Archives for March 2012

Friday Morning

Flat in South Florida this morning.

There’s a lot of activities going on this weekend.
Surfers for Autism this weekend in Deerfield.
Greenback Surf club party in Fort Lauderdale.
Quicksilver Blow Out sale down in Miami.
Art show and contest with artist Andy Davis at BC in Fort Lauderdale.

Thursday

Knee high and unrideable in Broward this morning.

Central Florida almost looks like it’s worth the drive.

Fishing Report for March 28, 2012

Dade, Broward, Palm Beach Waters

Tarpon continue to thrill inlet anglers day and night when the weather allows anglers to safely fish there. Live free lined and slow trolled shrimp is the preferred approach for the silver giants but bouncing ½ ounce to one ounce jig heads tipped with soft plastic artificial shrimp or large live shrimp has produced tarpon, snappers and groupers. Spanish mackerel can be found in 20 of water out to 40 feet of water. Trolling feathers, silver spoons and crank baits in these depths can help you locate the fish and once the fish are located you can cast similar lures or fish live baits. Kingfish to 40 pounds have been caught in depths from 40 feet out to 120 feet of water on live pilchards, threadfin herring and fresh ballyhoo hooked to a jig or a three hook rig. Dolphin have been available in depths from 120 feet out to 600 feet of water. Sailfish, blackfin tuna and a few wahoo can be had in the same depths. A 350 pound swordfish was caught a few days ago in Fort Lauderdale by three anglers fishing for sharks in 350 feet of water. Bottom fishing over the wrecks is producing a lot of amberjacks and almaco jacks plus a few mutton snappers, cobia and groupers that must be released. Live pinfish and threadfin herring have been the top bottom bait. Nighttime bottom fishing over the reefs is producing kingfish and snappers.

Biscayne Bay Inshore

Big jacks up to 15 pounds have been chasing what’s left of the pilchard schools in the bay. Hit it right and you can catch your bait before the jacks break up the schools and then catch the jacks. Give these great fighters a break and release them after your 30 minute battle. They can save a day and today the schools are less than half of what they were just a few years ago. Topwaters will get you a quick strike and hookup when these fish are crashing on the surface. On recent trips in the bay my clients have had snook on almost every trip, jacks to 11 pounds, seatrout to 4 pounds plus lots of barracudas, gag groupers, snappers and smaller jacks. Nighttime small tarpon fishing has been fair around the bridges and a few snook can be had next to the dock lights and bridges.

 

Wednesday

Knee to waist high with some bigger sets. Low tide had a hurtin on it but there were some fun ones. It should get a little better with the incoming tide.

BC Art Show & Contest March 31

Billabong Guest Designer and Artist Andy Davis will be displaying his art work at B.C. Surf & Sport

Andy will also be judging an Art Contest of local art submissions. Grand Prize wins a $200 Billabong Shopping Spree at B.C.

People can still enter their art through March 30th

Only 2-d art, no photographs. All Ages

The art must be based around the theme of Waves

Event is from 6-8pm

Call the store or come in for more info

Tuesday Morning

Starting off this morning with some knee high wind chop. Looks like it’ll be rideable by this afternoon.

Saturday

Flat down south. We had to drive to central Florida to find some fun little waist high waves with offshore winds. Kinda worth the drive.

The forecast is calling for a NE swell to make it down here Wednesday and last a couple days. Winds will be on it but Thursday morning could be fun with lighter winds.

Kulcha Shok’s Jah Surf April 19

Thursday April 19 Kulcha Shok Muzik every third Thursday is the monthly surf/reggae party called JAH SURF. 2 live bands on the second floor with surf videos. Lance-0 & J5 of Kulcha Shok spin the best in reggae, reggae rock & dancehall. 3 floors including an open air rooftop oceanview 9pm free. Sandbar 900 Sunrise Lane Ft Lauderdale

Friday

Little knee high sliders this morning in Deerfield.

The wave models are showing us getting a NE swell around the middle of next week. Winds look to be on it but hopefully not that bad.

Thursday

Knee to waist high windchop in Pompano this morning. Not as fun as yesterday but there are a few peaks to be had.