Last weekend our summertime fishing patterns continued with some excellent offshore action taking place and good catches inshore.

On the inshore scene brothers Lane and Quinn Alksne-Liles of Friendswood fished near the old concrete ship Selma and caught a pile of sand trout.

The jetties continued to be the spot for reds, as Michael Granberry and Peter Salines discovered on Sunday. The anglers from Bayou Vista landed and tagged two bull reds, 30 and 33 inches in length, along with four slot reds. Fingerling mullet was the bait and the location was at the end of the North Jetty.

On the offshore scene both of Galveston’s party boat operations had their vessels in the Gulf last weekend.

The party boat New Buccaneer made a 30-hour tuna safari to fishing grounds 85 to 145 miles out where the 49 anglers aboard landed a variety of fish. Included in their catch were 380 vermilion snapper, 306 black fin tuna totaling 1,500 pounds, 13 yellow fins totaling 600 pounds, two 30-pound barracuda and an assortment of reef fish.

Captains Matt Smith and Cody Carter shared duties at the helm.

Saturday, the New Buccaneer made a 12-hour offshore trip where 98 guests landed 308 vermilions, 26 lane snapper, 117 red mouth grunts and a variety of other reef fish.

The party boat Capt. John landed a good number of fish on trips Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s trip east southeast of the jetties included 225 sand trout and 49 spade fish while Sunday’s trip had similar results with a ling and gauganche added to the catch.

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

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