Thursday was sacrificed to another cold front that wiped out fishing around Galveston. Hopefully by Saturday or Sunday, conditions will improve enough to allow anglers to return to the water.

Low tide levels could present a problem until a southerly flow in the wind returns.

Prior to the cold front, fishing was picking up and the water temperature was on the cuspid of 70 degrees.

The warmer waters and lighter winds of earlier this week generated some good action from a number of locations including upper Galveston Bay, the Texas City Dike, Upper West Bay and East Bay.

Jack Mather sent in a report of 25 large hardheads he caught just before the cold front. There was no mention of where the catches were made.

Eddie McCabe found reds and flounder from around the old HL&P Spillway near Bayshore Park. Fishing near the cooling towers, McCabe landed five reds, retaining three, along with a 19-inch flounder. His largest red measured close to 21 inches.

A Down South Lure, pink with a white tail, was the bait.

Tuesday afternoon, Fred Thomas and Steve Henderson fished the Seabrook Flats just outside of the old bait camps along Todville Road and scored well on trout, with seven being caught. A number of stingrays were competing for the bait.

Live shrimp fished under popping corks did the trick and the action took place between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Also on Thursday afternoon, trout were hitting near Green’s Cut in Upper West Bay. Gene Watson and Perry Hester used Limetruese and Chicken on a Chain Bass Assassins to land 11 keeper specks, with the largest hitting the scales at just over four pounds.

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

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