Birds Becoming a Problem
Event Start Date: 2019/09/06
Yet again, “Flipper”, Remora and birds have been a constant problem. The water quality has been good but hot temperatures. Tons of small Hardtails, Goggle eyes and Alewives have been present all week. Larger Hardtails, yellow tail Jacks and Ladyfish have been in abundance. Kings have been almost extinct and no Sailfish came through. At least there have been some Spanish Mackerel with a few small Bonita very early mornings and at sunset. The shallows have had Red Drum mostly after Sunset.
Gotchas and Bubble rigs have been the “go to” when the Spanish schools have appeared. A few catch limits have been possible if you were there at the right time. Brenda was able to be there one of those times and limited out quickly.
Skinny water was mixed with pockets of algae but for the most part clean. Live Pin fish on a Carolina rig or fresh live Sand Fleas seemed to get the Reds active. The bite was late after Sun set and in the dark. Bob, J.T., Dan and Robert all got a slot one evening.
Species caught: Spanish Mackerel, Red Drum, Ladyfish and Blue Runners. Bait: small Alewives, small Goggle eyes and Hardtails with a few baby Bonita in the mix.
Water temperature: 87
Tides for the week: New Moon Saturday Sept. 28th Full Moon Sunday Sept. 13th.
Friday 6:38pm Low 0.8 10:50am High 1.5 FULL MOON
Saturday 4:00am Low 1.0 12:47am High 1.1, 6:39pm Low 0.9 12:40pm High 1.3
Sunday 5:20am Low 0.9 12:47am High 1.1, 6:35pm Low 1.0 12:40pm High 1.3
Monday 6:31am Low 0.9 12:48am High 1.2, 5:51pm Low 1.1 1:42pm High 1.2
Tuesday 7:47am Low 0.8 12:17am High 1.3, 5:20pm Low 1.1 2:55pm High 1.1
Wednesday 9:11am Low 0.7 12:14am High 1.5 Sunrise: 6:29am Sunset: 6:44pm
The Marine forecast for the next several days is:
East winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY
East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters choppy. Showers and thunderstorms.
East winds 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Protected waters choppy. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
South winds 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
South winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
FRIDAY (93/74, rain 0%, wind, E-10)
SATURDAY (92/75, rain 20%, wind, ENE-13)
SUNDAY (90/76, rain 40%, wind NE-12)
MONDAY (92/75, rain 20%, wind E-08)
TUESDAY (93/76, rain 10%, wind W-09)
WEDNESDAY (94/76, rain 20%, wind E-08)
Tight lines and screaming drags,