Spring starts earlier in this region than in areas farther north, and from the feel in the air, we are about there.

Springtime brings a variety of fishing to the Galveston area and includes the big drum run that is underway and will start to peak around mid-March.

Spring also is a time when the few freshwater fishing spots in Galveston County are in their best shape of the year.

Most anglers who fish freshwater in this area concentrate on bayous and creeks, the upper reaches of which tend to hold freshwater and a variety of fish.

If sweetwater fishing, as it is sometimes called by saltwater anglers, is of interest to you and a trip to the East Texas lakes is not what you want, then give a few of the places in Galveston County a try.

For boaters, the upper reaches of Clear Creek and Dickinson Bayou often are productive from mid-February through early May.

Fish ranging from bream to bass are caught, and anglers who know the areas tend to keep quiet about their catches.

Many of the irrigation canals throughout our area offer good fishing and are relaxing places to drop a line in the water.

The unfortunate part is that the canals pass through private lands, and permission of the land owner is needed to fish along the banks.

Friendswood has a town lake that is a popular place to take kids fishing, and stock tanks in pastures can be a hidden spot to find some nice fish.

Again, permission from the landowner is needed to fish the stock tanks.

In other fishing news, another cold front was expected to pass through Thursday night and move all of the fog that has been plaguing fishermen.

The rest of the weekend looks good for fishing, and if the forecasts hold, watch for some big drum to be caught around the jetties.

The surf might be a good bet for action as well.

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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