Fishing this weekend was slow. Fog was the big culprit Sunday in keeping anglers at home and off the water.

Unfortunately, the next few days do not look encouraging; however, as Jimmy Garner, 3-G Bait Camp, pointed out, action should bust open once the weather starts to warm.

Garner said before last weekend, his guides had been limiting out their parties on large sheepshead in the 5- to 6-pound range, and landing a few large black drum along with slot reds. No trout or bull reds were caught.

The bait camp has a good supply of bait, including crabs, one of the premier baits for large black drum.

Jetty Joe at Galveston Bait and Tackle reported few boats launched on Sunday and overall, fishing was slow.

The only catches came from the causeway and the Diversionary Canal.

Barbara Garibaldi, Louis’ Bait Camp on Highland Bayou, reported Randy Garrett’s winning catch of five trout and two reds weighing a total of 23.7 pounds.

The catch won first place in the Texas City Anglers Fishing Club Tournament last Saturday that was hosted by Louis’.

Garibaldi said the bait camp is looking to support fishing tournaments and is donating door prizes to groups that have their tournaments at their location.

Jerry Miller called in a report from his trip to the rock groins near the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier where he fished Sunday afternoon and landed two small whiting.

Miller said the water was in good shape and he was surprised at the lack of action.

Dead shrimp was his choice of bait.

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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