Fishing across most of the Galveston Bay Complex was slow Sunday with the supermoon contributing to the poor results.
Offshore fishing appeared to be less affected, especially later in the morning.
Greg Hagerud and his wife, Stephanie, fished the east end of the seawall Sunday and found the action slow as predicted.
There were plenty of large mullet and other bait fish just off the shoreline, and sharks were having a feast on them.
It was 8 a.m. before they caught their first trout. Their catch for the day included specks, sand trout, small whiting, croaker and blue fish. Hagerud reported light seaweed in the surf.
Capt. Ron Woods, 2 Fish’Aholics Charters, found the South Jetty bite to be slow Sunday morning and moved out more than a mile off the beach front where the shark bite was fast and furious. His customers, anglers from Madisonville, Michael Schlein, Thomas Collard and Mark Kouba, had several sharks in the 6-foot range, all safely released.
Roy Beck, West End Marina, reported another Star Tournament Kids’ division flounder weighed in at the marina. Morgan Sellers, 10, of Rosharon caught a 3-pound, 3-ounce flatfish that should place her in the leaders’ column. Sellers caught the fish near Jamaica Beach using mullet for bait.
Capt. Bob Reynolds, Kapt. Keepers Charters, fished with customers Rob Kellogg, Derek Hamilton, Remington Dupree, Bryson Dupree and Dillon Cotton and all limited out on kings.
Jerry Ramsey and Ted Nowell of Spring found the action on kings, bonito and shark outstanding around the 12 Mile Rig and Mitchell’s Reef on Sunday afternoon. The anglers caught 13 kings, retaining four, along with numerous sharks and bonito.
Once the effects of the full moon diminish, early morning fishing should pick up later this week.