It is such a wonderful feeling to cross the Causeway after being away from Galveston and to realize that you are back in paradise. Wednesday afternoon I experienced that feeling once again after an Easter road trip that included an afternoon of fishing in Biloxi, Miss.

For several days, the fishing had been outstanding in the bays and marshes; however, on Tuesday the water was off-color and the results were the same as they are around here when brown water sets in. Just another example of the old fishing axiom used by my host and that was “you should have been here yesterday.”

On the fishing scene in Galveston, nice conditions had set in upon my return, and it appears that we are in for another window of excellent weather for fishing at least over the next couple of days.

Thunderstorms interfered with outdoor activities Tuesday and early Wednesday. Once the inclement weather passed on, a southeast breeze set in. It looks like that breeze will continue through Friday.

We could be in for a repeat of the fine fishing that took place over the Easter Holiday Weekend.

Fishing from his parent’s dock at Sea Isle, Brandon Badovinac landed a 24-inch red and 19-inch speck using Bass Assassins for bait. The action took place Tuesday night under the lights.

Tommy Halstead and his dad Larry fished the new Jamail Bay Park Pier on 61st Street Wednesday afternoon and caught two croaker, a silver eel and a sheepshead. Dead shrimp was the bait.

Wednesday’s reports from Seawolf Park indicated good numbers of drum, sand trout and sheepshead being caught along with a few reds and flounder. Stingrays continue to be landed, with some labeled monsters by the anglers hooking up with them.

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

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