Posted on August 29th, 2016
We had one last day of offshore fishing today before tropical depression #8 moves into the area. It is currently approaching the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It will continue to move toward NC and then it is forecast to make a hard NE turn and head out to see….that’s the good news. The bad news is that there is another tropical system entering the Gulf of Mexico that is forecast to move into the panhandle of Florida and up the coast and follow #8 right out to sea. So much for fishing until next week. You may be able to squeeze in some inshore fishing tomorrow, offshore is a MAYBE, but a probably not. After tomorrow however, I’m predicting offshore fishing will be closed until sometime next week. Here is the offshore forecast through Saturday night.
E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT…BECOMING S. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT…INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS
BUILDING TO 9 TO 15 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
S TO SE WINDS 30 TO 40 KT…BECOMING S TO SW. SEAS 10 TO 16
FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
W TO SW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BECOMING
9 TO 14 FT… SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7 FT.
SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 8 TO 14 FT.
W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 9 FT.
W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT…BECOMING E TO NE 15 TO 25 KT.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
E TO NE WINDS INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT…THEN BECOMING
N TO NE 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS BECOMING 17 TO 25 FT…THEN BUILDING TO 19
TO 34 FT.
N TO NE WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 14 TO 29 FT.
N TO NE WINDS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BECOMING
13 TO 22 FT… SUBSIDING TO 10 TO 14 FT.
Sometimes there is good fishing before systems like this. There is a theory that fish feel pressure systems like some other creatures and will feed before bad weather. Whether it’s true or not, who knows, but it seemed to be the case today.
Jesse Steen and his crew captured 8 yellowfin tuna and released two very large brown sharks today on the charter boat MARLI with Captain Mark Hoos and mate Mark Stephens.
Captain Joe Drosey on Rhonda’s Osprey had a great day fishing 300 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon. Captain Joe put his crew on six white marlin releases and a blue marlin release. The crew got an awesome shot of one of their white marlin.
I received a couple of photos from Wes Pollitt from the Morning Star with Captain Monty Hawkins that showed some good flounder fishing on board today. Wes reported some good flounder action with fish as big as six pounds.
Bear at the Oceanic Pier also sent in a photo of a nice flounder. Jeff from Wellsville, PA caught this 20″ flounder from the north inlet sea wall on a live minnow.
I got outfished by my kid this afternoon. My son Ryan and I headed out for a short trip behind Assateague Island and used minnows and Gulp to release five short flounder. Ryan caught four of them and I had one…..I taught him everything he knows.