Thursday was another of those sunny and comfortable days around Galveston. A steady north to northeast wind discouraged many anglers from hitting the water, and for the few that did, the huge disappointment was the shortage of live shrimp.

While artificial baits do work well in the Galveston Bay complex, this time of year, live shrimp tends to be the preferred bait, along with small croaker. Croaker have been more widely available. However, for most anglers, it is live shrimp that they are after for bait.

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

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