News Details

Last King?


 

 

Event Start Date: 2019/11/28

2019/11/28


Cooler water and loss of most of our bait pushed most anglers to store their King rigs for the season. The target species shifted to Flounder, Sheepshead, Red and Black Drum. Whiting are also sought after but have been limited in their size and frequency in the shallows. The big schools of Red and Black Drum were not here like last week. A few small Spanish Mackerel continue to be around and are feeding deep and close to the pier. A couple of Bonita were caught as well.


Von decided to make one last trip from Georgia and take his chance on finding one more King before they vanish until Spring. Tuesday, the stars began to line up as we had strong wind, clear  water and warmer temps. A few bait were around the end of the pier. Von cast his X-Rap numerous times and to his surprise a large King appeared from the depth. It charged his lure but would not eat. This happened a few times so he switched to frozen Cigs. Good move, as it resulted in two back to back Kings. One was 16.5 and the other 14.5. Jose cast his deep runner plug and hooked two Kings as well. One made it onto the deck and the other broke off. No other bites the rest of the day but being there at the right time paid off. Is this the last or will there be a late season fish?  

 

 


The Flounder bite was slower this week but the patient angler could put a fish or two in his cooler. Tony drove in from Atlanta to target Flounder and Sheepshead. He had to work hard for it but he did get one Flounder to carry home. Kerim has worked the Flatties hard all week. He said it seemed that his limit was one a day but at least he was catching. Sunday, the hard work was rewarded with the biggest Flounder so far. We didn’t weigh it but it was pushing 4 pounds.

 

 


 

Sheepshead were displaying their normal behavior.  We saw more than we could tease a bite from. However, Paul worked his magic and took several home for dinner. Paul wasn’t alone as Tony and Brenda were able to put one on the deck too. Ghost Shrimp are almost more than they can resist but a couple ate live shrimp.

 

 

 

 

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


Water temperature: 66-67


MM

DD

TIME
(EST)

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

11

28

8:00 am

NNE

12.0

15.9

-

-

-

-

30.29

+0.05

54.9

66.9

-

-

-

-

11

28

7:54 am

NNE

11.1

15.0

-

-

-

-

30.29

-

55.0

66.9

-

-

-

-

11

28

7:48 am

NNE

12.0

15.9

-

-

-

-

30.29

-

54.9

66.9

-

-

-

-

11

28

7:42 am

NNE

12.0

15.0

-

-

-

-

30.28

-

55.0

66.9

-

-

-

-



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


Thursday            Sunrise: 6:20am  Sunset: 4:42pm

Friday                 9:32am Low   -0.4    10:28pm High 1.6  

Saturday            10:13am Low   -0.3    11:10pm High 1.5

Sunday               10:47am Low  -0.2    11:49pm High 1.3

Monday               11:08am Low  -0.1    

Tuesday              11:20am Low   0.0    12:25am High 1.2

Wednesday 04th.  11:28am Low   0.1    12:57am High 1.0   Sunrise:6:24am  Sunset: 4:42pm 

                                                  

The Marine forecast for the next several days is:


FRIDAY

Northeast winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.


FRIDAY NIGHT

East winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.


SATURDAY

Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light to moderate

chop.


SATURDAY NIGHT

Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to

3 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of rain

after midnight.


SUNDAY

West winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with

occasional seas up to 8 feet. Protected waters choppy. Showers

and thunderstorms likely.


SUNDAY NIGHT

Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet

with occasional seas up to 9 feet. Protected waters choppy.

Slight chance of rain in the evening.


MONDAY

Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with

occasional seas up to 8 feet. Protected waters choppy.rain.


 (local forecast) 

FRIDAY    (73/57 rain   0% wind ENE-08)

SATURDAY  (74/68 rain  10% wind SSE-11)

SUNDAY    (72/46 rain  80% wind   W-18)

MONDAY    (56/38 rain   0% wind  NW-15)

TUESDAY   (57/49 rain  10% wind WNW-07)

WEDNESDAY (66/48 rain  20% wind WNW-09)


Tight lines and screaming drags,

Sam