The Thanksgiving holiday weekend turned out to be one of the best in years for fishing. The weather was great and just about every species of fish was biting. Also, action came from just about everywhere including the offshore waters.

Limits of flounder were coming from all around lower Galveston Bay and adjoining areas. Ignacio Larios was one of the anglers fishing near the Galveston Ferry landing, where his limit of flounder measured 24 and 26 inches.

The surf turned on with catches of flounder, pompano, whiting, sand trout and Spanish mackerel.

Mark McDavid fished the West End Surf and caught flounder, Florida pompano, 30 whiting and a sand trout using dead shrimp for bait.

Dean Silvers and Roland Gutierez limited out on flounder at the Cedars within a half-hour and headed to the South Jetty where they caught a large bull red, seven sand trout, five sheepshead and three black drum.

Tony Keill and his young son Tyler enjoyed the holidays fishing near Rollover Pass. Tyler caught his first bull red, and for the day, the anglers landed four using fresh cut mullet for bait.

Goat Island produced good numbers of speckled trout including one for young Trent Hammond, as reported by his grandmother Kathy.

Jetty Joe at Galveston Bait and Tackle reported lots of limits of trout and flounder hitting their cleaning table this weekend. Most of the action came from the Causeway area with live shrimp the bait of choice.

The party boat Capt. John made an offshore trip Saturday and Capt. Cody Carter found action for his 48 guests from 27 to 37 miles east to southeast of the jetties. Their catch included Spanish mackerel, Gulf trout, sharks, gafftop and spade fish, with most of the platforms inundated with red snapper and scattered bull reds that had to be released.

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

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