News Details

Pompano and Snake Kings


 

 

Event Start Date: 2020/06/18

2020/06/18

Water quality has improved but there is still a little silt making it slightly milky at times. Alewives have returned as well as morning schools of Cigar minnows. Schools of Tarpon ar passing often before lunchtime but thin considerably through the middle of the day. Only a few have been hooked and none brought to the pier. Scoolie Kings and a few Spanish have been caught. Pompano made a brief appearance and a few Red Drum are around.


Early Monday morning the King bite went off. The report was over 20 hit the deck but all were small. A couple more were caught that evening as well. Tuesday saw another smaller run of Kings. Live Cigar minnows and Alewives seemed to be the best choice but a few bit frozen Cigs. Wednesday morning was much slower with a couple of small Kings caught.

 

 


 

 

Skinny water had some action several days with Pompano and Red Drum. I managed to get 4 Pompano two days in a row and lost a couple more each day using fresh Sand Fleas. Late afternoon, Reds were hanging out under the pier in small groups. If you could present your Sand Flea without spooking them, you had a good chance to get hit. I saw one lonely Flounder caught in the shallow water Monday afternoon.

 

 

 


Hardtails are thick as well as Pin fish. A few Ladyfish are in the mix too. Small Bonita have been schooling off the Tee early mornings but were picky about biting. However, a few hit the deck a couple of mornings. 


Water temperature: 80-83

MM

DD

TIME
(EDT)

WDIR

WSPD
kts

GST
kts

WVHT
ft

DPD
sec

APD
sec

MWD

PRES
in

PTDY
in

ATMP
°F

WTMP
°F

DEWP
°F

SAL
psu

VIS
nmi

TIDE
ft

06

17

7:54 am

E

6.0

12.0

-

-

-

-

30.09

-

69.6

82.2

-

-

-

-

06

17

7:48 am

ENE

8.9

13.0

-

-

-

-

30.09

-

69.6

82.2

-

-

-

-

06

17

7:42 am

ENE

8.9

13.0

-

-

-

-

30.09

-

69.4

82.2

-

-

-

-

06

17

7:36 am

ENE

9.9

14.0

-

-

-

-

30.09

-

69.4

82.2

-

-

-

-

06

17

7:30 am

ENE

9.9

14.0

-

-

-

-

30.09

-

69.4

82.2

-

-

-

-

06

17

7:24 am

ENE

9.9

13.0

-

-

-

-

30.09

-

69.4

82.2

-

-

-

-

06

17

7:18 am

ENE

8.0

11.1

-

-

-

-

30.09

-

69.6

82.4

-

-

-

-


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Tides for the week: New Moon Sunday June 21, 2020  Full Moon Saturday July 04, 2020  

                                                                                 Sunrise: 5:41am  Sunset: 7:47pm

Thursday 18th      7:07pm Low   0.0        8:08am High 1.5

Friday                    7:46pm Low  -0.1        8:34am High 1.6

Saturday                8:28pm Low  -0.2        9:11am High 1.7

Sunday                  9:09pm Low  -0.3        9:54am High 1.8

Monday                 9:49pm Low  -0.3       10:41am High 1.8

Tuesday              10:25pm Low  -0.3       11:29am High 1.8

Wednesday 24th.  10:56pm Low  -0.2       12:14pm High 1.8                                                        Sunrise:5:41am  Sunset: 7:47pm 

                                                  

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 


THURSDAY NIGHT

Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north

5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 1 foot. Dominant period

3 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

FRIDAY

Northeast winds 10 knots becoming east 5 to

10 knots early in the afternoon, then becoming southwest late in

the afternoon. Seas 1 foot. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected

waters a light chop.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Northwest winds 10 knots. Seas 1 foot.

Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters mostly smooth.

SATURDAY

North winds around 5 knots early in the morning

becoming light and variable winds, then becoming southwest 5 to

10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot. Protected waters smooth.

SATURDAY NIGHT

West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot.

Protected waters a light chop.

SUNDAY

Southwest winds 10 knots. Seas 1 foot. Protected

waters a light chop.


(local forecast)

FRIRDAY  (87/74 rain  10% wind   W-07)

SATURDAY (88/77 rain  10% wind   W-10)

SUNDAY   (88/77 rain   0% wind WSW-12)

MONDAY   (87/78 rain  20% wind  SW-12)

TUESDAY  (86/78 rain  50% wind  SW-13)

WEDNESDAY(86/78 rain  20% wind WSW-14)



Tight lines and screaming drags,

Sam