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Big Ugly's Kickoff The #Winterpattern


 

 

Event Start Date: 2019/11/22

2019/11/22

 


The Winter pattern seems to have jumped on us early. The week started cool and windy. The water was clean and the temperature had dropped. That brought in lots of Bonita.  George and Bill took advantage of the opportunity and slaughtered them. They were hitting almost anything you put in the water. The deck was littered with carcasses.

 

 


Friday and Saturday would be slow except for a few Flounder. Slow dragging Bull minnows or bumping a jig across the bottom was your best tactic. Jason from WV decked one for dinner.

 

 


Sunday, Monday and Tuesday would be off the chain with Black Drum, Red Drum and a few Sheepshead. Schools of Blacks, “Big Uglys” were prowling the outer sand bar chewing almost any bait that was near them. There were a few Red Drum and Sheepshead mixed in the schools. Tuesday, I lost count of how many I dipped, raised and lowered in my net. It was enough that my back is still sore. Fresh Ghost Shrimp guaranteed a bite and live shrimp was almost as effective. Here are a few of the ones caught.


 

 

 

 

Wednesday it seemed that everyone took the day off as the bite was almost dead. Glen did manage to put a few small Spanish on the deck late afternoon. Gotchas were getting their attention but the catches were on a spoon worked deep close to the pier.


Species caught: Bonita, Spanish Mackerel, Red/Black Drum, Sheepshead, Flounder, Bluefish,  and Blue Runners. Bait: Cigar minnows, Spanish Sardine & a few Hardtails. 


Water temperature: 65

Tides for the week: Full Moon Wednesday Dec. 11th -  New Moon Tuesday Nov. 26th.   


Thursday                                                                                 Sunrise: 6:14am  Sunset: 4:44pm

Friday     22nd.      1:31am Low   0.7    6:57pm High 0.8  

                           12:52pm Low   0.5    8:00 pm High 1.0  

Saturday              3:45am Low   0.4    7:58pm High 1.1

Sunday                  4:52am Low   0.2    7:56pm High 1.3

Monday                  5:53am Low  -0.1    8:00pm High 1.5

Tuesday                 6:54am Low  -0.3    8:25pm High 1.6

Wednesday 27th.     7:52pm Low  -0.4    9:02pm High 1.7   Sunrise:6:18am  Sunset: 4:43pm 

                                                  

The Marine forecast for the next several days is:


FRIDAY

South winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant

period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.


FRIDAY NIGHT

South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Slight

chance of rain.


SATURDAY

Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop.

Chance of rain.


SATURDAY NIGHT

West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest.

Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. Dominant

period 4 seconds. Protected waters choppy. Rain likely.


SUNDAY

Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Protected waters a light chop.


SUNDAY NIGHT

North winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Protected waters a light chop.


MONDAY

Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast around

5 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters smooth.


MONDAY NIGHT

Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 1 foot.

Protected waters a light chop.


TUESDAY

Southeast winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Protected waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of rain.


 (local forecast)

THURSDAY  

FRIDAY    (74/66 rain  10% wind  SE-06)

SATURDAY  (75/50 rain  80% wind  SW-17)

SUNDAY    (62/48 rain  10% wind  NW-09)

MONDAY    (65/56 rain   0% wind   S-04)

TUESDAY   (72/63 rain  40% wind  SE-13)

WEDNESDAY (748/55 rain 40% wind   N-08)


Tight lines and screaming drags,

Sam