It was so nice to cross the causeway bridge Saturday and return home from a week in Maine.

Fishing reports here last week indicated slow action overall inshore. This was almost identical to the situation along the Atlantic Coast of Maine.

Around the seaside areas I visited, there just was not much in the way of recreational catches. Another reason it is good to be back.

This slow period here should not last much longer and hopefully we all will be finding the summertime action on trout beginning to take place soon.

Same song, second verse, offshore action continues to be outstanding and now offshore pelagic fish are making their way to the jetties and close to the beach.

David Wilson, along with Jeremy Bierb, fished near the North Jetty on Saturday and found kings, jacks and sharks in a feeding frenzy. Two of their larger kings were more than 5 feet long.

Shirley Pike, Fat Boy’s Bait Camp, reported specks and slot reds have been caught in Jones Lake recently along with croaker and whiting. You may recall that Fat Boy’s is now located several hundred yards east of their former location at the Jones Lake Boat Ramp.

Capt. Jaime Cantu hosted six visitors from China to an offshore trip where they landed lots of kings, bonito, Spanish mackerel and red snapper. Six limits of kings were retained along with the Spanish mackerel.

The party boat New Buccaneer made a 70-mile trip where Capt. Smitty Smith found the action to be hot along with the weather. Among their catch were 765 vermilion snapper, kings, Dorado, grouper, almaco and a variety of other fish.

Galveston Party Boat’s inshore trips on the Cavalier have resulted in mostly reds, sharks, gafftop, stingrays, whiting and sand trout.

Capt. Johnny Williams placed his guests aboard the party boat Capt. John into limits of red snapper along with other fish 40 miles southeast of Galveston.

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

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