Monday was a typical September day, as not much was taking place as far as fishing goes.

Last weekend there were some good catches reported and most of the action continued to take place around the surf, the jetties and Seawolf Park. Reports from the Galveston Channel and Texas City Dike were encouraging, as those areas apparently are holding good quantities of fish.

An unconfirmed report from East Bay indicated good catches of speckled trout coming early from out of Stingaree Cut.

Also, the wetlands along the Intracoastal Waterway inside of Sievers Cut were producing a few reds and flounder.

Brandon Able was one of the anglers fishing the beach front, where he caught a limit of reds that included two slots and one bull red that was tagged and retained.

Sandy Hess and Bill Rand fished the Texas City Dike Saturday night using floodlights powered by a portable generator and ended up with four bull reds, three released and one tagged and retained. Live piggy perch and cut mullet were the baits.

Live shrimp remained in tight supply Sunday and, according to bait camp operators, it may be the middle of this week before any supplies are received. Again, call ahead to your bait shop if you need live shrimp this week.

The party boat Capt. John made a 12-hour, 69-mile trip offshore Saturday where Capt. Cody Carter found fish for his guests. Among the catch were 224 vermilion snapper, a 30-pound Warsaw, seven kings to 40 pounds and two ling.

Tim Harvey, a U.S. Coast Guardsman from San Diego, landed 10 vermilions and a king mackerel.

Justin Williams, a member of the Williams Party Boat Family, caught the 40-pound king.

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

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