The surf along the beach front was about as pretty as it gets Tuesday afternoon. A few anglers were fishing; however, the only report that came in indicated that there were some good catches from the rock groins across from Academy.

Sol Jamail used live shrimp to land six sand trout and two undersized reds. Jamail said that one other fisherman was on the rock groin and he left with a stringer of fish that included two sheepshead, a small flounder and several sand trout.

Morning fishing was on the slow side, with an east wind continuing to chop up the bays; however, by early afternoon the velocities dropped and the direction switched to the southeast.

Our only flounder report came from Jessie Hemphill who fished the wall at the Galveston Yacht Basin. Hemphill limited out on flounder with both fish measuring between 16 and 17 inches in length. Mud minnows worked close to the wall did the trick.

Casey LaBouf sent a note saying that he shares the views of the reader who sent a recent note about the slower than normal fishing so far this season. LaBouf feels that the floods disrupted things and that the fish have changed their patterns.

An example cited by the angler from Winnie is in the slower than usual trout action. LaBouf fishes in East Bay and one of his favorite spots is the shoreline near Frozen Point. Normally in November, lots of bird activity takes place there and this year very few flocks of seagulls have be observed chasing shrimp driven to the surface by schools of feeding speckled trout.

Hopefully the weather pattern that is forecast for the next few days will help generate some good fall fishing. With the lighter winds from a southerly direction, the bays should be in great shape.

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

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