Fog was the big deterrent to fishing Monday, as anglers with a 3-day weekend on their hands were trying to hit the water.

Late morning Monday the fog was so thick along the seawall that the ends of the rock groins were not visible.

Fog is more prevalent in late winter and early spring than other times of the year.

One of the biggest problems with this weather event is that it can easily ambush you.

Many anglers will give testimonials about waiting for fog to lift in the morning and launching their boats thinking it would be free sailing for the rest of the day only to find it settling back in during the early afternoon hours.

Two years ago you might recall an angler sent a note about his frightful experience at the North Jetty.

He and his friends headed out to fish the boat cut after good visibility arrived following thick early morning fog.

Not long after noon, the fog began moving back in, and by 4 p.m. visibility was virtually zero.

The anglers moved their boat slowly in a north to northeast direction until they reached the Bolivar shoreline where they beached their boat and walked a considerable distance to find a phone.

Other incidences we have heard of involved boaters having to spend the night on the water.

Last Saturday, Capt. Jaime Cantu along with his deckhand Caroline hosted Dr. Tracy Whittenburg and her colleague Rebecca to a trip fishing the Galveston Bay Complex where the anglers caught two limits of nice-sized sheepshead.

Cantu reported the water temperature at 50 degrees with good clarity.

Black drum are beginning to bite with crab being the best bait for the big uglies.

His group, however, did not attempt to catch any with sheepshead being the primary target.

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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