Today, small craft advisories are in effect as another frontal system is blasting through our area; however, the forecast calls for a short effect. By Friday, southeast breezes and warmer temperatures should set in.

Typical of spring break weather, the seven-day period usually offers a variety of weather patterns, and this week has been no exception. The good news is that the last part of this week looks excellent for fishing and other water activities.

Fishermen and golfers view daylight saving time differently, as reflected by Gean Leonard’s weekly golf column Tuesday. Leonard was telling of the woes of golfers gathering for a 7:30 a.m. tee time Sunday, the day of the time change, and finding it still dark.

Well, for fishermen, an extra hour of sleep was available as most like to hit the water at daybreak, and before Sunday that was around 6:30 a.m. Now, we are looking at an hour later, and the extra sleep Sunday was great.

In June, we will be back to a 6:30 a.m. and earlier daybreak so, enjoy the extra sleep while we can.

While driving along the beach front Tuesday morning, there appeared to be a large number of fishermen on the rock groins and fishing from the 61st Street and Galveston fishing piers. With some luck, they made some nice catches. The surf was in good shape under light winds and I hope we will hear how everyone fared.

There were no fishing reports Tuesday; however, the Texas Coastal Fishers of Men announced its 11th annual Fish & Fellowship Tournament. The event will take place Saturday, May 17 with headquarters at the TopWater Grill on April Fool Point in San Leon.

This is a one-day event open to everyone, with proceeds benefiting Helping a Hero.

For information, call Dubb Stapp, 713-899-1088 or visit

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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