Lots of rolling tarpon were sighted in Tarpon Alley on Saturday and one of the larger silver kings hit a natural bait and put on quite a show.
Capt. Mike Williams took a guest to the well-known tarpon area off Galveston and hooked up with an estimated 150-pounder.
Michael Dorman of Conroe hooked the fish and watched it make six long jumps before throwing the hook.
Besides observing many others, the charter landed scattered kings, jack crevalle and sharks.
Friday, Gene Flores was fishing off the Texas City Dike and landed a tripletail that measured 19 inches and weighed more than 4 pounds.
David Giraldi celebrated his 23rd birthday with a fishing trip to San Luis Pass with Stephen Schneider and Ben Silvers, who hosted the trip.
Soon after arriving, the group got into a run of keeper-sized black drum, catching 12 and retaining nine.
The only other fish caught was a slot red hauled in by Silvers who said they were off the water by noon with their 10 fish.
Earl Potter, of Potter’s Pecans in Schulenburg, and his son, Michael, of Friendswood, made a quick fishing trip Saturday.
Fishing around Galveston, the guys limited out on trout to 4 pounds and were back at the dock by 8:45 a.m.
Jim Fortune did not have to go very far to land a good mess of nice specks. The action came from his boat dock Saturday on Lake Madeline.
Bill Hunter found the action slow along with lots of seaweed at the jetties.
Plenty of fishermen around but no bent rods, not even trash fish.
A waterspout passed close by and forced his group to move to the Cedars on Pelican Island where the action picked up.
Four keeper specks along with several throwbacks, lots of sand trout and a flounder was the catch.
Still a slow day, Hunter said.
Friday, the party boat Capt. John made a trip to the reef ship V.A. Fogg where the 83 anglers aboard caught their limit of red snapper to 14 pounds.