I mentioned earlier that with the warm weather forecast for the latter part of this week, more fishermen should be on the water and we should get a good indication of where we are in the black drum run.
Well, Thursday, a good number of fishermen were out enjoying their sport, and the reports indicate some big drum being caught.
In most years, we are in the peak of the drum spawn by the first day of spring and it looks as if this year will not be an exception.
Bulldog’s Bait Shop reported some of the largest black drum of the year being caught and released Thursday and lots of other fish being taken as well.
Jon and Chris Walters along with Rob Sherwood fished both the north and south jetties landing several oversized drum along with good sized sheepshead. Live shrimp and cut mullet were the baits.
Eric Bishop and Rudy Campos used both cut mullet and crab to land four huge black drum and several bull reds. The action came from the beach front.
Jessie Arriaga and his son Jay fished the jetties Thursday and landed six large black drum using cracked crab and cut bait.
Capt. James Plaag, Silver King Adventures, reported excellent trout action around Galveston Island. Tuesday, Plaag’s group wade-fished and landed 14 specks to 5 pounds along with four reds and a large flounder. Slammin Chicken Bass Assassins did the trick.
Wednesday, the trout were feeding over shell, and Plaag’s charter mopped up on the fish catching between 50 and 60. Lots of small trout were in their catch, and 5-inch Bass Assassins were the baits.
Today and Saturday look like excellent days for fishing, so get your gear and give it a try. Lots of fish are around the jetties now.
Capt. Joe Kent is a columnist for The Daily News. To get your catch in the Reel Report, call 409-683-5273 or email email@example.com.