All eyes will be on the offshore waters for the next few days as a tropical disturbance is expected to enter Gulf water today. For just about any tropical event in the Gulf, the Galveston area will see some effects.

Higher than normal tides along with possible rain are usually the norm under those circumstances and, of course, there is always the possibility of further development and everyone knows what that can mean for our area.

The weekend was close to a blowout for fishing with moderate to strong south to southwest winds.

Greg Hagerud found fishing overall to be slow Sunday. He did observe some birds working the Galveston channel area; however, the tide was low and live bait unavailable. While being forced to use artificials, Hagerud chose green and yellow Gulps fished on a rattling jig head. This resulted in two slot reds and a 16-inch mangrove snapper.

While fishing was not red-hot over the weekend, there were scattered catches reported, with the better stringers coming from along the spoil banks of the Houston Ship Channel above San Leon.

East Bay produced a 25.5-inch speckled trout for 10 year-old Tanner Andoe, who released his big sow to spawn again.

Harry Chapman and Jim McCready fished out of April Fool Point Marina on Saturday and caught eight specks while fishing the spoil banks near Marker 59. Live shrimp and croaker fished under popping corks did the trick.

The Doyle Law Firm along with Southland Title chartered the party boat Capt. John for an offshore trip Saturday where everyone limited out on red snapper along with a few vermilion snapper and four kings.

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

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