Friday was a nice day around the Galveston area and those anglers lucky enough to hit the water enjoyed some fine fishing.

Jetty fishermen found conditions a bit bumpy early Friday, as a moderate east wind was stirring things up. No reports were in from the granite rocks by press time; however, other areas were producing some good catches

Chuck Earlywine and Seth Taylor found easy limits of reds in Lake Carancahua where they caught their red fish using Down South Soft Plastics.

Close by in Greens Lake, Jonathan Tate and Jerry Comstock were working on their duck blind in the lower reaches of the lake when they noticed reds tailing nearby. Tate said there must have been at least two dozen feeding in the shallow water and, as luck would have it, neither of the guys had any fishing equipment with them.

Galveston Bait and Tackle reported a variety of fish being caught around the causeway area. Reds, sheepshead, lady fish, mangrove snapper and large croaker were among the fish hitting their cleaning tables.

Seawolf Park is producing a variety of fish, with flounder beginning to show in better numbers. Most of the flatfish are undersized which usually indicates the males of that specie. Bull reds were being caught on the channel side of the park by anglers using cut mullet, sand trout and white shad.

Nancy Adams and her son Mark fished from the Texas City Dike Friday and landed a bunch of fish. Croakers, hard head catfish, sand trout and crabs were in the mix. Fresh dead shrimp was the bait.

If the wind cooperates with anglers, look for more speckled trout to be listed among the fish caught this weekend, as conditions look good for a potential run of specks.

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

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