Today should be one of the best days to hit the water in a number of days.

Take advantage of it because another round of cold weather is expected to hit early this week and put us back into the same pattern anglers have been battling all year long.

Saturday’s light winds allowed fishermen to get on the water and there were three reports.

Johnny Templeton and Jim Mackey fished the Galveston Ship Channel near the U.S. Coast Guard Station and landed two over-sized black drum, five whiting and a 15-inch flounder. Cut whiting was the bait, and the only fish retained was the flounder.

Templeton said he felt the flounder was returning from the fall migration to the Gulf.

Fred Nettles and his son Nate found reds working in Moses Lake on Saturday morning. Using mullet and shrimp for bait, the anglers managed two slot reds to 25 inches and two throwbacks just shorter than 20 inches. The action came from the deep hole near the flood gates.

Maurice Redmon decided to aim for a trophy trout Saturday and worked the shoreline from Jamaica Beach to Sea Isle from late morning until early afternoon.

Using 52-M series Mirrolures and Paul Brown Originals (Corkies), he worked in and out of mud with not a single hit. Redmon said the only positive thing about the fishing trip was the exercise he got from tromping in soft bottom for several hours.

The inclement weather that has dominated the Galveston area has prevented many anglers from fishing and, as a result, it is hard to determine what fish are out there.

If our first report today is any indication, black drum likely are beginning to show.

The annual run of the big fish will be dominating our reports in the near future.

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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