For the next few days, the weather will have much uncertainty. Monday afternoon, the forecasts were running the gamut depending on which weather model was being used.

I have experienced numerous situations like this and from where the tropical disturbance was located Monday afternoon, the one thing we likely can count on is higher than normal tide levels for a few days.

Hopefully that is all we realize from this event.

If you have an offshore trip planned this week, you should keep in close touch with your host whether it is a private or public charter.

Fish can sense a change coming and sometimes that is good for fishing and other times it is bad. If winds do not become too strong, there could be some good action on reds, especially bull reds if the surf becomes choppy.

Our local inshore waters are at their typical summertime temperature, which means a lot of different fish from offshore are making their way to the shallower waters to feed.

Several reports recently have come from anglers fishing along the Galveston Ship Channel who have caught mangrove or gray snapper. This is not unusual for this time of year. However, we did have one report from the Texas City Dike of an unusual catch.

Andy Cox was fishing at the end of the dike Saturday night when he caught a 12-inch lane snapper. Overall, the lane snapper run the smallest of the common snapper caught off the Texas coast. Cox also landed a small sand shark, which are caught often around the dike.

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

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