Last weekend, fishing was spotty, and results depended on where you fished; however, certain areas did produce some nice catches.

The jetties and areas along the Galveston Ship Channel produced a variety of fish including reds, black drum, sheepshead and other pan fish.

John Sabo used live shrimp to land limits of sheepshead to larger than 5 pounds with his son Paul.

The action took place late Sunday morning just inside the North Jetty Boat Cut on the Gulf side.

Sand trout, black drum and stingrays were the catch for Roland Barnes, who fished the Galveston channel near the Texas A&M University at Galveston campus.

Capt. James Plaag, Silver King Adventures, said this week was a typical spring with anglers fighting the weather.

On Sunday, he did place his guests into limits of trout to 5 pounds. The fish were caught on top waters, and Plaag said it was the best topwater bite of the year.

Bone Mirrolure She Dogs and 7M floating Mirrolures were the baits.

On Thursday, Plaag’s group landed 17 reds to larger than 8 pounds while wade fishing.

Saturday, both of Galveston’s major party boats hit the Gulf and returned with nice catches.

The party boat New Buccaneer with Capt. Smitty Smith at the helm made a 70-mile trip with 99 anglers aboard. Its catch included 385 vermilion or b-line snapper, eight mangroves, five lane snapper, five scamps, 45 triggerfish 12 tomtates and a variety of other reef fish.

Inshore trips on the Cavalier resulted in reds and gafftop.

The party boat Capt. John hosted 76 anglers to a 50-mile trip where Capt. Jill Williams found fish in 115 feet of water.

Its catch included red snapper limits to 20 pounds, four sharpnose sharks and three vermilion snapper.

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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