Florida Fishing Report: Red Tide Status, 5-26-17

Florida Red Tide Status Map, 5-26-17, Courtesy Of FWC, Florida Red Tide Report.
Florida Red Tide Status Map, 5-26-17, Courtesy Of FWC, Florida Red Tide Report.

Florida Fish & Wildlife Red Tide Status: Friday, May 26, 2017

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FWC released the Red Tide Status Report this week.

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission red tide bulletin at 3:40 PM 5/26/2017.

Red Tide Status (May 26, 2017)

The Florida red tide organism, Karenia Brevis, persists at background to very low concentrations in Southwest Florida.

Over the past week, Karenia Brevis was observed at background to very low concentrations in four samples collected from Pinellas County; background to very low concentrations in two samples collected from Manatee County; and background to very low concentrations in four samples collected from Sarasota County.

Additional samples collected throughout Florida over the past week did not contain K. brevis.

Forecasts for Southwest Florida by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red TidesExternal Website predict south to southwestern transport of surface waters and southern, onshore movement of subsurface waters from Pinellas to Lee counties over the next three days.”  For more information, please see FWC.

Key for Results

Description Karenia breviscells/liter Possible Effects (K. brevis only)
NOT PRESENT – BACKGROUND background levels of 1,000 cells or less None anticipated
VERY LOW >1,000 to 10,000 Possible respiratory irritation; shellfish harvesting closures >  5,000 cells/L
LOW >10,000 to 100,000 Respiratory irritation, possible fish kills, and bloom chlorophyll probably detected by satellites at upper limits
MEDIUM >100,000 to 1,000,000 Respiratory irritation and probable fish kills
HIGH >1,000,000 As above plus discoloration

 

Miami Fishing Report, Thursday, May 26, 2017

Miami Fishing Report & Charters, SeaTrout, Thursday, May 26, 2017.
Miami Fishing Report & Charters, SeaTrout, Thursday, May 26, 2017.

Miami fishing report: SeaTrout.

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Miami Fishing Report, Thursday, May 26, 2017, Florida Fishing Report – Miami: SeaTrout; please check here for the latest Algal Bloom & Water Quality / Lake Okeechobee Update and here for Red Tide Report.

We report on Miami inshore and offshore fishing. We’re mostly focused on fishing Miami’s channels, grass flats, passes, oyster bars, mangroves and near shore fishing, but we’ll also give you an update on deep sea fishing if a Captain sends us a report!

We’re big advocates of catch and release, particularly for snook, but pretty much for most species.  Only take what you are going to eat, and a lot of fish are better off as sportfish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

Consistent with the near shore fishing theme, we post on fishing for redfish, snook, sea trout, pompano, snapper, grouper, ladyfish, Spanish mackerel, hogfish and other game fish!

We also report ongoing after bigger fish, including bull sharks, hammerhead sharks, lemon sharks, sandbar sharks, spinner sharks and black tip and black nose sharks. We’re very strong proponents of catching and releasing sharks unharmed.

Please see our SanibelCaptivaFort MyersSeashell & Shelling and Cuban Fishing sites for charter photos from our other captains, additional fishing and shelling reports, and musings on fishing in Cuba one of these days!

Again, unless you are going to eat a fish that is in season and of the appropriate size, we say let ‘em go to get bigger, have some fun and catch ‘em again another day!

At the right time of the year, we also post on tarpon, cobia and king mackerel when they are running!

Miami is increasingly one of the capitals of the Caribbean and Latin America, and the culture and fishing is some of the best in the world!  Whether you’re a serious fisherman or woman or a family looking for a great adventure, you are going to like Miami fishing!

Miami Fishing Report, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Florida Fishing Report – Miami: Pompano; daily Miami Fishing Report & Info On Miami Fishing Charters; Fishing Trips For Families & Children, As Well As Serious SportsFishermen and Fisherwomen!

We’re just getting started in Miami, but we’re looking forward to reporting on Miami fishing!

If you are a local fishing guide/captain and would like to submit photos and reports, please let us know.  All are welcome.  You can reach us @ FloridaFishingCharterReport@gmail.com.

Happy fishing!

The Miami Fishing Report Team!

Florida Fishing Report: Red Tide Status, 5-19-17

Florida Red Tide Status Map, 5-19-17, Courtesy Of FWC, Florida Red Tide Report.
Florida Red Tide Status Map, 5-19-17, Courtesy Of FWC, Florida Red Tide Report.

Florida Fish & Wildlife Red Tide Status: Friday, May 19, 2017

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FWC released the Red Tide Status Report this week.

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission red tide bulletin at 2:49 PM 5/19/2017.

Red Tide Status (May 19, 2017)

The Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists at background to very low concentrations in Southwest Florida.

Over the past week, Karenia brevis was observed at background concentrations in three samples collected from Manatee County; background concentrations in one sample collected from Sarasota County; and very low concentrations in one sample collected from Charlotte County.

Additional samples collected throughout Florida over the past week did not contain K. brevis.

Slight respiratory irritation was reported at Manatee Beach (Manatee County) on 5/18. Forecasts for Southwest Florida by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red TidesExternal Website predict the northern movement of surface waters and minimal net transport of subsurface waters from Pinellas to Lee counties over the next three days.”  For more information, please see FWC.

Key for Results

Description Karenia breviscells/liter Possible Effects (K. brevis only)
NOT PRESENT – BACKGROUND background levels of 1,000 cells or less None anticipated
VERY LOW >1,000 to 10,000 Possible respiratory irritation; shellfish harvesting closures >  5,000 cells/L
LOW >10,000 to 100,000 Respiratory irritation, possible fish kills, and bloom chlorophyll probably detected by satellites at upper limits
MEDIUM >100,000 to 1,000,000 Respiratory irritation and probable fish kills
HIGH >1,000,000 As above plus discoloration