Anglers hitting the water early Monday found a brisk wind swaying from the southwest to south.

Many decided it was more than they wanted to deal with.

As the day progressed, windows of lighter winds appeared and at least one group took advantage of it and caught some nice fish.

Buck Benham and Maurice Kozart fished the mouth of Campbells Bayou during one of the calm spells and landed 12 specks and six large gafftop.

The action came just before noon on live shrimp fished under popping corks.

Benham said lots of well-defined slicks were in the area.

Sunday, Earl Potter and his brother Ronnie and their respective sons Capt. Russell Potter and Michael Potter fished the North Jetty and within less than two hours landed 22 trout. Earl and his brother were out the day before and limited out on trout; however, Sunday it was a bit breezier which may have limited the action.

Capt. Ron Woods, 2 Fish’Aholics Charters, described the shark action outside the North Jetty on Sunday as nonstop.

Wood’s guests, the Donald Driggs group, used a variety of cut baits and retained one shark each (their limit).

Three bull reds also were caught and were tagged and retained.

Capt. Cody Carter hosted 100 anglers aboard the party boat New Buccaneer on Sunday and at about 70 miles out caught 585 vermilion snapper (b-liners), 18 scamp grouper, 12 lane snapper, eight porgy and a variety of other reef fish.

Saturday, Carter hosted bay trips on the party boat Cavalier and returned with a total of 28 bull reds for the day along with gafftop, shark and sand trout.

Capt. Johnny Williams hosted a private charter on the party boat Capt. John on Sunday and found action about 65 miles east of the jetties.

Their catch included full limits of red snapper, 18 kings, two jack crevalle and numerous sharks.

Along the beach front, gafftop, black drum, bull reds and sand sharks were being caught by anglers fishing from the 61st Street Fishing Pier.

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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