Every year we have early deadlines for the Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day Reel Reports. This prevents current information on the fishing scene from being printed.

While we are not able to pass on Tuesday and Wednesday fishing reports on a current basis, things will return to normal for Friday’s edition and we can see what took place from Tuesday through Thursday.

We do have some late reports to pass on from Monday, when a light east wind was pushing warm Gulf waters into the bays before the arrival of the next cold front this week.

Harvey Williams arrived at his weekend home at Jamaica Beach early for the Thanksgiving Holidays and decided to give fishing a try on Monday afternoon. It was a good decision by the angler from Huntsville.

Williams fished the shores of the spoils of the Intracoastal Waterway near the Sea Isle Cut and landed a limit of flounder, with both fish measuring just under 20 inches. Two specks, both barely legal size, rounded out his catch for the afternoon. Live shrimp was the bait.

Last weekend, Chet Mayes of Fort Worth sent a note asking about how fishing will be around Galveston over Thanksgiving. My response was for him to read Wednesday’s Reel Report to get an update. While our latest information is from early Tuesday, it appears that a cold front will stir things up on Thursday; however, by weekend, conditions should be settled.

My prediction is that a lot of flounder and reds will be caught this weekend, as the water temperature is right for some good fall fishing.

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

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