Weather is hot, fishing is not! That is the phrase Babe Ryan used to describe Wednesday’s fishing around the Texas City Dike.

Ryan and his son Johnny and daughter-in-law Estelle fished all around the Texas City Dike on Wednesday, choosing the few protected spots they could find. Both live shrimp and dead bait failed to produce more than a few small crabs, hard heads and whiting.

The highlight of their trip was Estelle’s hooking a large stingray which all felt was a bull red while she was fighting it. What a disappointment to see those wings flap on the water was Ryan’s comment.

Capt. Jaime Cantu hosted the Michael Rasmussen party of six to a jetty trip Tuesday where they landed a variety of fish. Their catch consisted mostly of puppy drum, Spanish mackerel, flounder and sharks. Live shrimp accounted for the drum, Spanish mackerel and flounder, while sand trout and shad attracted the sharks.

The CCA-Texas Star Fishing Tournament has been underway since Memorial Day weekend and still no truck and boat packages have been awarded for a tagged red.

Star tournament weigh-in stations around the Galveston Bay Complex include: Stingaree Marina, Crystal Beach; Marburger’s Sporting Goods, Seabrook; The Landing, Anahuac; Pelican Rest Marina, Galveston; 3G Bait & Tackle, Galveston; and West End Marina, Galveston.

The 2014 Houston Summer Boat Show is taking place at the NRG Center in Houston through Sunday. Show hours are 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $10 for adults, $4 for children, 6 to 12, and kids 5 and younger are admitted free. The first 50 children to enter the show each day will receive a free rod and reel.

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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