Excellent conditions prevailed around Galveston on Saturday; however, not many anglers were taking advantage of them. One of the bait camp operators said that a good number of his regular weekend customers were staying in Houston to watch the Astros play for the championship and other sports teams as well.

Based on the few fishing reports circulating, it appears that not much has changed in our recent fishing patterns. The surf and jetties continue to produce reds of all sizes and anglers fishing the Galveston Channel from the Texas A&M Galveston Campus to Seawolf Park are continuing to catch small flounder, with the majority not making the 14-inch minimum size cut.

Friday night, Highland Bayou produced sand trout and small specks for James Teague, who fished around underwater lights from his kayak. The action came from near the Highway 6 Bridge.

Bulldog’s Bait Shop reported one of their customers getting into some hot speckled trout action on the bay side of Galveston Island State Park. No mention of baits used; however, the smallest of the fish on the stringer surpassed 20 inches.

The weather forecast does not lend a lot of optimism for fishing today. The good news is that the inclement weather is associated with a welcomed cold front that could do a lot to get our fall fishing energized.

Once the frontal system passes and winds return to a southerly direction, just about all of our inshore fish should be on the move. Crabbing also should be good, as the popular shell fish react to changing weather much like fin fish.

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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