Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaias has headed north thank goodness, and now we can hopefully get back to some fishing. I do not know the extent of the beach erosion but I plan on heading up on Wednesday and will post a report when I get back. I am sure there are some bottom changes and trough fill-ins along with some new deep spots along our beaches so my advice is to head up during the low tide periods and take a look. The latest report I have is from Wednesday and Thursday last week. Randy and I fished Wednesday morning on the south end of Tiger Shores and filled a cooler with some nice whiting and croaker. Bloodworm Fishbites was the scent and color that produced all of the fish. I returned to fish the high tide late Thursday afternoon and caught the biggest croaker I have seen all summer. I only ended up with around 20 big croaker and whiting but my cooler was 3/4 filled just because of the size of the croaker. The biggest news the number of snook that were cruising the first trough. I saw more snook on Thursday evening than I've seen in a month and even played tug of war with a big girl for about five minutes that ate my fishbite. When she decided she had enough, down the trough she went and spit the rig. These fish have been spawning for the last couple of months in the inlet and weather it was the change of pressure from the approaching storm or the big numbers of croaker that were in the first trough, but they were present all evening. This is the time of the year that we have to respect the weather and we were lucky not to have not received hurricane force winds or crazy amounts of rain from this system. The impact of the Category 1 Hurricane/Topical Storm are going to be felt all the way up the eastern seaboard. As the week progresses the surf should clean up and conditions look favorable to get back to catching the whiting, croaker and catch-and-release snook. Good Luck and Catch um up!
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