Pier/Beach Fishing

Third King for the year over 30 pounds
8/10/2018
 
Rain, wind and rough water was the rule for the first part of the week with dirty water to follow. Another 30 plus pound King hit the deck. The Tarpon bite continued but not as hot. Spanish were around and slot Red Drum prowled the skinny water.
 
The King bite was slow but a few nice ones were decked. Willie put one in the cooler Tuesday morning to close July with a last fish. Hugh gaffed a pair of decent fish Wednesday morning to get August started on the right track. I fished throught the heavy rain and high wind Wednesday and left about 4:00 without a bite. I met Rowel in the parking lot and gave him the report just before he headed out. Within about 15 minutes he got hit by a nice King. It would turn out to be the third “Smoker” of the year weighing 33 pounds. Friday afternoon we had two Kings hooked but only one hit the deck. Mike tied-up with his best King for the year. It gave him quite a fight but he finally brought the 17 pound 12 ouince fish to the gaff. (see:Willie;, Rowel; Hugh; Mike)




 



The action in the skinny water heated up Saturday as the Reds were feeding. It is unusual to get a slot much less than three. Bob, Dan and J.T. all put a slot in their coolers. 


 
Species caught: King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon, Red Drum, Ladyfish and Hardtails. Bait: Alewives and a few Cigar minnows.
 
Water temperature84-85
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08
05
11:42 am
E
4.1
8.0
-
-
-
-
30.21
-
86.7
84.6
-
-
-
-
08
05
11:36 am
NE
6.0
8.9
-
-
-
-
30.21
-
86.2
84.6
-
-
-
-
08
05
11:30 am
ENE
6.0
8.0
-
-
-
-
30.21
-
86.4
84.6
-
-
-
-
08
05
11:24 am
ENE
5.1
8.9
-
-
-
-
30.21
-
86.4
84.6
-
-
-
-
08
05
11:18 am
ESE
4.1
8.0
-
-
-
-
30.21
-
86.2
84.6
-
-
-
-
Tides for the week:    New Moon Saturday Aug. 11 -  Full Moon Sunday Aug. 26th
 
Friday              8:16pm Low    0.0     9:50am High   2.0
Saturday          9:03pm Low    0.1   10:57am High   1.9
Sunday            9:40pm Low    0.3    12:01pm High   1.8  Sunrise:6:08am  Sunset:7:26pm
 

 
 
Tight lines and screaming drags,
Sam


Summer Pattern
8/1/2018

Summer pattern was in full swing as most of the week saw only a few Kings. Saturday was the best day to close the week on a positive. Spanish were caught mornings and evenings. Tarpon continue to move through with a few eating. Hardtails and Pin fish are so thick that it is difficult to use frozen cigar minnows. They are like piranha and have your bait consumed in a few seconds. A few Red Drum are hanging in the shallows.
 
King catching was slow all week with only a few hitting the deck. Saturday, things got better with five Kings landed. There were no “Smokers” but Tyler G. got a 19 and 12, Kevin G.  a 19, David a 19 and Brenda a 10 pound fish. Bait and X-raps were the baits of choice. I got lucky Tuesday with a 15.5.   


 




Spanish were more common than Kings this week. Fish were caught on bait, bubble and straw rigs, spoons and gotcha’s. Joe got a nice one Monday. 


 
Species caught: King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, Tarpon, Red Drum, Ladyfish and Hardtails. Bait: Alewives and a few Cigar minnows.
 
Water temperature84-85
 
MM
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07
29
8:24 am
NE
4.1
6.0
-
-
-
-
30.02
-
79.2
84.6
-
-
-
-
07
29
8:18 am
NE
5.1
6.0
-
-
-
-
30.02
-
79.2
84.6
-
-
-
-
07
29
8:12 am
NE
5.1
5.1
-
-
-
-
30.02
-
79.0
84.7
-
-
-
-
07
29
8:06 am
NE
5.1
6.0
-
-
-
-
30.01
-
79.0
84.7
-
-
-
-
07
29
8:00 am
ENE
6.0
7.0
-
-
-
-
30.02
+0.04
78.8
84.7
-
-
-
-
 
Tides for the week:     Full Moon Friday July 27th
 
Wednesday     9:27pm Low    0.6     12:56pm High   1.3
Thursday         7:13am Low    0.9       4:34am High   1.0
                        8:45pm Low    0.7       1:25pm High   1.1
Friday            11:11am Low    0.9       4:36am High   1.1
                        8:13pm Low    0.7       1:43pm High   0.9
Saturday          4:26pm Low    0.6       4:27am High   1.2
Sunday            4:37pm Low    0.4       4:37am High   1.4  Sunrise:6:04am  Sunset:7:32pm
 
The Marine forecast for the next several days is: (local forecast)
 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
Protected waters a light chop. Showers and isolated thunderstorms.
 
THURSDAY
Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
Protected waters a light chop. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
 

THURSDAY (81/74 Rain 60% wind ESE-8)
FRIDAY (85/75 rain 60% wind SE-7)
SATURDAY (86/75 rain 60% wind ESE-9)
SUNDAY (87/74 rain 40% wind ESE-8)
 
 
Tight lines and screaming drags,
Sam




First Sailfish decked-65 inches plus another 30+ King
7/26/2018
 
The Tarpon bite has heated up and the first Sailfish hit the deck of the H. B. Miller Pier. Kings have been finicky but a couple of nice ones were caught. Spanish have returned with a decent early morning and late afternoon bite. Red Drum were marauding the small Alewives in the surf. Loads of Hardtails were stacked into coolers.
 
The Alewife die-off has begun. Tarpon are coming by regularly and willing to eat. I lost count of how many strikes and brief hook-ups happened but it was a lot. Several fish were brought pier side. The best bite was at sunset. Fish over 100 pounds were common and a few anglers got schooled and spooled. Swim baits were hot but Ghost X-Raps were not far behind. Big spoons got their attention as well. Check the video of Tyler’s fight and successful release.    


 
The first half of the week saw a slow bite for Kings but improved some by Thursday. We were catching mostly “scoolies” up to about 14 pounds. Paul, Shirley, Shirley’s Grandson and Lyn all decked Kings. It would be Lyn’s first King. Then Thursday Kurt and I were floating bait off the SE corner when two Kings popped up. Kurt’s bait got knocked off his hook by the bigger fish and the smaller one hit my bait. Kurt quickly tossed another bait and got slammed by the bigger fish, again. It gave him a good battle but Kurt brought the 25 pound fish to my gaff. Then Saturday. Albert got hammered on his X-Rap and landed the second fish over 30 pounds for the year. It weighed 32.1 pounds.   



 






Several Sailfish were seen this week in the mornings and a couple were briefly hooked. Thursday Roger got a solid hook-up with a 65 inch fish. He had intended on releasing the fish but it got tail-wrapped and died during the fight. It did not go to waste as several anglers shared the meat. 


 
Species caught: King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Sailfish, Bonito, Tarpon, Red Drum, Ladyfish and Hardtails. Bait: Cigar minnows, Alewives and a few Threadfin Herring.
 
Water temperature81
 
MM
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ATMP
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WTMP
°F
DEWP
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SAL
psu
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nmi
TIDE
ft
07
22
8:42 am
W
15.9
18.1
-
-
-
-
29.88
-
82.8
81.1
-
-
-
-
07
22
8:36 am
W
15.9
18.1
-
-
-
-
29.88
-
82.6
81.1
-
-
-
-
07
22
8:30 am
W
15.0
17.1
-
-
-
-
29.88
-
82.6
81.3
-
-
-
-
07
22
8:24 am
W
14.0
17.1
-
-
-
-
29.88
-
82.6
81.3
-
-
-
-
07
22
8:18 am
W
15.0
17.1
-
-
-
-
29.88
-
82.6
81.3
-
-
-
-
07
22
8:12 am
W
15.0
17.1
-
-
-
-
29.88
-
82.8
81.1
-
-
-
-
07
22
8:06 am
W
15.0
19.0
-
-
-
-
29.88
-
82.8
81.0
-
-
-
-
 
 
Tides for the week:     Full Moon Friday July 27th
 
Monday           6:28pm Low    0.1       7:30am High   1.6  Sunrise:5:56am  Sunset:7:41pm
Tuesday           7:06pm Low    0.1       8:08am High   1.6
Wednesday      7:42pm Low    0.1       8:47am High   1.7
Thursday         8:16pm Low    0.1       9:26am High   1.7
Friday              8:43pm Low    0.1     10:06am High   1.7
Saturday          9:00pm Low    0.2     10:44am High   1.6
Sunday            9:08pm Low    0.3     11:20pm High   1.6  Sunrise:6:00am  Sunset:7:37pm
 
The Marine forecast for the next several days is: (local forecast)
 

 
THURSDAY (88/77 rain 20% wind SW-9)
Southwest winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Protected waters a light chop. Chance of shSouthwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Showers
and thunderstorms likely.
 
FRIDAY (88/77 rain 10% wind SW-9)
SATURDAY (88/77 rain 20% wind SW-9)
SUNDAY (88/77 rain 30% wind SSW-9)
 
 
Tight lines and screaming drags,
Sam




Tarpon and decent Kings
7/20/2018
 
The water is heating up and so are the Tarpon. Schools. Quite a few were hooked early mornings but most of the bite was at or even after sunset. As usual the majority of hook-ups only lasted a few seconds but several were brought pier side and released. The King bite was warmer too with several fish in the twenty pound class caught. A few Spanish and Bonito hit the deck as well. Several Sailfish visited the pier but mostly teased us. A couple were hooked briefly. Alewife schools are gathering and a small die-off has begun with our hot water.
 
Tarpon anglers are lining the rail hoping for the “Silver King” to strike their bait as the weekend and two month tournament continues. Only a few are on the board as most were caught by anglers not in the tournament like this one hooked on a modified King rig. The angler was floating an Alewife under a small cork when the fish rolled on his bait. He got the fish back to the front of the pier but it chaffed the line before a good picture could be shot. I did manage to get a short video. 


 
Eric got our week started Sunday with the big King for the week that weighed in at 25 pounds. That would not be the only good fish as the week continued with two additional fish 24 pounds each. There were also a 19 pound 7 ounce, 17 pound 10 ounce and a few more in the teens.Three days we saw over 40 fish that were only window shopping and would not hit the bait.Of course, “Flipper” was an ever present pain and collected his usual tax of a few of our catch. Eric leads the group of pictures followed by Kevin with the King head “Flipper” returned to him. Then Ned’s 17 pound 10 oz., my  24# 2oz., 19# 7 oz. and 14 year old Levy with his fish.  






 


Other action included Spanish and Bonito. Norito caught one of the summer Bonito that came through on Monday. David decked a decent Spanish Thursday. 




 
Species caught: King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, Tarpon, Red Drum, Ladyfish and Hardtails. Bait: Cigar minnows and Alewives.
 
Water temperature86
MM
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TIME
(EDT)
WDIR
WSPD
kts
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DPD
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sec
MWD
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PTDY
in
ATMP
°F
WTMP
°F
DEWP
°F
SAL
psu
VIS
nmi
TIDE
ft
07
15
8:54 am
E
1.9
4.1
-
-
-
-
30.07
-
84.0
86.0
-
-
-
-
07
15
8:48 am
E
1.9
2.9
-
-
-
-
30.06
-
83.1
86.0
-
-
-
-
07
15
8:42 am
ESE
2.9
4.1
-
-
-
-
30.06
-
82.6
85.8
-
-
-
-
07
15
8:36 am
ESE
2.9
5.1
-
-
-
-
30.07
-
82.2
85.6
-
-
-
-
07
15
8:30 am
E
4.1
6.0
-
-
-
-
30.06
-
81.9
85.5
-
-
-
-
07
15
8:24 am
E
4.1
5.1
-
-
-
-
30.07
-
81.9
85.5
-
-
-
-
07
15
8:18 am
E
4.1
6.0
-
-
-
-
30.07
-
81.5
85.3
-
-
-
-
15
8:12 am
E
4.1
6.0
-
-
-
-
30.07
-
81.0
85.3
-
-
-
-
 

 
 
Tight lines and screaming drags,
Sam




Sailfish and Tarpon hooked
6/12/2018
 
The week started with Tarpon moving through and a few ate giving the anglers a a short ariel display. None were brought pier side. Sailfish were spotted and one hooked for a couple of jumps. Then another one teased us for over two hours only to ignore bait after bait before disappearing. July 4th falling on Wednesday put a damper on our King fishing as the pier was restricted from Monday afternoon until late morning Thursday due to the fireworks preparation. However, we did have a King bite that was early mornings and late afternoon early week then scattered during the day late week. Spanish were mostly missing. A few Mahi came by and schools of Red Drum were in the skinny water.
 
The King bite was best late afternoons with a number of small fish hitting the deck. Billy W. had a good Monday afternoon maxing his limit on “scoolie” Kings. We were not able to fish for Kings Tuesday or Wednesday but resumed Thursday with more small fish caught. Friday would bring our best fish for the week. Ivy had been soaking a Hardtail for over an hour when a small King flashed by. Then out of nowhere a much nicer King violently smashed her bait. The fight started slow with the fish not running at all. It just stayed deep shaking it’s head. All of a sudden it came alive and line began disappearing off the spool unbelievably fast. We thought she was going to get spooled. Tyler ratcheted the drag and the fish was finally stopped. It would be Ivy’s first fish in many months but even with burning arms she brought her 23 pound 10 ounce fish to the gaff. It took the big fish of the week award and made her day. About an hour later, I got lucky with a 16 pound fish. 


 


The Mahi bite has been good so far this season. A number of fish have hit the deck over the past few weeks and that trend continued this week. Brenda put a decent one on the deck Sunday.


 
Bob and Janet target the skinny water fish regularly. As I walked onto the pier Friday morning there was a large school of Red Drum staged on the west side. Bob was soaking dead cigar minnows with no takers. I then continued and as I approached Janet, she caught two small Choffers. I suggested she get them to Bob as they are great bait for Reds. A little later, I got an email from Bob including this picture of the 27 inch Red he caught with one of the Choffers. I’ll bet they had blackened Red for dinner. 


 
Species caught: King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, Mahi, Red Drum, Ladyfish and Hardtails. Bait: Cigar minnows, Spanish Sardines, Threadfin Herring and Alewives.
 
Water temperature85
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TIME
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WSPD
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kts
WVHT
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DPD
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MWD
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PTDY
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ATMP
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WTMP
°F
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SAL
psu
VIS
nmi
TIDE
ft
07
08
7:12 am
W
4.1
8.9
-
-
-
-
30.14
-
72.5
85.5
-
-
-
-
07
08
7:06 am
WSW
11.1
15.9
-
-
-
-
30.14
-
74.1
85.5
-
-
-
-
07
08
7:00 am
WSW
15.9
18.1
-
-
-
-
30.13
+0.04
74.1
85.5
-
-
-
-
07
08
6:54 am
NW
4.1
5.1
-
-
-
-
30.13
-
74.3
85.5
-
-
-
-
07
08
6:48 am
NE
5.1
6.0
-
-
-
-
30.12
-
74.3
85.5
-
-
-
-
 
 
Tides for the week:    New Moon  Thursday July 12th  Full Moon Friday July 27th
 
Thursday         8:33pm Low   -0.3       9:33am High   1.9
Friday              9:22pm Low   -0.3     10:34am High   1.9
Saturday        10:06pm Low   -0.2     11:36am High   1.9
Sunday           10:40pm Low    0.0     12:33pm High   1.7  Sunrise:5:42am  Sunset:7:45pm
 
 
 
Tight lines and screaming drags,
Sam




PCB Pier Report
First King over 30 pounds decked
7/6/2018
 
Sunday afternoon, the water finally cleared and seemed back to normal. We had a good week of Kings with multiple fish decked each day. A few Spanish were caught along with Summer Bonito. Mahi were hear the first half of the week in good numbers. Tarpon continue to move through but the bite is slow. Three were hooked briefly one evening but none have been brought pier side. Red Drum and Flounder made their way to coolers. Bait was thick.
 
George has recently made the move to PCB and was rewarded with the first King Mackerel over 30 pounds this year. He was throwing a dead cigar minnow late Sunday evening when the “Smoker” began to scream line off his reel. After two good runs and a lengthy fight, George brought the 32 pound fish to the gaff just as the sun set. This began the best week for Kings to date this year. There were several days we decked over a dozen fish and one day with over 20. Most were “scoolies” with a few in the 15 pound class.Bait far out fished lures this week but at least bait was plentiful. Remora have been a problem all week but Friday, “Flipper” was a nusance. He got three Kings in a row. George leads the photo line-up with his big fish followed by Colton who had his best trip ever, shown with two of three Kings he got Thursday (one was 15# 5 oz.). Then we have: Brenda, Jesus, Phillip, Gabriel (with his personal best 15#) and the King head that “Flipper” left me. 


 





The Spanish Mackerel bite has been slow. A few were caught using spoons, bubble rigs and bait. Most were average to small. 


 
Mahi made another come back with several hitting the deck each day the first half of the week. Most were caught with bait. Guy got lucky with this nice one: 


 
Schools of small Bonito have been thick for weeks. They are still around but the Summer Bonito were mixed in as well. They made your heart jump into your throat as they looked a lot like Blackfin Tuna when they hit your bait. I even had one inhale a very large Threadfin Herring. Ivan holds one of the “footballs” that was caught Thursday.


 
Not all the action was on the end Tee as the shallows produced too. Red Drum were in schools and even a few slot fish were caught. Flounder made an appearance too. Bob decked a nice one he invited for dinner. 


 
Species caught: King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Mahi, Bonito, Red Drum, Flounder,  Ladyfish and Hardtails. Bait: Cigar minnows, Spanish Sardines, Threadfin Herring and Alewives.
 
Water temperature84
 
MM
DD
TIME
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WDIR
WSPD
kts
GST
kts
WVHT
ft
DPD
sec
APD
sec
MWD
PRES
in
PTDY
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ATMP
°F
WTMP
°F
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SAL
psu
VIS
nmi
TIDE
ft
07
01
6:24 am
E
4.1
8.9
-
-
-
-
29.96
-
76.8
83.8
-
-
-
-
07
01
6:18 am
E
7.0
8.9
-
-
-
-
29.96
-
76.8
83.8
-
-
-
-
07
01
6:12 am
E
7.0
9.9
-
-
-
-
29.96
-
76.5
83.8
-
-
-
-
07
01
6:06 am
E
7.0
11.1
-
-
-
-
29.95
-
76.5
84.0
-
-
-
-
07
01
6:00 am
E
8.0
12.0
-
-
-
-
29.95
-0.01
76.3
84.2
-
-
-
-
07
01
5:54 am
ENE
5.1
6.0
-
-
-
-
29.95
-
76.1
84.4
-
-
-
-
 
 
Tides for the week:    Full Moon  Thursday July 12th
 
Saturday            5:39pm Low   0.5      6:57am High   1.1
Sunday              5:43pm Low   0.3      7:04am High   1.3  Sunrise:5:48am  Sunset:7:47pm
 

SATURDAY (86/77 rain 40% wind W-9)
SUNDAY (87/77 rain 50% wind WSW-10)
 
 
Tight lines and screaming drags,
Sam




PCB Pier Report
6/27/2018



The fresh water continues to flood from the pass and other points all along the panhandle resulting in lower salinity. The June grass has increased significantly all week. The King and Spanish bite has been slow with mostly small fish. Small Bonitos and Nothern Mackerel are coming through in schools but are mostly feeding on tiny “rain minnows”. A few showed interest in small spoons and flies. Schools of Tarpon are passing, headed West but have shown little interest in feeding. Ladyfish and Hardtails are being caught all along the sides of the pier.
 
Small “schoolie” King Mackerel seem to be the norm this year. We still have not broken the 30 pound barrier and Summer is here. We did hook a couple of fish this week that appeared to be in the 20# range but they did not make their way to the deck. A look back at the same week 2017 revealed similar action and conditions. Even with the poor water, we caught several a day. The pictures show Vohn T, Danny, James, TJ and Tom C. with the fish they landed. Then there was “Flipper”. George had both fish he hooked Thursday taken by the Dolphins. 



 



Lots of small Bonito and Northern Mackerel were feeding on the rain minnows. They were difficult at best to entice a bite but a few were caught. Young McRae convinced this one to eat and was a happy angler. 



 
Austin was waiting for Tarpon to pass when a small Barracuda kept hanging off the front of the Tee. He tossed a topwater lure, gave it a jerk and to our surprise, he hit the Cuda in the side of the mouth. The fight was short but the gaffing was slow. I made numerous tries to stick the little Cuda only to have it bounce off the gaff. Finally, we succeeded and put it on the deck. 


 
Species caught: King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, Ladyfish, Hardtails and a Barracuda. Bait: Cigar minnows, Spanish Sardines, Threadfin Herring and Alewives.
 
Water temperature81
 
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
06
24
7:42 am
WSW
12.0
13.0
-
-
-
-
30.03
-
83.1
81.1
-
-
-
-
06
24
7:36 am
WSW
11.1
12.0
-
-
-
-
30.03
-
83.1
81.1
-
-
-
-
06
24
7:30 am
WSW
11.1
13.0
-
-
-
-
30.03
-
83.1
81.1
-
-
-
-
06
24
7:24 am
WSW
11.1
12.0
-
-
-
-
30.03
-
82.9
81.1
-
-
-
-
06
24
7:18 am
W
9.9
12.0
-
-
-
-
30.03
-
82.9
81.1
-
-
-
-
 
 
Tides for the week:    Wednesday, June 27th – Full Moon  Thursday July 12th - Full Moon

Thursday          9:11pm Low   -0.1    9:57am High   1.6
Friday               9:35pm Low   -0.1   10:35am High   1.6
Saturday           9:55pm Low   -0.1   11:14am High   1.6
Sunday            10:12pm Low   0.1   11:51am High   1.6  Sunrise:5:45am  Sunset:7:48pm
 

 
 
Tight lines and screaming drags,
Sam




Mahi were back
6/18/2018
 
Mahi were back two days. Tarpon schools were coming through going west but none were caught. Alweives were here but not in the concentration as normal for this time of year. The water is around 82 degrees so no die-off yet to entice the Tarpon to eat. The King and Spanish bite was pathetic. Bonito were around but in fewer numbers and further off the pier. Above normal rains north of us has flooded  the bays with fresh water which is being flushed into our near shore environment. We have had dark bay water all week. One sole Jack Crevelle was decked. Cigar minnows have been in, mostly early mornings and Alewives were hit and miss.
 
Between having bay water and lower salinity, the King bite was almost absent. Early week, Tom C. got things started with a rattle trap. It was a early morning strike and would be with the only 20 plus pound fish for the week. Tom’s fish took a long run and was completely spent as he brought the 23 pound King to the gaff. Then Wednesday, Ricky, visiting from Louisiana, put a 13 pound 8 ounce King on the deck. That would be the best fish as several others were caught but were “schoolies”.  


 
The Spanish Mackerel bite was no better. A few were caught each day but the numbers were small and the bites were spread throughout the day. Natural bait or lures were about equal for strikes.
 
A few Mahi made a return early week. One was caught Tuesday and three on Wednesday. Tom C. not only got the big King for the week but one of the 4 Mahi that were caught. This angler landed two of the three on Wednesday: 


 
Doug, another visiting angler, was casting a Rapala off the west corner of the Tee when it got hammered. As line began to peel off the spool, we thought he had a big Bonito. After a few back and forth trips around the Tee, we finally saw color. The big Jack was giving Doug quite a fight on light tackle. After a near cut off in the pilings, he was able to get the 20 pound 8 ounce fish to the gaff. 


 
Species caught: King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Mahi, Bonito, Ladyfish, Hardtails and a Jack Crevelle. Bait: Cigar minnows and Alewives.
 
Water temperature82
 
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
06
17
7:12 am
S
4.1
5.1
-
-
-
-
30.10
-
81.0
81.7
-
-
-
-
06
17
7:06 am
S
5.1
6.0
-
-
-
-
30.10
-
81.0
81.7
-
-
-
-
06
17
7:00 am
S
5.1
5.1
-
-
-
-
30.10
+0.03
81.0
81.7
-
-
-
-
06
17
6:54 am
SSW
4.1
5.1
-
-
-
-
30.10
-
80.8
81.7
-
-
-
-
06
17
6:48 am
S
5.1
5.1
-
-
-
-
30.09
-
81.0
81.7
-
-
-
-
 
 
Tides for the week:    Wednesday, June 13th – New Moon  Wednesday June 27th - Full Moon
 
Monday                                             1:34pm High   1.5  Sunrise:5:41am  Sunset:7:47pm
Tuesday         12:01am Low   0.1      1:56pm High   1.2
                       11:59pm Low   0.3
Wednesday    11:43pm Low   0.3      1:54pm High   1.0
Thursday        10:23pm Low   0.6      7:37am High   1.7
Friday               5:41pm Low   0.4      7:36am High   1.1
Saturday           6:14pm Low   0.2      7:52am High   1.3
Sunday             6:51pm Low   0.1      8:12am High   1.4  Sunrise:5:43am  Sunset:7:48pm
 
The Marine forecast for the next several days is: (local forecast)

MONDAY NIGHT
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast
after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Protected waters mostly smooth. Chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
 
TUESDAY (88/76 rain 20% wind WNW-7)
East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest 10
knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant period
4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
 
TUESDAY NIGHT
West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
 
WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
Southwest winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Protected waters a light chop. Chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
 
WEDNESDAY (85/77 rain 20% wind WSW-8)
FRIDAY (85/78 rain 20% wind W-9)
SATURDAY (85/77 rain 40% wind WSW-8)
SUNDAY (86/77 rain 30% wind W-7)
 
 
Tight lines and screaming drags,
Sam
 





 






 











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