Fishing is beginning to pick up; however, offshore results continue to outpace inshore fishing.

Two friends joined me on a run to the vicinity of the V.A. Fogg reef Monday where we landed kings, ling, amberjack, bonito and too many pilot fish.

Capt. Jaime Cantu ventured offshore with three guests Sunday. Their 80-mile round-trip resulted in kings, bonito and red snapper, all released.

Calvin Johnson and Harold Manley landed Texas Grand Slams while fishing off Eagle Point on Monday. Using live croaker and shrimp for bait, the anglers from San Leon landed eight speckled trout, four reds and two flounder. Black drum and sand trout rounded out their catch.

Action has picked up around the 61st Street Fishing Pier, according to Richard Bellow, who reported good numbers of sand trout, sharks, black drum, bull reds, gafftop and stingrays being caught.

The Chorizo Tournament Series, Texas Slam Tournament is scheduled for Saturday. Weigh-in will be held at Serious Tackle, as part of its 20th anniversary celebration The captains’ meeting will be Friday at Taqueria El Nopalito, at Dixie Farm Road and Interstate 45 north. For details, call Lee Garcia, 281-216-3215.

Fishermen and other good-hearted individuals should mark your calendars for Sept. 12-13 for the Cast for a Cure Tournament benefiting Officer Chris Sanderson, a 7-year veteran of the Galveston Police Department who has had to battle an ongoing fight with rhabdomyosarcoma cancer. All proceeds from this event will be used toward his medical bills.

Fishing will take place from noon to 8 p.m. Sept. 13. The event will be held at Pelican Rest Marina, and the registration fee is $250 for a four-man team. For information and online registration, go to

If you want to make a donation, make it payable to Christopher Sanderson and mail to Catherine Healy, 17207 Feather Craft Lane, Webster, TX 77598.

Reel Report

Capt. Joe Kent is a columnist for The Daily News. Report your catch to or call 409-683-5273.

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