It does not look like the wind is going to keep anyone off of the beach this weekend but the rain might. I have the foul weather gear ready but I hope everyone will use some common sense if and when the lightning makes an appearance. The beach is the last place you want to be when the thunderstorms start rolling through. The first thunder clap or lightning bolt I hear or see has me packing up my gear and getting to the truck. If it is just rain, no problem, I will fish through it but lightning is not something to fool with. I hope to get back to some great whiting and croaker fishing along with spanish mackerel and catch and release snook. Expect more tarpon to be showing up in the bait schools that are making a showing along our beaches. I worked at the Snook Nook this morning and was happy to see they got in a big order of Fishbites late last week. One of the pegs of the Bloodworm Scent was already empty so if you need some do not wait to stop in and get some. This bait is has been my favorite for the whiting and croaker the last couple of years followed by Pink Shrimp. If you want to put some in the cooler make sure you have an ample supply. The high tide mark will be in the am all weekend so that should be the most productive time period. Keep your baits in that first trough and you should have some fun.
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