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Tarpon, Bonita and Kings


 

 

Event Start Date: 2020/07/02

2020/07/02

Hot air and warm water set the tone for a slow King bite for most of the week. Bonita came in a couple of days and the Tarpon bite continues to improve. The water clarity is good and bait has ny werebeen plentiful. Rail space has been limited especially on the weekends. Traffic getting to and from the pier has been a challenge. Traffic on the pier was not much better as you can see in this shot from the pier cameras taken 06-28-20 at 07:15 a.m.

 

 


The King bite has been disappointing. Very early mornings and late afternoons which were the best time to soak a bait or cast your favorite lure. A couple of afternoons the bite turned on with a majority of fish 12 pounds and smaller. Yesterday evening there were a number of tiny fish hooked on X-Raps. Many were below the 24 inch minimum. Billy and Mikel hold Kings they decked this week.

 

 

 


A few Spanish ans Bonita were mixed with the Kings. This morning the Bonita bite was much better with several decked before lunch. Sizes ranged from around 3 to 8 pounds. Most were caught on lures but a few hit live bait.

 

 


The Tarpon bite continues to improve with good numbers of bites and hook-ups. Several have been brought to the pier before release. Large swim bait have been the prime choice to get a bite.

 

 


Skinny water has been hot so the bite there is limited to early morning or evenings. A few Red Drum and a couple of Pompano did make their way onto the deck.

 

 


Water temperature: 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

07

01

8:24 am

W

5.1

6.0

-

-

-

-

29.97

-

82.9

83.1

-

-

-

-

07

01

8:18 am

W

4.1

5.1

-

-

-

-

29.96

-

82.8

83.1

-

-

-

-

07

01

8:12 am

WNW

5.1

6.0

-

-

-

-

29.96

-

82.8

83.1

-

-

-

-

07

01

8:06 am

NW

5.1

6.0

-

-

-

-

29.96

-

82.6

83.1

-

-

-

-

07

01

8:00 am

WNW

5.1

6.0

-

-

-

-

29.96

+0.00

82.4

83.1

-

-

-

-

07

01

7:54 am

WNW

4.1

5.1

-

-

-

-

29.96

-

82.2

83.1

-

-

-

-



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Tides for the week: Full Moon Saturday July 04, 2020  New Moon Monday July 20, 2020
 

                              Sunrise: 5:43am  Sunset: 7:48pm

Thursday 02nd      7:01pm Low  -0.2     7:52am High 1.7

Friday                     7:51pm Low  -0.3     8:30am High 1.8

Saturday                 8:41pm Low  -0.3     9:18am High 1.9

Sunday                   9:27pm Low  -0.3    10:09am High 1.9

Monday                 10:07pm Low  -0.2    11:00am High 1.8

Tuesday                10:38pm Low  -0.1    11:45am High 1.7

Wednesday 08th.     10:53pm Low   0.1    12:21pm High 1.6                                         
                              Sunrise:5:48am  Sunset: 7:47pm 

                                                  

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

TODAY

West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant

period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.

Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.


TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT

West winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to

3 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate

chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.


FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3

feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light to

moderate chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.


(local forecast)

THURSDAY (87/77 rain  80% wind   W-12)

FRIRDAY  (86/78 rain  60% wind   W-08)

SATURDAY (86/78 rain  80% wind  SW-09)

SUNDAY   (85/77 rain  80% wind  SW-10)

MONDAY   (86/77 rain  80% wind WSW-11)

TUESDAY  (86/78 rain  80% wind WSW-13)

WEDNESDAY(87/78 rain  50% wind WSW-12)


Tight lines and screaming drags,

Sam