Wednesday, the winds dropped and continued out of the southeast, which brought clear, trout-green water almost to the beach. While no surf reports were in by early afternoon, there no doubt was some good catches.

Tony Keill continues to catch large black drum in the Kemah-Seabrook Channel. His latest and fifth fish came earlier this week after the dead shad had disappeared. The latest drum measured 30 inches and was safely released.

Our only inshore report Wednesday came from the jetties where Capt. Howard Martin and his parents fished the Gulf side of the South Jetty and limited out on specks. Also landed were gafftop, jack crevalle, ladyfish and sharks among lots of seaweed.

Kayla Garza sent in the results of Galveston Party Boat’s trips from Monday and Tuesday. Both trips were made by the New Buccaneer with Capt. Smitty Smith at the helm. Each day, full limits of red snapper were caught along with a variety of other fish including vermilion snapper, ling, Dolphin, grouper (including a Warsaw) and jacks. The action took place 70 to 75 miles offshore.

Capt. Jill Williams hosted 54 anglers including her son Justin to a 55-mile offshore trip aboard the Texsun II Tuesday. Their catch included limits of red snapper to 16 pounds, and six small Dorado.

Capt. Lee Sinclair hosted a group of six passengers aboard his 31-foot sports fishermen and ended up with full limits of king mackerel, lots of sharks, 10 chicken Dorado and an undersized amberjack that was released. Most of the fish were caught at the 18-mile rigs and a nearby weed line.

Reel Report

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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