During the next few months there will be a number of promotions and sales on fishing equipment.

For starters, there is the big fishing show taking place in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center. After that, most of the larger sporting goods stores will feature fishing equipment of every make and model and offering some nice discounts on a variety of items.

Included in the mix are seminars and workshops conducted by experts in their respective fields. With “high season” for fishing just around the corner, this would be a good opportunity to upgrade your inventory of equipment. Rods and reels, tackle, baits and anything else related to fishing will be available at discounts at one or more of the sales.

During some of these events there will be professionals to consult on the types of rods and reels best suited for your style of fishing and to give advice on line size and other issues that confront newcomers to coastal fishing.

Besides the fishing show this weekend, Bass Pro Shops is having its spring fishing sale which lasts most of March. Academy Sports + Outdoors will be having similar events this spring; however, one that catches my attention each year is Fishing Tackle Unlimited’s manufacturer reps closeout. This year, the big sale takes place April 4-5.

Serious Tackle in La Marque usually waits until late summer or fall to have its close-outs, and most of the events are usually associated with a fishing tournament headquartered there at the time.

On the fishing scene, there was not much to report Wednesday as the cold weather continued to keep anglers off the water. The beach water temperature was a chilling 56 degrees and, until a warming trend sets in, action in the surf is going to be erratic.

Capt. Joe Kent is a columnist for The Daily News. To get your catch in the Reel Report, call 409-683-5273 or email reel.report@galvnews.com.

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