A southwesterly wind set in Saturday; however, except for the beach front, the water remained in good shape overall.

Around the South Jetty, it was in great shape as king mackerel and other offshore fish were making appearances.

Another tarpon was landed in tarpon alley, and trout action was good early in most spots around the Galveston Bay Complex.

The Silvers family was on the water again Saturday, this time with Steven Schneider as their guest.

While fishing the South Jetty, Schneider landed a nice king, and later on while fishing that area, a chair floated by with two triple tails swimming around it.

Immediately, Ben Silvers cast a shrimp toward the chair and one of the fish hit it and was landed.

As the chair floated away the group chased it with Schneider successfully hooking and landing the other tripletail.

Capt. Mike Williams, Tarpon Express Guide Service, was back in Tarpon Alley on Friday and found the water in excellent shape and the fish biting. His guest, George Pedoyos of San Antonio, landed a 140-pound tarpon along with kings and blacktip sharks.

Red McMahan and Steve Summers fished East Bay early Saturday and limited out on trout to 20 inches while drifting Pasadena and Deep Reefs.

Chicken on a Chain Bass Assassins were the baits. McMahan said the water was beginning to show signs of stress because of the southwest wind.

The Pelican Island Bridge was the place for sand trout and stingrays Saturday morning. Harold Smith and his family anchored under the bridge midmorning; in a span of just more than two hours, they landed 19 sand trout and five stingrays. All of the rays were small. Live shrimp fished on the bottom was the bait.

Jerry Ellison of Conroe fished San Luis Pass for sharks late Friday night and did not lose a bait. Ellison said the conditions looked good, just nothing was interested in his big hunk of jackfish.

As this year’s red snapper season is winding down, the party boat Texsun II was back for another haul. Friday, Capt. Jill Williams found limits of red snapper for her guests 50 miles south of the jetties. Along with the snapper, 15 Dorado were caught.

Capt. Joe Kent is a columnist for The Daily News. To get your catch in the Reel Report, call 409-683-5273 or email reel.report@galvnews.com.

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