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Westerly Winds Dominate Weather Pattern
| Ever notice
how fisherman can explain every reason why the fish bite or dont bite? Fishermen are
ichthyologists, meteorologist, biographers, psychologists, philosophers, mythomaniacs,
lecturers, and emcees, all in one package. Combine these highly trained professions with a
captains license and the words become law (did I forget legislator?).
Being that I am now qualified, I can state with confidence
So what does this all mean? Fishing has been off the last week.
Working the flats will produce a few snook, redfish, trout, cobia, and jacks. When the wind is not blowing above 10 mph, tarpon can be sight casted along the troughs, channels, and hard bottom areas in Tampa Bay. When sight casting is not possible, dead bait fishing with fresh menhaden will work in areas that you know are holding poons. Bring a baseball bat for the catfish. Pompano are in the passes and are cruising the immediate beaches adjacent to the passes. Be persistent and have a game plan.
The west and southwest winds are not uncommon for this time of year. Though, we are getting them a bit more than in the last 10 years, get used to it. Meteorologists say that the pattern we are in the past two years is very similar to a weather pattern in the late 1800s. And could continue for the next 30 years. Oh yea, the sun rises in the East, and sets in the West.
Best Bets: tarpon and pompano
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