The big news on the fishing scene is the number of good-sized flounder that are being caught.

West Bay and its tributaries appear to be holding fair numbers of flatfish for this time of year.

March is usually the month when the return migration from the Gulf of Mexico to the bays begins to be noticeable, and most of the time the fish are caught closer to the passes into the Gulf.

Several reports were received from anglers who landed flounder fishing as far inland as Dickinson Bayou.

Dean Silvers, Patrick Arteaga and Bill Zimmer began their Saturday fishing trip in Offatts Bayou where Zimmer landed a 21-inch flatfish.

Don Robinson of Tiki Island landed a large flounder while fishing the Greens Cut area Saturday afternoon.

Carl Cox was targeting a trophy trout late Saturday afternoon and chose to concentrate on Carancahua Lake for the big fish, and instead of a big trout landed a 20-inch flounder. The fish hit a Corky Fat Boy that was intended for a trout. Cox said that the flatfish was one of the largest he had caught and the hit occurred around 6:30 p.m.

Shelton Matthews was after reds near the mouth of Dickinson Bayou when a large flounder swallowed the fingerling mullet on his line. Matthews ended up with a slot red, two black drum and the flounder, which he estimated was close to 20 inches in length.

Capt. Ron Woods hosted Trish Cable from New York on Saturday along with her friends Linda and Dan to a productive trip to the North Jetty. Using live shrimp for bait they caught a slot red, puppy drum and several large sheepshead in the six- to seven-pound range.

Also fishing the North Jetty on Saturday were Nick Endres and his nephew Evan Ture and their friend Chris Jones. Capt. Shawn Warren hosted the group and the catch included seven slot reds and numerous sheepshead that were released. Live shrimp was the bait.

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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