Tonight’s full moon likely will slow morning fishing even further as fish will be taking a break from nighttime feeding under the light of the silvery moon.
Personally, I have found that the effects of the full moon are the greatest during the four summer months of June through September, and the least during the fall months.
Actually, trout action has been the slowest as anglers have been reporting catches of other fish in fair-to-good quantities.
Areas around the far West End of Galveston Island are where the best reports came from Saturday.
Dean Silvers, a frequent contributor to the Reel Report, fished San Luis Pass on Saturday with guests Richard Newsom and Jeb Braue.
While the water around the pass was off color, that did not slow the action.
Two black drum more than 20 pounds were landed, along with eight keeper drum, two specks and a bull red that was tagged and retained.
Rounding their catch were 13 nice whiting.
Not far to the north, the bite was on around the intersection of the Intracoastal Waterway and Chocolate Bay.
Daryle Hall, Blake Godwin and Lacey Godwin landed 55 croaker, 10 sand trout, 10 whiting, nine gafftop and a skipjack while fishing that area.
The party boat Capt. John fished 40 miles south of the jetties where the 82 anglers aboard caught full limits of red snapper along with kings, sharks, bluefish, spadefish, vermilions and blue runners.
The Capt. John has been participating in a red snapper pilot program which for this year is expected to end in about a week.
Their participation in the program will resume Jan. 1.
Mark your calendars for Oct. 11, as the third annual CCA-Texas Castaway Cup Tournament takes place.
The event will be held at Harborwalk Marina and the entry fee is $95 per person.
For information call Gary Brown at 281-870-8740.