Today we honor our military veterans, those responsible for the freedoms we enjoy in this great country. Hopefully many of them will be on the water this weekend and catch some nice stringers of fish.

Conditions this weekend look good for fishing in the Galveston Bay Complex, although Friday there were no reports in by press time. A brisk northerly wind continued to chop the open bays and cause the surf to be sandy.

We mentioned Trinity Bay in Friday’s Reel Report as a good possibility for trout action and afterward received a note from Charlie Oates asking more about that bay.

Oates was in the fishing department at Cabela’s Thursday and overheard a couple of customers talking about some good fishing in Trinity Bay near the HL&P discharge. He asked if we could give more information on how to get to that area and if it is feasible to make the run in a boat from Galveston Bait & Tackle’s launching ramp.

First, it would be a long boat ride to points in Trinity Bay from anywhere on Galveston Island.

The best way to fish the bay is to trailer your boat to areas near Baytown including Beach City where various ramps are located offering an easy run to the bay.

There are anglers who set out from either April Fool Marina or Eagle Point Bait Camp, both in the San Leon area, and make their way over to Trinity Bay.

Areas around the mouth of the Trinity River and the HL&P discharge canal are among the more popular fishing spots. Wade-fishing the shorelines and drift fishing in the bay are the two most common methods of fishing in that area.

The bay holds numerous gas wells and those can be good places to fish; however, for fall and early winter, drifting and wading seem to be the key to catching fish.

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

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