Most anglers welcomed Wednesday’s cold front, except possibly those who had fishing trips planed that day. Chilly north winds gusting to more than 20 knots were enough to keep most anglers off the water.

Not all, though, as a few hardy souls were fishing the leeward side of Seawolf Park either wading or from kayaks. Hal Moore was one of the kayakers fishing along the cedars, and while he did limit out on two flounder, the sizes were not impressive.

Moore, using Bass Assassins and curly-tailed Gulps, found the action slow and was glad to take home two flounder measuring 15 inches and just over 16 inches. There were no reports from other anglers in the area.

Greg Hagerud, a regular channel-area angler, fished there again Tuesday. His target was some fresh trout and there were plenty, except the sizes ranged from small to medium (not sure what that means) and all were released. Still, however, mangroves and reds were easy targets. No flounder were in the mix; however, Hagerud feels that today should be good for finding flounder moving.

Tuesday, the surf water temperature continued to run in the mid to upper 70s, and until we see a drop to readings below the 70s, a major flounder run is not likely.

Saturday, the West End Anglers joined by Texas Boys Outdoors will be hosting a fishing tournament raising money for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. An auction and raffle will be held in conjunction with the event.

The tournament stringer will be made up of two trout under 25 inches and a slot red. The entry fee is $80 per angler. The location will be in the Sea Isle subdivision at The West End Restaurant and Sand Bar.

For more information, call 713-594-4252 or email

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

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