A reminder to flounder fishermen that this is the last week for the five fish limit, as Nov. 1 reduces the bag limit to two and prohibits taking flounder by gigging.

Beginning Dec. 1, the group that likes to go gigging after dark for the flatfish can do so while the two fish bag limit remains in effect until Dec. 14 when the five fish limit returns.

Dean Silvers sent in one of the few fishing reports last weekend and it was of his first trip to the jetties since Hurricane Harvey. Patricio Arteaga joined him for the morning of fine fishing.

Their catch included five bull reds and they tagged two and released the remainder. Five undersized reds also were caught and released, along with eight sheepshead and two sand trout. The action came from the end of the South Jetty using live shrimp and fresh shad for bait.

The latter part of this week is shaping up to be good for fishing and, as mentioned in Monday’s Reel Report, my prediction is that lower Galveston Bay and areas around Bolivar will be hot spots later in the week.

Speckled trout have been hit or miss for most anglers concentrating on them last week; however, we are in yet another week and hopefully your choices of fishing areas have not changed, as the cold front with its strong northerly winds just may be the catalyst for a feeding frenzy.

We are in that time of year when action can explode when decent fishing conditions appear. The latter part of this week just could be one of those windows during which the bite returns.

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

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