Thursday continued where Wednesday left off as it was a great day to be on the water. A southeast breeze of light to moderate levels had the water clear and fishing was only fair due to the effects of the first quarter stage of the moon. The first and last quarters are when the tides are the weakest.

Nevertheless, fish were being caught. The beautiful sunrise and the good conditions were too much for Polly and me to pass on, and we quickly had everything ready to leave dock.

A morning of fishing the North Jetty proved to be unproductive; however, the incoming tide at the Causeway late morning proved to be the key to catching fish.

A few boats were anchored inside the Railroad Bridge around 10:30 a.m., and we joined them. A good number of specks, stingrays and sand trout were caught during the tidal movement, and I would describe the action as sporadic, with probably an average of four to eight specks taken by each boat.

Live shrimp seemed to be the bait of choice for all the other anglers at the Causeway, including us.

If you have children 15 years of age or younger, mark your calendar for Saturday, May 6 as that is the date of the CCA Galveston Chapter’s Third Annual KIDFISH Tournament.

The event takes place at Harborwalk Marina in Hitchcock from 8 a.m. until noon and is limited to the first 50 entries.

Items to bring are fishing equipment, bucket, sunscreen, insect spray, lawn chairs and refreshments.

Bait will be provided, as well as hot dogs, chips and soft drinks at weigh-in. For more information, call James LaRue at 713-299-0562.

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

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