Sunday, the surf was off-color, resembling chocolate milk, and not much in the way of catches took place.

Rock groin fishermen were reporting hard heads, gafftop and stingrays coming from the sandy water.

Night fishing well past midnight has been productive as fish were feeding under bright moon light.

Terry Miller fished his canal in a subdivision near Crystal Beach and landed eight specks and four reds.

Only five of the specks and none of the reds were of legal size.

The bite was on between 1:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. and live shrimp was the bait.

Capt. Rick Mosely reported an excellent catch from offshore Saturday.

Fishing about 80 miles south of the jetties, Mosely and his three friends landed eight barracuda, 13 Dorado from chicken-size to 17 pounds. The highlight of the trip was a 28-pound wahoo that took a green tube designed for barracuda.

Other fishing reports from Saturday include the party boats Capt. John and Texsun II.

Both boats fished the jetties and ended up with a mixed catch of whiting, reds, sharks and gafftop.

Austin Calhoun fished near the flood gates of Moses Lake and landed two nice flounder.

The Texas City Dike has been producing mostly pan fish lately.

Night fishermen around the dike have been hooking up with some large sharks.

Crabbing has been excellent lately from all around the Galveston Bay Complex.

Davis Jones and Carla Kennedy crabbed around some old piers along the diversionary canal and filled a tow sack with blue crabs.

The action was good all day Saturday and after seven hours of running crab lines, the couple headed back to Houston with their catch.

As the size of the moon decreases this week, daytime fishing should pick up again.

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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