Last Saturday, a special fishing tournament was held at Terramar Beach in memory of Capt. Lloyd Pepper. The event attracted over 20 participants, each making a donation to Sea Center Texas in Lake Jackson. This event raised over $900 for the facility.

Lloyd and Cookie Pepper donated a lot of their time and energy to Sea Center Texas and its youth education programs. The youth programs held a very special place in Lloyd’s heart.

There were over 30 reds caught along with a 3-foot shark, 35-inch black drum and a few unmentionables. The winner was Adam Hinsdale with a 28.25-inch red that was quickly released.

On the fishing scene recently, lots of action has been taking place under almost ideal conditions for fishing. Reds continue to be the main bill of fare while trout action continues to improve and other fish are filling in the gaps to make for some good fishing all around the Galveston area.

Vince Cavarretta, of Omega Bay, and his brother John, from Anahuac, fished along the Intracoastal Waterway near Greens Lake where they found action on reds and other fish.

Using live shrimp fished under popping corks they landed two slot reds, lady fish and sand trout. Only the reds were retained. While the brothers were out fishing, Vince’s wife Kim caught an alligator gar from their dock.

Action along the Galveston Ship Channel continues with bull reds, sand trout, black drum and flounder being caught. Live shrimp and fingerling mullet have been the best live baits while Gulps have been the preferred artificial bait.

James Strong and Franklin Green fished near the wall of the Galveston Yacht Basin early Friday and landed a number of undersized flounder along with numerous sand trout and lady fish. Both live shrimp and cut sand trout worked as baits.

Capt. Joe Kent is a columnist for The Daily News. Report your catch to or call 409-683-5273.

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