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Pomps Beginning To Show, Spanish Still Hanging Around


 

 

Event Start Date: 2019/12/12

2019/12/12

We continue to have good water conditions. Water temps are hovering in the low to mid 60’s. Bait has disappeared. No Kings but small Spanish Mackerel continue to hang around in schools. Red and Black Drum, Sheepshead and a few Flounder are being caught primarily on Ghost Shrimp. A few Flounder were caught on Bull Minnows and small schools of Bonita are feeding on Glass Minnows. Pompano numbers have increased all week.


Thursday was the best day of the week. A mixed bag of fish were caught on Ghost Shrimp and live Shrimp from the outer sand bar to the Tee. Paul had a battle to the end with a massive Black Drum. I was not sure if the Drum was going to pull Paul over the rail or if Paul could subdue the Drum. As it turned out, Paul held his ground and brought the 25 pound 2 ounce Drum on deck. He got a quick picture then released the “Big Ugly” to fight another time. Later, Paul,  Mark and Tommy brought nice Sheepshead to the net. Tommy dropped bait near the pilings off the Tee and brought up a juvenile Gag Grouper. Another angler managed 2 more Gags from the same piling.

 

 


 

Friday the bite was still there but much slower and moved to shallower water. A few Pompano and a lonely Red were caught. I managed 4 legal Pompano and Brenda put one in her cooler. Guy put several in his cooler too. Just as the sun set, Paul tangled with a Red Drum that was just over-slot and had to be returned.

 

 


 

Saturday was thick with small Spanish Mackerel. Large schools of fish were passing the pier most of the day. Good numbers of fish made their way into coolers and even more had to be returned as they fell below the 12 inch minimum size. Brenda got her limit early.

 

 


Monday and Tuesday brought increased numbers of Pompano to the skinny water. Fish Bites, Ghost Shrimp, Sand Fleas and Shrimp got bit. Steve out fished most of us and put 4 nice fish in his cooler Monday and his limit of 6 on Tuesday.

 

 


Wednesday ushered in much cooler air, wind and rain with very few anglers braving the elements. The forecast indicated similar conditions until the weekend.


Species caught: Bonita, Spanish Mackerel, Red/Black Drum, Sheepshead, Flounder, Bluefish,  Grouper and Pompano. Bait: Bring your own. 


Water temperature: 62-63

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

12

11

7:24 pm

NNE

14.0

20.0

-

-

-

-

30.36

-

51.1

63.0

-

-

-

-

12

11

7:18 pm

NNE

14.0

21.0

-

-

-

-

30.37

-

50.9

63.0

-

-

-

-

12

11

7:12 pm

NNE

12.0

19.0

-

-

-

-

30.37

-

50.7

63.0

-

-

-

-

12

11

7:06 pm

NNE

13.0

18.1

-

-

-

-

30.36

-

50.7

63.0

-

-

-

-

12

11

7:00 pm

NNE

12.0

18.1

-

-

-

-

30.37

+0.01

50.5

63.0

-

-

-

-


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Tides for the week: Full Moon Wednesday Dec. 11th -  New Moon Wednesday Dec. 25th.   


                                                                                 Sunrise: 6:30am  Sunset: 4:44pm

Thursday 12th.      7:27am Low   -0.5     8:58pm High 1.5  

Friday                   8:14am Low   -0.6     9:44pm High 1.5

Saturday               8:59am Low   -0.6   10:30pm High 1.5

Sunday                 9:40am Low   -0.6    11:17pm High 1.4    

Monday               10:16am Low   -0.5

Tuesday              10:45am Low   -0.4    12:00am High 1.3

Wednesday 11th.   11:03am Low  -0.2    12:36am High 1.0   Sunrise:6:33am  Sunset: 4:46pm 

                                                  

The Marine forecast for the next several days is:


SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT



THURSDAY

East winds 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with

occasional seas up to 9 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds.

Protected waters choppy. Slight chance of showers in the

morning. Chance of showers in the afternoon.

THURSDAY NIGHT

East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet

with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds.

Protected waters choppy. Chance of showers in the evening,

then showers and isolated thunderstorms after midnight.


FRIDAY

Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with

occasional seas up to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to 3 feet. Dominant

period 4 seconds in the afternoon. Protected waters a moderate

chop. Rain showers and isolated thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Southwest winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop. Rain

showers likely in the evening, then chance of showers after

midnight.

SATURDAY

Northwest winds 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

Protected waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers

in the morning.

SATURDAY NIGHT

North winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Protected waters a light chop.

SUNDAY

Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Protected waters a light chop.

SUNDAY NIGHT

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

Protected waters a light chop.

MONDAY

Southeast winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Protected waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers

in the morning, then chance of showers in the afternoon.


 (local forecast)

THURSDAY (56/51 rain  40% wind ENE-13)

FRIRDAY  (65/57 rain  80% wind   E-10)

SATURDAY (66/53 rain  20% wind WNW-12)

SUNDAY   (69/59 rain  10% wind  SE-09)

MONDAY   (73/58 rain  20% wind SSE-13)

TUESDAY  (63/39 rain  60% wind NNW-09)

WEDNESDAY(54/37 rain   0% wind   N-14)


Tight lines and screaming drags,

Sam