The Thanksgiving weekend turned out to be one of the best for the big three, flounder, reds and trout, in several years. The weather cooperated and so did the fish.

Flounder limits were taken just about everywhere around Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula. Trout decided to make their appearance again and reds continued to provide action.

East and West Bays finally turned on with trout and some nice specks taken by waders, kayakers and power boaters.

The north shoreline of East Bay was where Charles Gabriel decided to try early Friday. The angler from Katy landed eight specks to 19 inches using soft plastics and Mirrolures while wading in three to four feet of water.

Gabriel said that his two fishing buddies caught several trout along with a slot red each; however, they did not catch flounder. The water was chilly but the hot action compensated for it.

Don Robinson of Tiki Island had a good day of trout fishing in West Bay, with a 21-inch speck being the best of his catch.

The jetties continued to produce reds in good numbers, along with lots of sand trout and scattered flounder. The Gulf side of the South Jetty near the end was the location for the best catches.

Sherman Silva fished near the old light house foundation and caught seven reds, two bulls, two slots and three undersized fish. Only the slot reds were retained.

Night action Friday was hot and heavy around Offatts Bayou, Sportsman’s Road and the Harborview area between the yacht basin wall and the ferry landing. Trout and redfish were the main catches from Offatts and Sportsman’s; however, flounder and sand trout were the bill of fare around the lighted docks along Harborside.

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

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