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Boca Non-Report 8-31

Family in from out of town. Forecast was calm winds/flat. Out Boca at 0730, to a stiff breeze and crappy 1-3's from two directions. Pencil-grass everywhere inshore. Eel grass and regular seaweed busted up out to about 450'. Hard to keep surface baits clean, and forget the wire line..
We did see a couple of schools of Mullet out in 125'. They were moving fast and did not pop up too often. The Sails that were working the school would come up on the mono rigged ballyhoo I was tossing at them, but they wouldn't eat. Lost that school and found another later, inshore some. Same result.

The chop got to everybody so we bagged it and ate lunch in Lake Boca. Sux that the forecast was so wrong.. Definitely got spoiled by the Wahoo bite before the storm..
FS Forum member since February, 2002
Throwing Money into the Marine Industry since 1981


  • NiceSpreadNiceSpread Posts: 109 Deckhand
    guess they weren't feeling the harmonics your big yami was singing to them.
  • TriplewrapTriplewrap Posts: 173 Deckhand
    I enjoyed the harmonics, even if the fish didn't :)
    FS Forum member since February, 2002
    Throwing Money into the Marine Industry since 1981
  • Plane Fish nPlane Fish n Posts: 6,439 Admiral

    I find the forecasts to be off more than they are on!

    Maybe we are in the wrong business you and I. :grin

    Just think.. we could be wrong 90% of the time in doing our job and still get paid.. What a country! :USA


  • TriplewrapTriplewrap Posts: 173 Deckhand
    I hear ya on that. When I ran out Boca, there was a very large storm building to the NW. The wind was moving toward the storm, causing the chop. Rather than moving off, the storm just kept building. The winds kept up and it was nasty.. Just bad luck. It wasn't windy in WPB or Laud.. Just around this storm. Tis the Season ! Jellyfish were scarce though.

    I could have dealt with that, were it not for all the weeds inshore. I was not able to see if the Wahoos were still around.. The Mullet schools out deep were very cool. One more competent person aboard and we could have worked them right.. It is the equivalent of an offshore pallet with a barnacle-rope hanging off it..
    FS Forum member since February, 2002
    Throwing Money into the Marine Industry since 1981
  • area52area52 Posts: 519 Officer
    This time of year is a good time just to find the color change and drift with live bait. No need to burn a lot of fuel.
  • Uncle BuckUncle Buck Posts: 1,197 Officer
    Wave periods have been really short lately, making the seas feel worse than they are.
    Meanwhile, on the little fiberglass boat Uncle Buck...
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