Initial reports from the weekend indicated that black drum are showing up in greater numbers with larger fish being caught; however, most continue to be in the puppy drum size range.

Sheepshead continue to provide a lot of action, with Seawolf Park being one of the hot spots for the jailbirds.

The jetties, especially the channel side of the North Jetty, produced a variety of fish including black drum, sheepshead, reds of all sizes and a good number of large ribbonfish.

Howard Lyons sent in a report of his Sunday afternoon fishing near the North Jetty Boat Cut. Lyons, along with Terry Hancock and Sal Rogers, anchored near the cut just before noon and ended up catching six slot black drum, a bull red that was released and a huge ribbonfish.

Lyons reported a nearby boat landing a huge black drum after a long battle. The big fish hit a live shrimp fished on a typical trout action rod and reel.

The rocks along the channel side of Seawolf Park were productive for nice-sized sheepshead Sunday morning. Jimmy Searls and his son Justin used fresh dead shrimp to land six of the popular pan fish.

Patricio Arteaga and Dean Silvers were back on the water Sunday. This time they were fishing Offatts Bayou. Their favorite fishing area along the Intracoastal Waterway was crowded on Saturday, so they chose Offatts instead.

Silvers said the fish were biting, with the action including three slot black drum, two nice sheepshead and a slot red.

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

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