Fishing reports, actually the lack thereof, continue to reflect inshore fishing not to be at the levels it should be for this time of year. This is especially true for trout fishing. Reds and other species are being caught; however, overall action has been slower than expected.

Pan fish have been filling most of the stringers lately, and the catches have been coming from all around our area.

The only reports of action on trout have been at night by anglers fishing around lights.

Hank Settles and his son Henry fished around a lighted dock near Crystal Beach on Monday night and caught seven specks to 19 inches using live shrimp for bait.

Fred Askew was up early Monday morning fishing the Bolivar surf were he landed three sharks to almost 3 feet in length, a bull red and three large gafftop. All of the fish were released except for the red, which was tagged and retained. Cut shad was the bait.

Roy Beck, West End Marina, reported another fish placing in the Star Kids Division of the CCA-Texas STAR tournament.

Morgan Sellers, 10, landed a 3-pound, 15 ounce flounder that placed her in third place of the tournament.

The STAR Tournament runs through Labor Day weekend.

On the offshore scene, the action continues to be outstanding. David Uresti and Kent Collins fished the East Rigs on Monday and landed limits of king along with numerous sharks, spadefish and Spanish mackerel. Uresti said a cooler full of filets was taken back to Crockett where the anglers live.

The party boat Capt. John made an overnight tuna trip last weekend with Capt. Johnny Williams and his daughter Capt. Jill Williams sharing duties. The trip ended up well more than 100 miles offshore where limits of red snapper were taken along with 71 blackfin tuna, king, ling, grouper, Dorado and sharks.

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Capt. Joe Kent is a columnist for The Daily News. Report your catch to or call 409-683-5273.

(1) comment

Johnny Venza

I wish this column addressed daily the beachfront clarity, overall beachfront conditions, and the forecast for beachfront conditions. Alot of us don't have boats and pay very close attention to what is happening beachfront.

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