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Tarpon, King and Sailfish


 

 

Event Start Date: 2020/07/23

2020/07/23

Hot and humid conditions with afternoon storms have been the norm this week. At least it has not trashed the water quality. The Tarpon bite has picked back up. A few Kings were caught and a Sailfish was decked Friday morning. Hardtails and Pinfish are still plentiful with the tiny hardtail schools congregating under the pier. Alewife schools are plentiful. 


Friday morning, Danny from Atlanta was drifting a live hardtail when a Sailfish popped up. Apparently it was hungry as the fight was on almost immediately. Quick work with the gaff and the Sail was on the deck. I was told the fish measured 65 inches. Congrats Danny!

 

 


The Tarpon bite has improved as the water temperature is back near 85 and the Alewives have begun to die off. Both Alewives and large Swimbaits were effective as small schools and individual fish moved bt the pier. Several anglers were able to bring fish pierside for entry into the pier Tarpon tourney that ends the 31st. At present, Tiger is leading by a several fish margin.

 

 


 

The King bite improved as well but the bite was limited to a small window each day. The biggest problem throughout the week was “Flipper’s” almost constant presence at the pier. There were good numbers of small “scoolie”: fish caught and a few decent ones too. Nory got a couple of fish on back to back days and I managed to get my best fish for this year. Of course, the taxman, “Flipper” took more than his fair share of fish.

 

 


 

 

Skinny water held huge Bull Reds all week. They were prowling the schools of small  Alewives and even bit swimbaits. Quite a few were caught but were too big to keep. I did not hear of any slots caught. 


Water temperature: 84-85

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

22

8:12 pm

E

12.0

19.0

-

-

-

-

30.03

-

77.9

84.7

-

-

-

-

07

22

8:06 pm

E

14.0

20.0

-

-

-

-

30.03

-

78.1

84.7

-

-

-

-

07

22

8:00 pm

E

18.1

24.1

-

-

-

-

30.03

+0.01

77.9

-

-

-

-

-

07

22

7:54 pm

E

15.0

21.0

-

-

-

-

30.03

-

77.5

-

-

-

-

-

07

22

7:48 pm

E

15.0

22.0

-

-

-

-

30.03

-

76.8

84.7

-

-

-




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Tides for the week: Full Moon Monday Aug. 03, 2020    New Moon Tuesday Aug. 18, 2020

Sunrise: 5:57am  Sunset: 7:41pm

Thursday 23rd.        10:16pm Low 0.1      12:31pm High 1.7

Friday                     10:21pm Low 0.4        1:16pm High 1.5

Saturday                 10:09pm Low 0.6        1:54pm High 1.2

Sunday                   10:30am Low 0.8        5:07am High 1.0

                                 8:54pm Low 0.7        1:52pm High 0.9

Monday                    3:51pm Low 0.6        5:06am High 1.2

Tuesday                   4:32pm Low 0.3        5:16am High 1.4

Wednesday 29th.      5:16pm Low 0.1        5:48am High 1.6                                                        Sunrise:6:00am  Sunset: 7:37pm 

                                                  

The Marine forecast for the next several days is: 

(local forecast)

THURSDAY (87/77 rain  60% wind ESE-15)

FRIRDAY  (87/77 rain  50% wind  SE-15)

SATURDAY (87/77 rain  50% wind ESE-09)

SUNDAY   (86/77 rain  50% wind  SE-09)

MONDAY   (85/77 rain  60% wind SSE-09)

TUESDAY  (85/77 rain  50% wind WSW-129)

WEDNESDAY(86/78 rain  40% wind WSW-11)


Tight lines and screaming drags,

Sam