It appears that anglers are in for some stormy weather through Saturday if the forecast holds.

Hopefully, the rain will help improve daytime fishing inshore. Lately, daytime action has been slow, and for a good chance at catching fish, anglers are heading offshore. Night fishing under lights has been the better option for inshore fishing.

The early morning incoming tide has been producing good numbers of specks and reds from around midnight until close to daybreak.

Steve Albrecht took his brother Ray to the jetties Wednesday where they found the action slow. A small lemon shark was all they could attract from around the rocks. One of their next stops was between the old concrete ship, The Selma, and Seawolf Park. There, the anglers drifted patches of seaweed, and that is where a couple of monster fish hit, as Albrecht described it.

Steve’s fish took almost all of his line, and during an effort to turn the fish, the leader broke.

A similar thing happened to Ray’s fish as they attempted to chase it with the boat but finally lost it. Their tackle just was not suitable for whatever it was. Neither angler saw his fish.

Live fingerling mullet fished on the bottom was the bait.

Pete Hescock and his family fished from the lighted dock of the home they are renting at Pirate’s Cove and caught 12 trout to 18 inches and three reds, a slot and two throwbacks. The action took place between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. on free-lined live shrimp.

Charlie Moore and Bill Best spent Wednesday night and early Thursday morning flounder gigging in Christmas Bay. Roaming the islands with lanterns for five hours, the anglers from Clute managed seven flatfish to 19 inches. Moore said that there were lots of stingrays buried in the sand, especially around Christmas Pass.

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

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