Now that nice, summer-like weather is coming into focus, more and more visitors will come to Galveston and a good number will plan on fishing. During the stay-at-home orders, there were hordes of visitors until the beaches were closed.

After the beach fully reopened May 1, the crowds returned. Now, in normal times, that should be looked upon as a huge benefit to Galveston’s economy, and it likely still is a huge benefit. Besides the concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, this year’s group is not displaying good manners and citizenship.

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

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G M Major

Thanks for a timely article on an important subject. The crowds are going to be larger than usual this year because people are less likely to travel away from home and the beach is close by for so many of us.

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