Sunday, October 2, 2016

10/2 - not close enough!!

HURRICANES...WE NEED THEM, AND WE NEED THIS ONE. ''MATTHEW''

THE LOCAL WATERS ARE TOO WARM, AND A GOOD TOILET FLUSH WOULD BE A GOOD THING.


















RAIN, YES RAIN IS ALWAYS A GOOD THING FOR FLORIDA, ESPECIALLY THE ST. JOHNS RIVER, IN N.E. FLORIDA.  BUT THINK ABOUT IT FOR A MINUTE. THE WATER TEMP IS JUST 2-3 DEGREES LESS THAN IT WAS IN MID JULY, RIGHT NOW!!

THATS NOT A GOOD THING.  SURE THE FALL SEASON SEEMS ON TRACK. BUT IF YOU'VE FISHED JACKSONVILLE LONG ENOUGH AND PAY ATTENTION TO THE WEATHER CYCLES LIKE I DO, YOU CAN'T HELP, ''WISHING FOR DAYS LONG PAST'' AND THOSE DAYS FROM YEARS PAST MEAN FALL SEASONS, THAT WERE WET, COOLER, HENCE THE FISHING WAS....THROUGH THE ROOF!

I REMEMBER FALL BULL REDFISHING THAT TOOK PLACE OUTSIDE THE SOUTH JETTY THAT WAS PURE PHENOMENAL. THE REDS WEREN'T THICK IN THE RIVER. THEY WERE THICK OUTSIDE THE JETTIES.

IT WAS SO GOOD, I COULD JUST DRIFT WITH A SEA-ANCHOR DEPLOYED JUST OFF THE OUTSIDE THE SOUTH JETTY, AND CATCH ALL YOU EVER WANTED OF THE TRUE BULL REDFISH.  FISHING BECAME WORK, WHEN WE'D ANCHOR UP. 

WERE THESE YEARS WETTER...I BELIEVE SO.  I REMEMBER TROPICAL STORM FAY, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_Storm_Fay_(2008)  THAT DROPPED SO MUCH RAIN ON DAYTONA, THAT AREAS WERE UNDER WATER, WHILE JACKSONVILLE HAD SOMETHING LIKE 18 INCHES IN 24 HRS. MIXED WITH IT BEING THE START OF THE FALL SEASON BY THE TIME ALL THAT WATER FLUSHED OUT TO THE JETTIES, 

''WE WERE IN FISHING HEAVEN. EVERYTHING WAS BITING, FROM GIANT REDFISH SIZED CROAKERS TO TROUT AND BLACK DRUM, BLACKTIPS, AND BULL REDS...''

I'M JUST USING T.S. FAY AS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT COULD BE. BECAUSE THE FISH IN THE ST. JOHNS RIVER IN DUVAL COUNTY ARE STARVED FOR FRESHWATER, ALL THE TIME! (THE WORD ESTUARY MEANS: An estuary is a partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea. Estuaries form a transition zone between river environments and maritime environments.) 
BUT THE DEFINITION DOESN'T TAKE INTO ACCOUNT, UN-NATURAL RIVERS, DREDGED, W/ OPEN OCEAN FLOWING AT ITS MAXIMUM!



LOCAL FISHING THRIVES WHEN THAT GREAT SALTY BAY WE ALL FISH GETS, ''FRESH!!'' 
OUR ESTUARY IS STARVED FOR FRESH/BRACKISH WATER IN DUVAL COUNTY.

....and BTW, I lost about a grand this week alone, in reschedules already!
who else loves a unpaid week long vacation?
let me know in the comments if you like being BROKE! 

2 comments:

dougwur said...

Dave, Looks like you're getting more than a flush tonight. Best wishes and stay safe.
I split a few charters with an older guy about 8 years ago. Sold our condo at Palencia. Doug Wurster

Capt. Dave Sipler said...

Hey Doug....welcome back! Personally, Trees are my worst nightmare where I live. And looking forward to a good flush!