Friday, light winds prevailed over the Galveston area, with a northerly breeze early then switching to the ever popular southeast direction during the afternoon.

Early in the day, the surf was hot with action on pan fish and reds. Mike Kemp was one of the anglers fishing the beach front from Terramar Beach where he landed black drum, whiting, sand trout and a 29-inch red that was released. Dead shrimp accounted for all of the fish except the red. Kemp cut a small sand trout in half and used it for bait and the red took it.

Our only flounder report came from Jessie Tatum who, along with his father and uncle, fished the Cedars of Pelican Island where they landed four nice-sized flounder. Live shrimp was the bait.

Thursday, the action was on around the area called the barge graveyard near the Bolivar Ferry landing. Tony Conti fished among the rebar and other debris and landed a limit of flounder with both fish exceeding 20 inches in length. Live fingerling mullet was the bait.

Conti said that most of the anglers around him were limiting out on flounder.

Jimmy Cantrell reported birds working the north shoreline of East Bay, where small specks were being caught. Cantrell and his neighbor Thad Hicks used Bass Assassins around the schools of diving gulls and were able to muster only four keeper trout.

Flounder continue to be caught along the Clear Creek Channel inside the Highway 146 Bridge. Trey Evans fished along the docks with curly tailed Gulps Friday and landed a limit of flounder with both fish measuring between 16 and 17 inches.

Nice conditions for fishing should continue through Saturday; however, rain is forecast to set in on Sunday. That could be good or bad for fishing depending on the wind velocity.

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

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