We spent most of the week dodging rain storms and “Flipper”. Water clarity was good with plenty of Alewives and baby Hardtails for bait. The Tarpon bite has slowed considerably although a few were hooked. Spanish have been hitting bubble rigs and Gotchas early mornings and afternoons. Bluefish schools were marauding the schools of bait most of the week. Several of the Tarpon anglers were frustrated as the Blues were chomping the tails off their swim baits
King Mackerel were hit or miss as “Flipper” was a constant pest all week. We managed to catch a good number of Kings but lost quite a few to “Flipper”. Live Alewives and X-Raps were successful in getting their attention. Most fish were “scoolies” under 12 pounds. However, we did deck a couple of nice fish up to 21 pounds 6 ounces. Here are a few pictures of fish that were decked:
Skinny water held lots of Red Drum. Most were big Bulls and were feeding on Pin fish, Alewives and swim baits. Several fish were landed but just as many took the anglers to school. The piling gods claimed their fair share of fish too.
Water temperature: 83-84
Tides for the week: Full Moon Monday Aug. 03, 2020 New Moon Tuesday Aug. 18, 2020
Sunrise: 6:01am Sunset: 7:36pm
Thursday 30th. 6:03pm Low -0.1 6:42am High 1.7
Friday 6:51pm Low -0.1 7:41am High 1.8
Saturday 7:39pm Low -0.1 8:39am High 1.9
Sunday 8:24pm Low -0.1 9:35am High 1.9
Monday 9:03pm Low 0.1 10:27am High 1.8
Tuesday 9:34pm Low 0.2 11:15am High 1.7
Wednesday 05th. 9:44pm Low 0.4 11:56am High 1.6
Sunrise:6:05am Sunset: 7:31pm
The Marine forecast for the next several days is:
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15
knots near the coast. Seas 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Protected waters smooth becoming a light to moderate chop. Slight
chance of showers in the morning.
West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 feet. Dominant
period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light to moderate chop.
FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT
West winds 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.
Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.
Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot. Protected
waters mostly smooth. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms
in the afternoon.
Tropical storm conditions possible. Northwest
winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast 10 knots after midnight.
Seas 1 foot. Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of
showers and thunderstorms through the night.
Tropical storm conditions possible. North winds 15
knots. Seas 3 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. Chance of
showers and thunderstorms.
Tropical storm conditions possible. Chance of
thunderstorms in the evening. Chance of showers through the night.
Isolated thunderstorms after midnight.
West winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected
waters a light chop. Showers likely in the morning. Isolated
thunderstorms through the day. Chance of showers in the
THURSDAY (86/79 rain 40% wind WSW-12)
FRIRDAY (86/78 rain 20% wind WSW-11)
SATURDAY (87/77 rain 10% wind WSW-09)
SUNDAY (87/76 rain 20% wind WNW-11)
MONDAY (86/77 rain 20% wind W-12)
TUESDAY (87/76 rain 20% wind WSW-09)
WEDNESDAY(86/78 rain 20% wind S-09)
Tight lines and screaming drags,