This week Mother nature continued on her manic wintry demeanor with continued colder than normal temps and threats of wintry precipitation in the forecast grinding any thought of “season progression” to a “slow as molasses in winter time” pace. Tied to the dock for most of the week is where we found ourselves due to hard North West winds that emptied our bays enough to find the Reel Fantasea soft aground in her slip while testing the tensile strength of her dock lines.
Despite her best effort though the season did continue to progress and with the extended forecast looking more favorable/seasonal/reasonable the optimistic angler in me can’t help to be excited about this weeks warming trend results!
It has been my long time observation and belief that the solar altitude [ longer day – spring or shorter day- fall] is the migration’s more profound influence rather than water temperature alone . Why ? because year after year certain species of fish continue to be on a “time schedule” that conforms to calendar date rather than water temps.
With that being said I’m thinking/hoping that bluefish and weakfish will start showing/cooperating in better numbers as this weeks weather trends it’s inevitable warming momentum. As cold as the temps were today [NW wind blown 42 degrees] you could feel the immediate warming of the sun’s steeper influences when the wind laid down. Water temps also responded upwardly in just a matter of hours regardless of air temps via the suns steeper penetration [ not unlike car window heating]
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Wishing everyone fair winds and calm seas,
Captain Steve Purul
Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters