While the wind has us sitting on the sidelines waiting for that opportunity to hit the water again, let’s take a look at what lies ahead.

Memorial Day Weekend is on the way and this normally is a time when all of our summertime fishing begins to get into full swing. Coinciding with the holiday weekend is the beginning of the popular CCA-Texas Star Fishing tournament. This tournament has something for every angler and runs through Labor Day Weekend.

Probably the most popular of the tournament events is the tagged redfish contest. Anglers registered for the tournament who land a redfish with a special tag will win a new truck and boat package.

Monetary prizes and scholarships are also some of the rewards for placing in the tournament.

The Thursday following Memorial Day is the opening of the three-day red snapper season for recreational anglers.

The longest running fishing tournaments on the Texas Gulf Coast will be getting underway soon.

The Southeast Texas Sports Fishing Association’s 44th annual Hall of Fame Tournament will take place June 3-11 at the Texas City Dike.

This area’s longest running fishing tournament, the 70th annual Fishin’ Fiesta in Freeport, takes place from June 28 through July 2.

The next big tournament will begin on June 30 and that is the 55th Annual Texas City/La Marque Jaycees Tackle Time. That event will run through July 9 and takes place at the Texas City Dike.

We will have more on those tournaments in future columns.

The upcoming weekend does lend some optimism for fishing, as the wind is forecast to drop. If the forecast holds, we could see another great weekend of fishing in both offshore and inshore waters.

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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