Strong easterly winds greeted Columbus Day visitors, and about the only fishing took place from piers and land.

While we watch the Gulf of Mexico and the path of Tropical Storm Michael, the weather around Galveston continues to be summer-like and unseasonably warm. As of press time on Monday, it appeared that the storm, which is expected to gain hurricane strength, will bypass the Texas Gulf Coast. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and keep current with the forecasts.

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

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