Pier/Beach Fishing

Red Tide rears it’s ugly head again
10/4/2018
 
The latest FWC testing reports medium concentration of Red Tide in Bay County. You can see the current report here: http://myfwc.com/redtidestatus  : “In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at very low concentrations offshore of Walton County, low to medium concentrations in Bay County, background to medium concentrations in Gulf County.
 
We had another fish kill at St. Andrews State Park. Many anglers experienced a cough and burning nose when near the beach.
 
No Kings decked this week but one was lost pier side due to a pulled hook and one skyed on a lure early week. By Friday evening, a few Spanish were caught on Gotchas.
 
Species caught: Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish and Hardtails. One morning there were Cigar Minnows.
 
Water temperature85
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
09
30
7:42 am
NE
6.0
8.9
-
-
-
-
30.13
-
76.6
84.9
-
-
-
-
09
30
7:36 am
ENE
7.0
8.0
-
-
-
-
30.13
-
76.6
84.9
-
-
-
-
09
30
7:30 am
NE
6.0
7.0
-
-
-
-
30.13
-
76.6
84.9
-
-
-
-
09
30
7:24 am
ENE
5.1
6.0
-
-
-
-
30.13
-
76.6
84.9
-
-
-
-
09
30
7:18 am
ENE
5.1
7.0
-
-
-
-
30.13
-
76.6
85.1
-
-
-
-
 
 
Tides for the week:    New Moon Saturday Oct. 08 -  Full Moon Sunday Sept. 24th
Thursday         4:31pm Low    0.3    5:21am High   1.8
Friday              5:09pm Low    0.5    7:35am High   1.7      
Saturday          5:28pm Low    0.7    9:00am High   1.6
                                                        11:39pm High  1.0
Sunday            2:09am Low    1.0   10:19am High  1.5  Sunrise:6:40am  Sunset:6:21pm
                        5:22pm Kow    0.9   11:11pm High  1.1  
                                                         
 
 
(local forecast)

THURSDAY (88/74 Rain 10% wind E-7)
FRIDAY (87/74 rain 20% wind ESE-9)
SATURDAY (86/73 rain 10% wind ESE-8)
SUNDAY (87/73 rain 10% wind E-11)
 
Tight lines and screaming drags,
Sam
 




Conditions improving
9/25/2018
 
The latest FWC testing reports low concentration of Red Tide in Bay County. You can see the current report here:http://myfwc.com/redtidestatus  In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at very low to low concentrations in or offshore of Okaloosa County, low concentrations in Bay County, background to medium concentrations in Gulf County, and background to very low concentrations in or offshore of Pasco County. 
 
We experienced no new fish kill early week and the water conditions improved. By Thursday bait schools had returned and a few Kings were caught. Flipper got is share but there were six hits and three decked. Bobby and Jay got their fish on the deck in whole condition but Gabriel had to pat the “flipper tax”. 



 
The only other action, other than Ladyfish and Hardtails was two small Flounder.
 
Species caught: King Mackerel, Ladyfish, Hardtails, two under size Flounder and the following bait: a few small Cigar Minnows and Scaled Sardines..
 
Water temperature86-87
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
09
23
7:24 am
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
30.00
-
75.9
86.7
-
-
-
-
09
23
7:18 am
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
29.99
-
75.9
86.7
-
-
-
-
09
23
7:12 am
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
29.99
-
76.3
86.5
-
-
-
-
09
23
7:06 am
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
29.99
-
76.5
86.5
-
-
-
-
09
23
7:00 am
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
29.99
+0.00
76.3
86.5
-
-
-
-
09
23
6:54 am
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
29.99
-
76.6
86.5
-
-
-
-
09
23
6:48 am
E
2.9
7.0
-
-
-
-
29.98
-
76.6
86.5
-
-
-
-
09
23
6:42 am
NE
4.1
7.0
-
-
-
-
29.98
-
76.3
86.5
-
-
-
-
 
Tides for the week:    New Moon Saturday Oct. 08 -  Full Moon Sunday Sept. 24th

Wednesday     6:21am Low    0.8       12:06am High   1.3
                         5:04pm Low    1.1      1:31pm High   1.2
                                                             11:40pm High   1.4
Thursday         7:34am Low    0.7     11:12pm High   1.5
Friday              8:55am Low    0.6     
Saturday         10:19am Low    0.6    12:12am High   1.7
Sunday            11:47am Low    0.5    12:51am High   1.8  Sunrise:6:36am  Sunset:6:29pm
                                                         
 
The Marine forecast for the next several days is:

TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas
1 foot. Protected waters mostly smooth. Chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
 
(local forecast)
WEDNESDAY (85/76 50% S-7)
THURSDAY (847/75 Rain 50% wind SSW-8)
FRIDAY (85/74 rain 50% wind ESE-5)
SATURDAY (87/74 rain 20% wind E-7)
SUNDAY (86/74 rain 50% wind ENE-9)
 
Tight lines and screaming drags,
Sam




Confirmed Red Tide-Fish Kill
9/20/2018
 
The latest FWC testing reports medium concentration of Red Tide in Bay County. You can see the current report here: http://myfwc.com/redtidestatus   Today, 9-16-18, there were large numbers of dead fish on the beach. The species I observed included almost all of the typical bait fish as well as Whiting, Flounder, Red Drum and a variety of others. Concentrations seem to be varied depending on where along the beach you are. There are also reports of areas in the Bay that are also effected. Respiratory irritation is common as well as the stinch of decaying fish. Anyone with sensitive breathing issues should avoid the area. 


 
Red Tide is a natural occurrence brought on be the bloom of the organism  Karenia brevis. You can read more about it here:
 
Unfortunately, there is no catches to report for the week.
 
Species caught: Ladyfish.
 
Water temperature83-84
 
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
09
16
12:42 pm
S
8.0
8.9
-
-
-
-
29.88
-
85.3
83.7
-
-
-
-
09
16
12:36 pm
S
7.0
8.9
-
-
-
-
29.89
-
85.5
83.5
-
-
-
-
09
16
12:30 pm
S
8.0
8.9
-
-
-
-
29.89
-
84.9
83.5
-
-
-
-
09
16
12:24 pm
S
8.9
8.9
-
-
-
-
29.89
-
84.7
83.5
-
-
-
-
 
 
Tides for the week:    New Moon Saturday Oct. 08 -  Full Moon Sunday Sept. 24th

Friday              5:42pm Low    0.6      8:19am High   1.6
Saturday          5:44pm Low    0.7      9:17am High   1.6
Sunday            5:49pm Low    0.8     10:15am High  1.5  Sunrise:6:32am  Sunset:6:38pm
                                                          11:57pm High  1.1
 
Local forcast:
FRIDAY (86/75 rain 50% wind ESE-6)
SATURDAY (87/74 rain 30% wind ESE-6)
SUNDAY (86/74 rain 30% wind SE-6)
 
Tight lines and screaming drags,
Sam




Slow Week-Possible Red Tide
9/12/2018
 
FWC reports very low concentration of Red Tide in Bay County. Today, 9-10-18, there were a number of dead fish on the beach near the pier as well as a few reports from pier patrons of symptoms related to Red Tide. Hopefully this will not become a full blown event.
 
The past week has been painfully slow with only 3 Kings caught. Spanish were caught in decent numbers and Red Drum were keeping the shallow water anglers entertained.
 
The King bite was almost non-existant. One tiny King was caught mid-week on a lure. Then Ned fished Tuesday from before sunrise until almost sunset to get one bite. His diligence was rewarded with a 22 pound King. One other King was decked on Friday after 6:00p.m. Billy decked a 16 pound fish to close the week. 



 


If Ladyfish and Hardtails are your game, you were in luck as they bit all week. The only other game was a few Red Drum in the shallows. Brenda put in her time targeting the Reds and got a nice 24 inch slot fish on Sunday. Donald was visiting with me and got schooled by a Bull Red before landing this 28 inch fish which went back to fight another day. 


 
Species caught: King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Red Drum, Ladyfish and Hardtails. Bait: Alewives and small Hardtails.
 
Water temperature85-86
 
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
09
10
8:24 pm
S
8.9
11.1
-
-
-
-
29.97
-
83.7
85.8
-
-
-
-
09
10
8:18 pm
SSW
9.9
11.1
-
-
-
-
29.97
-
83.7
85.8
-
-
-
-
09
10
8:12 pm
SSW
8.9
11.1
-
-
-
-
29.97
-
83.7
85.8
-
-
-
-
09
10
8:06 pm
SSW
8.9
11.1
-
-
-
-
29.96
-
83.5
85.8
-
-
-
-
 
 
Tides for the week:    New Moon Saturday Aug. 11 -  Full Moon Sunday Aug. 26th
 
Wednesday     7:26am Low    0.8      1:06am High   1.2
                        5:51pm Low    1.1      2:50pm High   1.2
Thursday         9:09am Low    0.7    12:44am High   1.4
Friday            10:59am Low    0.6    12:37am High   1.5
Saturday         1:15pm Low     0.6      1:11am High   1.7  Sunrise:6:28am  Sunset:6:48pm
 
The Marine forecast for the next several days is:
 

WEDNESDAY
Northeast winds 10 knots becoming south 5 to
10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period
6 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of
showers and thunderstorms.
 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
North winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Dominant period 5 seconds. Protected waters mostly smooth. Chance
of showers and thunderstorms.
 
THURSDAY
East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south late in the
afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop.
Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
 
THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
Northwest winds around 10
knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop. Slight
chance of showers and thunderstorms.
 
SATURDAY
West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected
waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
 
 
 
(local forecast)
WEDNESDAY (89/75 40% NNW-6)
THURSDAY (88/76 Rain 30% wind ESE-6)
FRIDAY (87/77 rain 20% wind WNW-8)
SATURDAY (87/77 rain 20% wind WNW-10)
 
 
Tight lines and screaming drags,
 
Sam





















 






 











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