Wind: 10 mph early, quickly rose to about 15-20 mph from the S
Tide: Low was forecast at 11 am and high was at 6:00 pm based on Shell Beach station. Range about a half a foot on the chart, wind pushing in cleaner saltier water.
Water Level: started a bit below the grass line, up in the grass by afternoon.
Water Temperature: ~70 F
Water Clarity: fair, 2 ft. in main canals, clarity declined in windy shallow areas, cleaner water around weed beds with 3-4 ft. visibility.
Water salinity: ~ 5 parts per thousand
Weather/sky: mostly sunny, a few clouds
Temperature: ~ 80 F for high
Moon: almost new moon
Solunar period: good period @ noon to 2 p.m.
Time on the water: 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Water covered: ~ 9 miles
Other fishers: Jeff W.
Gear: #8 weight fly rods, floating lines, probably should have fished conventional tackle due to high winds.
10 bass from 10 up to 14”,
4 speckled trout (10-14”)
1 redfish, 26.75”
Lures: bass and trout caught on natural (bucktail and white) and a purple over chartreuse clousers with #4 sized hooks. Redfish came on spoon fly with gold glitter/ chartreuse marabou. Lost another nice redfish that broke off the spoon fly. (note: make more spoon flies).