Wednesday, Dr. Alan Jarrett and his grandson Morgan Rosenbaum joined me for what was supposed to be an inshore fishing trip; however, with the slow fishing lately, I talked them into a short offshore trip focusing on kings and other fish.

The forecast called for slight seas and low probability of rain. Heading out the channel between the jetties, I became concerned when observing waves breaking over the South Jetty and, sure enough, when we rounded the corner, waves were white capping and the rain started. Heavy rain fell for the first 8 to 10 miles, but after that, conditions began improving.

We limited our distance to the Mitchell Reef area where we drifted the artificial reef several times along with three platforms, all within 15 miles of the jetties.

We had several hookups with what must have been kings and landed two, along with a large Spanish mackerel. A slow day overall; however, it was fun being on the water again with friends.

Our only report from inshore Wednesday came from Mary Jewett, who along with her two sons Mike Jewett and Rodney Jewett and grandson Mark fished the Gulf side of the North Jetty during the morning and landed 12 Spanish mackerel, two sheepshead and numerous hardheads.

It was 6 year-old Mark’s first fishing trip, and he is now “hooked” on the sport.

Johnny Smalley of Grand Prairie sent a note asking which surf is best for action. Smalley will be visiting the Galveston area next week and wants to do some wade fishing for trout and other fish.

My response to him was that it could be any spot along the Bolivar-Galveston beach front that is away from swimmers and holds calm, green water and active bait. Looking for concentrations of mullet and other bait is one of the keys to finding a good spot to fish out from the beach.

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

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