Another of many cold fronts this season kept anglers off the water Sunday and Monday while creating low-water levels that drove Saturday’s fish to deeper refuges.

I mention Saturday’s fish because there was a flurry of action all around the Galveston Bay Complex that came to a screeching halt as the cold front passed.

One area that produced a lot of fish, with the exception of specks, was Clear Lake.

Anglers fishing Mud Lake, or Lake Pasadena as it now is called, caught some nice reds and black drum.

Others fishing the Clear Creek Channel near the big bend also reported respectable catches.

Reds, drum, whiting and sheepshead were the varieties taken along the channel, and many of the fish were caught around pilings and boat docks.

If you fish the Clear Lake and Clear Creek areas, you should check the advisories issued by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on fish consumption.

This is especially true for fish taken from the upper reaches of Clear Creek through much of Clear Lake as the channel feeds that popular recreational boating area.

An unconfirmed report was received from the Seabrook Flats telling of good action on speckled trout around the old pilings of what once was Muecke’s Marina on Todville Road.

For anglers wanting to fish relatively protected waters this week, with a good chance at catching fish, Offatts Bayou might turn out to be a prime spot for some deep-water action.

Regulars who fish some of the popular holes in the bayou tend to keep information close to their vest as they do not like a lot of company while fishing their favorite spots.

Once the water warms, and this year who knows when that will begin, action on large black drum should get underway, paving the way for the annual black drum run.

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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