Anglers hitting the water early Sunday found wind levels a bit strong for fishing and many tossed in the towel and headed home.

Those that stayed around saw conditions settle late-morning and a drop in wind velocities that created excellent conditions for fishing.

The water temperature is hovering around 70 degrees at most points around Galveston; however, you can expect another temporary setback this week as a cold front is forecast for later today.

Fishing has been picking up with the warming waters and reports of good catches are coming from grassy shorelines and back lakes.

Hank Meadows wade fished the Offatts Bayou shoreline just west of the airport and caught a limit of slot reds using Strike Pro Hunchbacks and Baby Busters.

Horseshoe Lake on Bolivar Peninsula near the ferry landing has been producing scattered reds for anglers using live fingerling mullet and shrimp for bait.

John Hathaway and a friend caught two slot reds, three rat reds and an undersized flounder while fishing protected waters around the lake early Sunday.

Only the slot reds were retained.

The East End Lagoon is another spot that has been holding some nice fish. Reports from anglers fishing near Boedecker Drive have indicated good catches of reds, black drum, stingrays, gafftop and other pan fish.

On Friday the party boat Capt. John made a 55-mile trip offshore where Capt. Johnny Williams found fish for his guests in 115 feet of water.

The 40 anglers aboard caught their limits of red snapper to 19 pounds along with a lone jack crevalle that weighed 25 pounds.

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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