Florida Fishing Report: Red Tide Status, 12-30-15

Florida Red Tide Status Map, 12-30-15, Courtesy Of FWC, Florida Red Tide Report.
Florida Red Tide Status Map, 12-30-15, Courtesy Of FWC, Florida Red Tide Report.

Florida Fish & Wildlife Red Tide Status: Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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

Red Tide Status (December 30, 2015)

“Based on the most recent available satellite images and analysis of water samples, patchy blooms of Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, persist along Bay and Gulf counties in Northwest Florida and Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and Charlotte counties in Southwest Florida. Background concentrations were also confirmed in samples collected along Franklin, Lee, and Collier counties.

In Northwest Florida over the past week, Karenia brevis was detected in background to low concentrations in 5 samples collected inshore of Bay County; background to very low concentrations in 2 samples collected inshore of Gulf County; and background concentrations in 1 sample collected inshore of Franklin County.

In Southwest Florida, K. brevis was detected in low concentrations in 3 samples collected in and alongshore of Pinellas County; very low to low concentrations in 2 samples collected inshore of Hillsborough County; very low to medium concentrations in 7 samples collected in and alongshore of Manatee County; background to low concentrations in 6 samples collected in and alongshore of Charlotte County; background concentrations in 3 samples collected in and alongshore of Lee County; and background concentrations in 3 samples collected alongshore of Collier County.

Along the Gulf Coast, samples were not collected in the past week from Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Wakulla, Jefferson, Taylor, Dixie, Levy, Citrus, Pasco, or Sarasota counties.

Fish kills and respiratory irritation continue to be reported in bloom areas in both Northwest and Southwest Florida, and are possible in all bloom areas.

Forecasts by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides show inshore western movement of bloom waters along Bay and Gulf counties in Northwest Florida, and little net movement of bloom waters in Southwest Florida over the next 3 days.

Due to the holiday, the next full status report will not be available until Friday January 8, 2016. A midweek status report will also be available on Wednesday January 6, 2016.”

For more information, please see FWC.

Naples Fishing Report, Wednesday, December 30, 2015: Hogfish ~ #Naples

Naples Fishing, Hogfish Or Hog Snapper, Wednesday, 12-30-15, Naples Fishing Report & Charters ~ #Naples.
Naples Fishing, Hogfish Or Hog Snapper, Wednesday, 12-30-15, Naples Fishing Report & Charters ~ #Naples.

Naples Fishing Report: Hogfish or Hog Snapper.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, Florida Fishing Report – Naples: hogfish or hog snapper, offshore – very windy!  We’re mostly focused on naples fishing the channels, grass flats, passes, oyster bars, mangroves and near shore fishing in Naples, but we also give updates on Naples deep sea fishing.

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!

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!

Please try our pilot SanibelCaptivaNews.com site or Sanibel & Captiva Events Calendar to see what else is happening Sanibel & Captiva islands!

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

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, Florida Fishing Report – Naples: warm but very windy – hogfish or hog snapper; if you are a local Naples fishing guide/captain and would like to submit photos and reports, please let us know.  Daily Naples fishing reports. All are welcome.  You can reach us @ FloridaFishingCharterReport@gmail.com.

The Naples-Marco Island area has terrific beaches and beach fishing!  The beaches stretch along the Gulf of Mexico for about 10 miles and include Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, Clam Pass Beach Park, Naples Municipal Beach & Fishing Pier (Naples Pier), Vanderbilt Beach, North Gulfshore Boulevard Beach, and Lowdermilk Beach Park.  Naples beaches are often ranked in the top 5-10 beaches in America!

There are also a number of both small and very large reserves in and nearby Naples-Marco Island.  They include Corkscrew Swamp SanctuaryEverglades National ParkBig Cypress National PreserveFlorida Panther National Wildlife RefugeTen Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, and Picayune Strand State Forest.

Like much of southwest Florida, Naples has barrier islands which mean great fishing!  The breadth of the natural ecosystem near Naples is immense and can’t be fully described in this short post.  Marco Island is the most well known, but Marco Island spills south into the Ten Thousand Islands and unbelievably good fishing!

Other islands include Keywaydin Island, which is the longest unbridged island in southwest Florida and has a lot of natural habitat, and Kice Island and Cape Romano, which are very remote!

We’re just getting started in Naples, but we’re looking forward to reporting on Naples 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 Naples Fishing Report Team!

Miami Fishing Report, Tuesday, December 29, 2015: Sandbar Shark ~ #miami

Miami Fishing, Sandbar Shark, Catch & Release, Tuesday, 12-29-15, Miami Fishing Report & Charters, #Miami.
Miami Fishing, Sandbar Shark, Catch & Release, Tuesday, 12-29-15, Miami Fishing Report & Charters, #Miami.

Miami fishing report : Sandbar Shark, Catch & Release.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, Florida Fishing Report, Miami Fishing: sandbar shark;  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!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, Florida Fishing Report, Miami Fishing: sandbar shark, catch & release; 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!