It is always difficult to determine just how good or bad fishing is based on very few anglers fishing. Well, this weekend the fishermen were back and the reports indicated some excellent action all around the Galveston area.

Galveston Bait and Tackle had a good number of fish on their cleaning table Saturday with the majority being speckled trout and slot reds along with mangrove snapper. The action came from all around West Bay, the causeway area and Lower Galveston Bay.

Gary Taylor of Pirates Cove and his three guests brought in 13 specks, five slot reds and several large sand trout, all caught near the mouth of Greens Lake. Live shrimp was the bait.

Harold Miller and James Ketchum fished the causeway area using fresh dead shrimp for bait and landed eight mangrove snapper, three croaker and three sand trout. Numerous hard heads were competing with the other fish for the shrimp.

The beach front has been alive with action for the last two days, as reds, trout, Spanish mackerel and sharks have been feeding during the incoming tide.

Bulldog’s Bait Shop reported many of his customers returning from the surf with stringers full of a variety of fish. One report came from the Texas A&M Galveston area where small male flounder are beginning to show.

Seawolf Park fishermen also were taking a few of the male flounder, with most being undersized and released.

A genuine cold front is on its way and expected to cross the upper Texas Coast Sunday. While the effects likely will be short lived, it could help get flounder to move.

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

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