Sunday, there was not the number of anglers on the water as you would expect during the flounder run. Perhaps word was getting around about slow action on Friday and Saturday; however, not all anglers found the fishing to be bad.

Malcolm Mencacci shared his experiences on Saturday and also had a good explanation of why the action was slow earlier in the weekend.

Mencacci and his brother Frank and brother-in-law Randy Bear fished with sea shads in Moses Lake and did well. They landed a Texas Grand Slam that consisted of 14 specks, four flounder and three reds while retaining 10 of the trout, three flounder and two reds. All of the fish were caught while drifting over shell.

Mencacci added that they started fishing at sun-up and fished until 2:00 pm. The water temperature early was 52 degrees; however, when it rose to 55.6 the bite started. His view is that when the water temperature gets close to the 40s, everything slows down.

Saturday afternoon the action turned on for Michael Locatelli, who fished the south shoreline of East Bay and caught five slot reds between 23 and 26 inches along with 10 flounder. All of the fish were released.

Action at the jetties began turning on. Shannon Reyes of League City and Alischa Smith of Tiki Island fished with Capt. David Spencer and wore out a large bull red before landing it.

This week, water temperatures should be in the upper 50s and lower 60s along with stronger tides which should result in some excellent fishing.

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

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