Flounder are moving back in and with the reports of recent catches, it appears plenty of the flatfish have returned.
Jakie Horn Jr. and Bryan Schak fished beneath the state Highway 6 bridge spanning Highland Bayou last week and both anglers limited out on flounder to larger than 4 pounds.
Fingerling mullet and mudfish were the baits.
Mark Canyon found action on flounder in Jones Lake on Saturday.
Using live shrimp and targeting reds and specks, the anglers from Hitchcock landed three flounder to 18 inches in length.
Several undersized reds were caught and released as well.
Saturday, the party boat Capt. John made a 12-hour trip 55 miles offshore where Capt. Johnny Williams found limits of red snapper for the 79 fishermen on board.
Included in the trip was a stop at the Gulf Jetty to take on some inshore action.
Their catch included 158 red snapper to 20 pounds, four black drum, two whiting, two gulf trout and a whiting and red fish that were landed at the jetties.
Patrick Lemire used my favorite offshore lure for bottom fishing, the Snapper Slapper, to take 19- and 20-pound red snapper.
The 5-ounce pink and chartreuse bait was fished in 90 feet of water.
The Rusty Hook Fishing Club’s 27th annual Black Drum Fishing Tournament ended Sunday.
There were 25 entrants and 20 total fish weighed in.
Doug Sweeney Sr. won first place with two fish totaling 33.27 pounds.
Second place went to Darrell Knight with two fish totaling 32.27 pounds, and third place also went to Sweeney with two fish totaling 31.38 pounds.
Sweeney also won $50 for Fish of the Day on Friday and Sunday, while John Riley won Saturday’s Fish of the Day.