Capt. Cody Kenney, left, and guests with their catch from a 30-hour offshore trip out of Galveston. Three amberjacks over 75 pounds and numerous tuna were among the catch.

After writing almost 6,000 fishing articles, most of which were for the daily Reel Report, retirement is finally setting in after this weekend. What an appropriate way to end things on my favorite fishing holiday weekend of the year.

On Tuesday, Capt. David Dillman will take over, and I certainly hope he enjoys the pleasant experiences that I have had over the years.

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

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(5) comments

Karolyn Gephart

Enjoyed every article you wrote, Capt. Joe Kent. Have a great retirement and send in some photos of your catches to the new guy! (Thanks for always printing photos of winners we caught!

Alan Balusek


Robert Rudin

Thank you for all of the great articles you have written. Enjoy your retirement and know your fans will miss you.

Gary Miller

Catch and release should become the norm. The rule that preditors adjust their population to match the food supply means there will be fewer to catch if we kill more of the population. Building piers? Texas city has. Two since Harvey. At mile 1 and 2 on TC dike north side with mile 3 next.

Susan Smith

Job well done,Joe. You had big shoes to fill following Vince Stiglich. Whom followed A.C. Becker, I might add.

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