Red Tide Report Fishing Reports

Florida Fishing Report: Red Tide Status

Fish Kills, Florida Fishing, Red Tide Report, Friday, 10-16-15.
Fish Kills, Florida Fishing, Red Tide Report, Friday, 10-16-15.

Florida Fish & Wildlife Red Tide Status: October 16, 2015

Blooms of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, are present in, along, and offshore of Bay and Gulf counties in northwest Florida, and along and offshore of Manatee and Sarasota counties in Southwest Florida.

FWC released the weekly Red Tide Status Report this morning.

“So far this week, K. brevis has been detected in background to high concentrations in 12 samples collected in and alongshore of Bay and Gulf counties, and in background to medium concentrations in 27 samples collected in and alongshore of Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota counties, whereas background to very low concentrations were detected in 6 samples collected in, along, and offshore of Charlotte and Lee counties.

Within the Gulf of Mexico, Karenia brevis was not detected in or alongshore of Escambia, Okaloosa, Walton, Franklin, Wakulla, Dixie, Levy, Hillsborough, Collier, or Monroe counties. No samples were analyzed this week from Santa Rosa, Jefferson, Taylor, Citrus, Hernando, or Pasco counties.

Extensive fish kills and respiratory irritation have been reported at Mexico and Windmark beaches (Bay County), as well as Cape San Blass, Stone Memorial State Park, Eagle Harbor, and Massalina Bayou (Gulf County).  Fish kills and respiratory irritation have been reported at St. Casey Key Beach and offshore of Venice (Sarasota County) in Southwest Florida.

Forecasts by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides show little net movement of the bloom patch located in Northwest Florida over the next three days, and shows offshore movement of surface water within the bloom patch in Southwest Florida over the next three days, but little movement of bottom water.”

For more information, please see FWC.

Florida Fishing Report: Red Tide Status

Fish Kills, Florida Fishing, Red Tide Report, Friday, 10-9-15.
Fish Kills, Florida Fishing, Red Tide Report, Friday, 10-9-15.

Florida Fish & Wildlife Red Tide Status: October 9, 2015

Background to high concentrations in Bay, Gulf, and Franklin Counties.  Extensive fish kills have been reported at Mexico Beach (Bay County) in Northwest Florida.

FWC released the weekly Red Tide Status Report this morning.

“Blooms of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, are present along and offshore of Bay and Gulf counties in northwest Florida, and along and offshore of Manatee, Sarasota, and northern Charlotte counties in Southwest Florida.

Background to high concentrations of K. brevis were detected in 12 samples collected in and alongshore of Bay, Gulf, and Franklin counties, and background concentrations were detected in one sample collected offshore of Levy County. In addition, K. brevis has been detected in background to low concentrations in 26 samples collected in, along, and offshore of Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, and Lee counties.

Within the Gulf of Mexico, Karenia brevis was not detected in or alongshore of Escambia, Okaloosa, Walton, Wakulla, Pinellas, or Collier counties. No samples have been analyzed so far this week from Santa Rosa, Jefferson, Taylor, Dixie, Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, or Monroe counties.

Extensive fish kills have been reported at Mexico Beach (Bay County) in Northwest Florida.  Respiratory irritation has not been recently reported, but is possible in bloom areas.

Forecasts by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides show little net movement of bloom patches over the next three days.”

For more information, please see FWC.

Florida Fishing: Red Tide Report

Florida Fishing, Red Tide Report, Saturday, 10-3-15.
Florida Fishing, Red Tide Report, Saturday, 10-3-15.

Florida Fish & Wildlife Red Tide Status: October 2, 2015

FWC released the weekly Red Tide Status Report yesterday.

“Blooms of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, are present along and offshore of Bay and Gulf counties and adjacent to Franklin County in northwest Florida, and along and offshore of Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties in Southwest Florida.

In the past week, K. brevis was detected in background to high concentrations in 11 samples collected in, and alongshore of, Bay and Gulf counties, and in background to low concentrations in 32 samples collected in and alongshore of Manatee County south to northern Charlotte County. One sample collected offshore of northern Lee County contained background concentrations of K. brevis.

Within the Gulf of Mexico, Karenia brevis was not detected in, or alongshore of, Escambia, Okaloosa, Franklin, Hernando, Pinellas, or Collier counties. No samples were analyzed this week from Santa Rosa, Walton, Wakulla, Jefferson, Taylor, Dixie, Levy, Citrus, Pasco, or Monroe counties.

Forecasts by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides show slight southeast movement of surface bloom patches over the next three days in Northwest and Southwest Florida.”

For more information, please see FWC.