It was mentioned in Monday’s Reel Report that the water in West Bay and other parts of the Galveston Bay Complex was just as beautiful as it gets.

Well, the fish thought so as well, and a flurry of trout action took place in parts of Upper West Bay, Hall’s Bayou and around Campbell’s Bayou.

Reds were hitting in Jones Lake and Moses Lake along with the Galveston Ship Channel.

Jetty Joe, Galveston Bait and Tackle, had three groups of fishermen return to his camp with some nice trout.

Timmy Howell and Charlie Drew of Santa Fe fished Hall’s Bayou and landed 15 trout to more than 4 pounds, and a flounder that obviously chose to stay home and not be part of the annual flounder migration. Down South Lures in the color pink was the bait.

Speaking of Down South Lures, the inventor of that popular bait was one of the anglers with a big catch in West Bay.

Using not only pink color, but plum and chartreuse as well, he landed a full limit of trout. The bait camp only referred to his name as Mike, no last name given.

The bait camp reported an angler only by the name of Jesus from Houston landing a 25-pound bull red at the Galveston Ship Channel, using dead mullet for bait.

Forney Sanderson of Hitchcock fished Jones Lake early Sunday and caught so many rat reds he lost count.

No legal-sized reds were caught, and the bait was live shrimp fished under a popping cork.

Moses Lake was productive for Jaime Morales, who landed two reds and a black drum using dead shrimp for bait.

Carl Brooks and Marty Green fished the mouth of Campbell’s Bayou on Sunday afternoon and ended up with nice speckled trout and two undersized reds.

Capt. Joe Kent is a columnist for The Daily News. To get your catch in the Reel Report, call 409-683-5273 or email

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