The current moon phase is a Waning Gibbous and 78 percent of the moon is visible. The sun will rise at 07:19 am and sets at 05:42 pm while the moon rises at 10:19 pm and sets at 10:48 am.
The two major so lunar periods last for two hours or more and normally produce best results. Check out those days when they happen during sunrise or sunset for an extra boost.
The first major so lunar feeding period starts at 03:02 am. The second major so lunar feeding period starts at 03:33 pm.
But if other factors like weather, tides, sunrise, etc are favorable those times could be just as good as the major times. The first minor so lunar feeding period starts at 09:48 am.
Other interesting stuff Please log in to leave a comment Anglers catch hundreds of brawny, beautiful and delicious species in teeming estuaries, off gorgeous beaches and in the deep blue oceans surrounding the Florida peninsula.
So close that you giggle as a pod of dolphins plays in your bow wave in the Indian River Lagoon, near Stuart, Sebastian or Titusville. Or, catch bass species that thrive only in North Florida rivers such as the magnificent Suwanee, where class III rapids add serious excitement to a fishing trip on the river between White Springs and the Town of Suwanee, where the river passes through the Lower Suwanee National Wildlife Refuge, pouring out into the Gulf of Mexico.
Whether it’s a red snapper caught off Destiny, speckled trout from Tampa Bay, or a mess of crappie from Tallahassee ’s Lake Alcuin, there’s not much more satisfying or delicious than eating fish you caught yourself. Most places you can find a restaurant that will cook your catch to order.
Florida ’s the place to fire up a young angler’s inner fishing fanatic. Spring break or summer vacation are both great times for feisty, delicious easy-to-catch fish.
The biggest sea trout on record came from Fort Pierce. Would love to fish some wrecks with a full sink line, and also see if we could get some AJ's chummed up near the surface to catch on top waters.
I also have a soft spot for wrestling big sharks on fly gear. Weather cancellations are made by the captain only and are not charged a cancellation fee.
Okeechobee Bluegill fishing is fun and catching them are second to none in the frying pan. Catching a mess of big bluegill is a common event throughout the spring, summer, and early fall on Lake Okeechobee.
Bluegill spawning activities also cycle around the full moon periods. The 5-day period before and after the full moon is a great time to catch a limit of fish.
Anglers can purchase worms and crickets from local Lake Okeechobee marinas. Okeechobee is one of the hottest fishing lakes in Florida for large mouth bass, crappie, and bluegill.
Also, the most famous lake in the state for catching quality and quantity of fish. Our Professional Staff, with nearly 400 years of combined angling experience fishing Lake Okeechobee are second to none.
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An excellent example of this is during the winter when blustery northers cause water levels within bay systems to drop two to three feet below the predicted low. When this occurs the only places to fish are in the deep holes regardless of tide predictions.
Other than it's cold in the winter and hot in the summer, the time of year plays a very important role in fishing tides. Fishing inshore waters during the winter is normally confined to deep holes.
Link this kind of weather with a rising tide and you can get wonderful fishing, especially for redfish, on bay flats. Over the span of the year daily tide changes range from none per day to as many as four (two high and two lows).
Invariably the incoming tide always offers the best odds to score because the rising water covers new feeding areas for fish and frees from the bottom myriads of minute marine life upon which bait feeds. There are no currents to bring schools of bait within range of the game fish, for during this slack period a lot what fish feed upon simply burrow into the sand or mud on the bottom or move into the grass in marshes.
High and low tides are noticeable along coastlines or structures fixed to the bottom but standing above the surface. High and low tides occur offshore, but they go unnoticed because there are no fixed references.
There are times when a lot of weight is needed to carry the baited hook down. The prime influence on tides is the position of the earth in relation to the moon and sun.
Study the Gulf Coast Fisherman's Forecast Adjustment Times, Tide Table Adjustment Times, Tide Tables for your area and Current Movement predictions. Without doubt the Sailfish is the most sought out species in South Florida, and for good reason.
Not only are sailfish plentiful here, but they are acrobatic, beautiful and a great adversary on lighter tackle. This is why Miami and the whole of Florida are considered one of the world's top destinations for catching sailfish.
The sailfish eats the bait and runs, you lock down on the drag, reel tight, the line pops off the kite clip and GAME ON! The use of live baits either drifted or slow trolled can provide plenty of sailfish as well.
The Everglades or as Marjory Stone man Douglas called it the “River of Grass”, runs south from Lake Okeechobee down to Florida Bay. The park is known for its large wading birds, such as the Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Stork, Great Blue Heron, and a variety of egrets.
Flamingo is also a world-class fishing destination and many anglers all over the country come to South Florida each year just to experience what the Everglades has to offer. Whether it’s stalking the flats for tailing Redfish and Shook, or casting to a school of 100 rolling Tarpon, Flamingo gives you that chance of a lifetime.
The park was established in 1947 by President Harry S. Truman to protect the unique and fragile ecosystem. The Everglades are extraordinary, covering more than a million acres at the tip of southern Florida.
The habitats within the park are quite diverse, ranging from the marine and estuaries areas of Florida Bay to pin elands, hardwood hammocks, and vast saw grass marshes and freshwater sloughs. There are numerous hiking and canoe trails, boardwalks, and interpretive displays, in addition to two visitor centers.
Located less than an hour from the Miami metropolitan area, Flamingo is the perfect escape from the everyday grind of life. I suspect some bigger fish will show up over the next few weeks with the push of mullet south.