Wednesday turned out to be a window of opportunity for fishermen to hit the water, and the few who were able to take advantage of the nice conditions caught fish.

Marion Ramsey called in to say while the water levels were low, there was much improvement over Tuesday.

Ramsey and a friend fished about 100 yards out from the North Jetty boat cut on the channel side and landed two bull reds and an oversized black drum using cut mullet for bait. All of the fish were released.

When they returned to the boat ramp, the cleaning table had a number of sand trout and small black drum caught by an angler who fished from the dock.

The dates for this year’s big drum tournament have been set. The Turning Point Gulf Coast fundraiser is scheduled for April 4-5. Fishing takes place April 5 with emphasis on providing a fun fishing trip for the physically disadvantaged.

Boat captains who wish to help with this event should call Dutch Kueteman, 409-935-7309. Anyone interested in donating auction and raffle items should call David Gaston, at 409-939-4827. To donate an item or cash mail Turning Point Gulf Coast, P.O. Box 2118, Galveston, TX 77553

The West End Anglers’ Big Trout Tournament, benefiting the Texana Children’s Center for Autism, is Saturday. The event will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Sea Isle Marina. For information or to register call-713-594-4252 or visit

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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