Archives for February 2012

Wednesday

Knee to waist high, wishy washy wind chop. Little bigger and better than yesterday tho. Another cold front this weekend. Looks to be the same as the last few. Who knows what we’ll get.

Big Ups to Lance-O for working the camera while on baby duty this morning.

Fishing Report for Feb 29, 2012

Shrimp have been running one night and not the next. Tarpon have settled in around the ocean inlets where they have been eating large live shrimp slow drifted behind the boat early and late in the day and then into the night. Small groupers, jacks and snappers are taking shrimp fished close to the bottom in the ocean inlets. Spanish and large cero mackerel are chasing schools of ballyhoo in 20 feet of water from Haulover inlet south to Ocean Reef. Also on the reef has be loads of Bull Sharks!

Pier fishermen are catching some pompano when water conditions are a little murky, and those conditions might present themselves by Sunday. Lots of small gag and red groupers are being caught for catch and release by anglers fishing shallow reefs with cut bait and live pilchards.

Offshore fishing has been very spotty all week. A few dolphin have attacked baits fished from one boat and then dozens of other boats never see any. Bluewater has been close to the reef and there has been a lot of floating debris and weeds offshore, but besides a few tripletail and an occasional wahoo, not much else has been holding around the debris. Sailfish have been in better numbers outside of 100 feet of water. Large live threadfin herring are getting the sailfish. There have been reports of boats having multiple hookups on sails this week. This could be a great sailfishing weekend off of Miami. Plenty of amberjacks are being caught off the local artificial reefs on live pinfish and threadfin herring.

Inshore

Baitfish schools continue to attract a lot of attention from a wide variety of fish this week in the bay. Keep an eye out for diving terns in the bay. Once you spot them cast silver spoons, jigs, plugs and live pilchards in the area. Expect lots action from one pound bluefish, mackerel plus lots of jacks and ladyfish in these areas. There have been some large tarpon in the deeper parts of the bay and small snook along the island shorelines. Seatrout continue to be scattered over the grass flats and have been eating a ΒΌ ounce jigs tipped with artificial shrimp.

Tuesday Morning

Little knee high leftovers this morning in Pompano. Longboardable at best.
Looks like it might get rideable towards the end of the week.

Monday Morning

Waist to chest high windchop in North Broward again this morning. Winds have shifted more E/SE mixing with leftover North Swell. Needless to say it’s a washing machine out there.

Sunday

Waist to chest high windchop in North Broward.

Wednesday

What a weird swell. Some places got it and others didn’t. The above photos are from this morning in Central PBC .

Hopefully we’ll have some leftovers in the morning. Probably upcoast. I doubt it’ll make it down to Broward.

Tuesday Morning

Nothing yet in Pompano this morning . It’s hard to say if we are going to get anything down here or not. Keep an eye on the cams. Hopefully something will popup.

Monday Morning

Glassy flat. Worst winter ever!

Sundays south

Fun little knee high south swell! Great beach day, get out there.

Sunday Morning

Clean little south swell this morning in Pompano. It’s just big enough for the SUP…maybe a longboard.
The forecast still looks OK for tomorrow. I’m sure we will see waves somewhere in South Florida.

BTW, if you’re planning on traveling A1A before noon, you might want to find an alternative route. There’s a marathon between Los Olas and the north end of Pompano.