One last thing. Check the weather forecast before you set sail. The mixing of warm and cold air can quickly spawn high winds and waves making it treacherous for small boats. Here in Texas, Fall is peak hurricane season so please always stay weather aware and keep your technology up to date.
Updated August 8, 2019
NOAA forecasters monitoring oceanic and atmospheric patterns say conditions are now more favorable for above-normal hurricane activity since El Nino has now ended. Two named storms have formed so far this year and the peak months of the hurricane season, August through October, are now underway.
Here are some tidal predictions from NOAA.