The second wave of spring breakers will be arriving this week and the same questions are asked as with the first group.

What can be expected in the way of fishing while in Galveston this week?

I could copy the answer given last week as it pretty much will be the same for this group. Expect the weather to run the gamut as it did last week.

The forecast calls for windy and cold weather for the first part of the week then becoming progressively milder later in the week.

While the 2014 spring break is not the coldest on record, it will go down as colder than normal. Now, how is this going to affect fishing?

Let’s use last week as an example of what to expect. Fishing was off on the windy and cooler days and, as a warming trend set in, action picked up Wednesday through Friday. When the wind dropped, the surf produced some good fish including reds, sheepshead, black drum and whiting. A few trout also were reported from fishermen along the rock groins.

A good number of bull reds were reported by anglers fishing the beach front fishing piers.

We are in the middle of the big trout season and while his charters did not land any wall hangers last week, Capt. James Plaag, Silver King Adventures, reported some nice trout to 25 inches being caught by his guests.

Reds and flounder were also part of their catch. Plaag said that Corky Fat Boys in pearl with black backs and Bass Assassin Slammin Chicken were the best baits and that the afternoon bite was the best.

The annual black drum run is in full swing and, while the weather has kept many anglers off the water, some big fish were taken by those enduring the elements.

Seawolf Park and the Texas City Dike have been two of the best spots for large black drum by anglers without boats.

The north jetty, especially the channel side near the boat cut, has been one of the better spots for anglers fishing from a boat.

Offshore fishing for reef fish has been good from Galveston’s fleet of party boats making deep sea fishing trips.

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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