Saturday was a rainy day around Galveston. However, most of the rain was light and actually helped fishing.

Unfortunately, many anglers chose to avoid the showers. However, those that endured them ended up doing fairly well.

Chris Cauthen fished Offatts Bayou in his kayak and found some good action along the grassy shoreline in front of Scholes Field. Using live shrimp fished under a bright orange Mauler, the angler from Houston landed 13 sand trout, six whiting and a 14-inch flounder.

Terry Adams and Stanley Ross fished around piers and docks east of Pelican Rest Marina and landed four specks, four sand trout and a large black drum. Again, live shrimp was the bait and all fish were released except for the speckled trout.

We are in the full moon phase, and anglers should consider changing their fishing strategy for a few days. Typically the summer full moons tend to encourage feeding at night and then a pause takes place soon after sunrise.

Anglers accustomed to fishing the full moons usually are on the water well before daybreak and they tend to find the action to slow once the sun rises.

Crabbing is usually at its best when the moon is full. Reports from the beachfront rock groins indicate good action on crabs in spite of the recent strong southwest wind and off-color water.

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

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