Due To Rough Seas, Our Fleet Stayed Dockside Again Today
Looking at the offshore forecast for today, they were calling for North to Northwest winds between 20 and 30 KT, bringing seas to between 7 and 12 feet. There is also a chance for scatted rain showers, and some isolated thunder storms. This weather would not of made for the best fishing conditions. Last time the boats went out they were successful at catching some Billfish, as long as some nice Mahi. Some boats have also been bringing in some nice Blueline Tilefish, and other great eating bottom dwelling fish. This weekend could be shaping up for some boats to be able to finally get back out offshore and fishing again, as the winds begin to drop out this evening.
The Inshore forecast for today was calling for North winds between 20 and 25KT, which will create high seas between 5 and 6 feet. None of the boats fished inshore today, because it would of been a bumpy boat ride. Aside from the weather the inshore fishing trips have been a little on the slow side. We have seen a scattered bite of Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish, as well as the occasional Red Drum.
The Rudee Inlet bite continues to be steady in recent days. We are still receiving reports of a nice Spot bite with a few Croaker in the mix, hitting best on live bloodworms. There have also been reports of some keeper Flounder hitting inside Rudee Inlet on Gulp on a light jig head. The Speckled Trout have also been biting over the past few days, anglers have been using gulp as well as the mirrolures. There have been some Puppy Drum in the inlet as well, they will attack a variety of baits from gulp to cut bait.