Live shrimp supplies continue to be scarce, with most bait shops receiving smaller than normal quantities and running out early.

Unfortunately, the supplies come in around mid-day, leaving the morning anglers with few, if any, shrimp to purchase.

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

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Ron Greenwade

I think bait shrimpers are largely responsible for the decimation of sea grass in the bay's. They "mow the lawn" every day to catch juvenile shrimp and lots of juvenile by catch. I wonder how much better the fishing would be in a couple of years if we stopped bait shrimping in the interior bays.

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