Miami Fishing Report, Tuesday, August 23, 2016: Snook!

Miami Fishing Report & Charters, Snook, Tuesday, August 23, 2016.
Miami Fishing Report & Charters, Snook, Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Miami fishing report: Snook.

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Miami Fishing Report, Tuesday, August 23, 2016 / Florida Fishing Report – Miami: snook, catch & release; 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 sport fish, 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 on going 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, August 23, 2016 / Florida Fishing Report – Miami: sandbar shark  +  latest Algal Bloom & Water Quality & Red Tide Report; daily Miami Fishing Report & Info On Miami Fishing Charters; Fishing Trips For Families & Children, As Well As Serious Sport Fishermen 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 Algal Bloom Report, 8-19-16

Florida Algal Bloom Map, 8-19-16, Courtesy Of FWC.
Florida Algal Bloom Map, 8-19-16, Courtesy Of FWC.
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Florida Algal Bloom Update:  DEP released the following Florida Algal Bloom report news release at 3:21PM/E Friday, August 19, 2016.

Latest Actions

Florida Algal Bloom Response Summary

Sampling Schedule

“On Aug. 18, DEP conducted routine water-quality sampling along the Caloosahatchee River from Shell Point to SR31 and collected samples if algae was present.

Lee County surveyed Alva Boat Ramp, Franklin Locks, Davis Boat Ramp, North Shore Park and Midpoint Bridge Park. They collected samples if blooms were present.

On Aug. 17, DEP surveyed throughout the St. Lucie River, and at Central Marine in Stuart. In response to a report, DEP also surveyed the canals adjacent to SW Beach Way Avenue in Palm City and collected samples if blooms were present.

The South Florida Water Management District surveyed C-51 Flying Cow Rd. bridge and collected samples if a bloom was present.

On Aug. 16, the South Florida Water Management District surveyed S80 St. Lucie Locks and collected samples if blooms were present.

On Aug. 15, DEP surveyed sites throughout the St. Lucie Estuary and collect samples if blooms were present.

The South Florida Water Management District  surveyed water control structure X-East (S308c) in Port Mayaca as well as Caloosahatchee River water control structures from Moore Haven to Franklin Lock (CRFW S77, S78, S79. Samples were collected if blooms were present.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission conducted surveillance and collected samples at Ft. Pierce Inlet Beach, Blind Creek Park North, Jensen Beach, Bathtub Beach, Hobe Sound Beach and Coral Cove Beach.

Sampling Results

To date, a majority of the results continue to indicate low to extremely low levels of toxins. All results are reported to the Florida Department of Health (DOH), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS).

On August 15-16, DEP and the South Florida Water Management District staff were deployed to survey and collect samples on the St. Lucie river and estuary. A total of 4 samples were collected. All sample results were non-detect for toxins.

Since May 13, 2016, when the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) first observed an algal bloom on Lake Okeechobee during their routine sampling, DEP and the SFWMD have regularly responded to and sampled observed and reported algal blooms on Lake Okeechobee, in the St. Lucie River and Estuary and the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary.

Algal Bloom GIS Map

Sample Date Samples Collected By Samples Analyzed By Sampling Location (Latitude and Longitude) Sample Depth
(meters)
Algae ID Microcystin Toxin (measurement in micrograms per liter)
8/16/2016
(156)
SFWMD FDEP Martin County
C44S80 (-80.2853, 27.1104)
0.3 mixed algae; no dominant species in sample not detected
8/15/2016
(155)
FDEP FDEP Martin County
St. Lucie River (Central Marine) (-80.2551, 27.2154)
0.3 mixed algae; no dominant species in sample not detected
8/15/2016
(154)
FDEP FDEP Martin County
St. Lucie River (Leighton Park) (-80.2627, 27.1725)
0.3 mixed algae; no dominant species in sample not detected
8/15/2016
(153)
FDEP FDEP Martin County
St. Lucie River (Loggerhead Marina) (-80.2562, 27.212)
0.3 mixed algae; no dominant species in sample not detected
8/10/2016
(152)
FDEP FDEP Brevard County
Indian River Lagoon, Port St. John boat ramp (, )
0.3 not collected not detected
8/10/2016
(151)
SFWMD FDEP Palm Beach County
C51S155 (N 26° 38′ 41.2000″, W -80° 03′ 17.9800″)
0.25 mixed algae; no dominant species in sample not detected
8/10/2016
(150)
SFWMD FDEP Palm Beach County
Lake Clarke Shores (N 26° 38′ 58.8″, W -80° 04′ 27.2″)
0.25 mixed algae; no dominant species in sample not detected
8/10/2016
(149)
FDEP FDEP Martin County
S. Fork St. Lucie River – Central Marine (N 27° 12′ 55.0332″, W -80° 15′ 18.6444″)
0.3 mixed algae; no dominant species in sample not detected
8/10/2016
(148)
FDEP FDEP Martin County
S. Fork St. Lucie River – Leighton Park (N 27° 10′ 20.9028″, W -80° 15′ 46.1808″)
0.3 mixed algae; no dominant species in sample not detected
8/9/2016
(147)
SFWMD FDEP Martin County
C44 S80, St. Lucie Canal  (N 27° 6′ 37.442″, W -80° 17′ 7.095″)
0.3 mixed algae; no dominant species in sample 2.3 I
8/9/2016
(146)
FWC FWRI – algal ID; FDEP -toxins Martin County
Ft. Pierce Inlet Beach (N 27° 28.165′, W -80° 17.425′)
0.5 mixed algae; no dominant species in sample not detected
8/9/2016
(145)
FWC FWRI – algal ID; FDEP -toxins Martin County
Blind Creek Beach North (N 27° 22.729′, W -80° 15.204′)
0.5 mixed algae; no dominant species in sample not detected
8/9/2016
(144)
FWC FWRI – algal ID; FDEP -toxins St. Lucie County
Jensen Beach (N 27° 15.214′, W -80° 11.695′)
0.5 mixed algae; no dominant species in sample not detected
8/9/2016
(143)
FWC FWRI – algal ID; FDEP -toxins St. Lucie County
Bathtub Beach (N 27° 11.222′, W -80° 09.625′)
0.5 mixed algae; no dominant species in sample not detected
8/9/2016
(142)
FWC FWRI – algal ID; FDEP -toxins St. Lucie County
Hobe Sound Beach (N 27° 04.006′, W -80° 06.884′)
0.5 mixed algae; no dominant species in sample not detected
8/9/2016
(141)
FWC FWRI – algal ID; FDEP -toxins Palm Beach County
Coral Cove (N 26° 57.853′, W -80° 04.704′)
0.5 mixed algae; no dominant species in sample not detected
8/4/2016
(140)
Lee County FDEP Lee County
Caloosahatchee River – Franklin Locks Upstream (N 26° 43′ 16.2120″, W -81° 41′ 35.8080″)
0.3m mixed algae; no dominant species in sample not detected
8/4/2016
(139)
Lee County FDEP Lee County
Caloosahatchee River – Alva Boat Ramp (N 26° 42′ 49.3920″, W -81° 36′ 21.5640″)
0.3m mixed algae; no dominant species in sample not detected
8/3/2016
(138)
SFWMD FDEP Palm Beach County
Lake Okeechobee L006 (N 26° 49′ 18.3300″, W -80° 47′ 0.3000″)
0.3m mixed algae; no dominant species in sample not detected
8/3/2016
(137)
FDEP FDEP Martin County
St. Lucie S. Fork – Near Stuart Landing Marina (N 27° 9′ 54.000″, W -80° 15′ 7.200″)
0.3m Dominant taxon:Microcystis aeruginosa 2.4 I
8/2/2016
(136)
FWC FWRI – algal ID; FDEP -toxins Martin County
Ft. Pierce Inlet Beach (N 27° 28.165′, W -80° 17.425′)
0.5 m mixed algae; no dominant species in sample not detected
8/2/2016
(135)
FWC FWRI – algal ID; FDEP -toxins Martin County
Blind Creek Beach North (N 27° 22.729′, W -80° 15.204′)
0.5 m mixed algae; no dominant species in sample not detected
8/2/2016
(134)
FWC FWRI – algal ID; FDEP -toxins St. Lucie County
Jensen Beach (N 27° 15.214′, W -80° 11.695′)
0.5 m mixed algae; no dominant species in sample not detected
8/2/2016
(133)
FWC FWRI – algal ID; FDEP -toxins St. Lucie County
Bathtub Beach (N 27° 11.222′, W -80° 09.625′)
0.5 m mixed algae; no dominant species in sample not detected
8/2/2016
(132)
FWC FWRI – algal ID; FDEP -toxins St. Lucie County
Hobe Sound Beach (N 27° 04.006′, W -80° 06.884′)
0.5 m mixed algae; no dominant species in sample not detected
8/2/2016
(131)
FWC FWRI – algal ID; FDEP -toxins Palm Beach County
Coral Cove (N 26° 57.853′, W -80° 04.704′)
0.5 m mixed algae; no dominant species in sample not detected
8/2/2016
(130)
FWC FWRI – algal ID; FDEP -toxins St. Lucie County
Waveland Beach (N 27° 16.528′, W -80° 12.317′)
0.5 m mixed algae; no dominant species in sample not detected
8/2/2016
(129)
FDEP FDEP Indian River County
Oslo Road boat ramp (N 27° 35′ 12.048″, W -80° 21′ 54.7121″)
0.3 Dinoflagellate dominant, pending id confirmation from FWC not detected
8/2/2016
(128)
SFWMD FDEP Martin County
Upstream of St. Lucie Lock C44S80 (N 27° 6′ 37″, W -80° 17′ 7″)
0.3 mixed algae; no dominant species in sample not detected
8/2/2016
(127)
SFWMD FDEP Palm Beach County
LZ40 (N 26° 54′ 6.27″, W -80° 47′ 21.28″)
0.3 Dominant taxon:Microcystis aeruginosa 13
8/1/2016
(126)
SFWMD FDEP Martin County
S308C (N 26° 59′ 5.61″, W -80° 37′ 12.14″)
0.3 Dominant taxon:Planktolyngbya limnetica not detected
8/1/2016
(125)
FDEP FDEP Indian River County
Pebble Bay-Vero Beach (N 27° 40′ 33.900″, W -80° 22′ 0.1560″)
0.3 Dominant taxon:Scrippsiella trochoidea not detected
8/1/2016
(124)
FDEP FDEP Martin County
Downstream of St. Lucie Lock (C44S80) (N 27° 6′ 42″, W -80° 17′ 6″)
0.2 Dominant taxon:Microcystis aeruginosa 32
I – Reported value is between the laboratory method detection limit and the laboratory practical quantitation limit
J – Estimated value and/or the analysis did not meet established quality control criteria.

Previous Sampling Results

Health Effects

DOH takes the lead in determining if a HAB presents a risk to human health. DOH issues health advisories as they determine to be appropriate when toxicity levels are higher and may also post warning signs when Florida Algal blooms affect public beaches or other areas where there is the risk of human exposure. These actions are typically directed out of local county health departments, most often in consultation with staff from DOH’s Aquatic Toxins Program. The World Health Organization considers levels under 10 micrograms/liter to represent a low-level risk for adverse health outcomes from short-term recreational exposures; however, certain sensitive populations (e.g., children, the elderly and immunocompromised populations) may still be at risk even at low concentrations and should avoid any exposure.

DOH also follows up on reports of pets that may have been exposed to a bloom, since these events may predict potential human health threats.”

Who to Contact

The state’s bloom response team encourages residents to report algal blooms so that we can respond quickly and effectively.

  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection collects and analyzes algal bloom samples.
  • Florida Department of Health issues health advisories when toxin levels present a risk to human health.
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) responds to reported fish kills and collects algae samples at nearshore sites.
    • To report a fish kill, contact the Fish Kill Hotline at 800-636-0511.
    • To report any other wildlife injuries, call FWC’s Wildlife Alert at 1-888-404-3922.
  • County governments issue public beach closures. For more information, contact:

Health Effects

The World Health Organization considers levels under 10 micrograms/liter to represent a low-level risk for adverse health outcomes from short-term recreational exposures; however, certain sensitive populations (e.g., children, the elderly and immunocompromised populations) may still be at risk even at low concentrations and should avoid any exposure.

DOH takes the lead in determining if a HAB presents a risk to human health. DOH issues health advisories as they determine to be appropriate when toxicity levels are higher and may also post warning signs when blooms affect public beaches or other areas where there is the risk of human exposure. These actions are typically directed out of local county health departments, most often in consultation with staff from DOH’s staff from Public Health Toxicology Section. DOH also follows up on reports of pets that may have been exposed to a bloom, since these events may predict potential human health threats.”

Florida Fishing Report: Red Tide Status, 8-19-16

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Florida Fish & Wildlife Red Tide Status: Friday, August 19, 2016

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FWC released the Red Tide Status Report as of this afternoon.

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission red tide bulletin at 3:21 PM 08/19/2016.

Red Tide Status (August 19, 2016)

Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, was observed in background concentrations in one sample collected from Pinellas County and in one sample collected from Manatee County. Background and very low concentrations of K. brevis were respectively observed in two samples collected from Charlotte County. Additional samples collected throughout Florida this week did not contain K. brevis.

Forecasts for Southwest Florida by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tidesshow net southern movement of surface waters, and southern inshore movement of bottom waters between southern Pinellas and Lee counties over the next 3 days.”

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

For more information, please see FWC.

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