Winds are blowing out of the West-Southwest at 10 mph, gusting to 16 and the water has a light chop. Winds will switch to the North-Northwest this afternoon and we have a good chance of showers. NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through Wednesday at 4:00 a.m. Don’t be surprised if the advisory is extended due to Wednesday’s Super Blue Blood Moon! For the first time in 152 years, all three events coincide. A super moon is when the moon appears up to 14% larger and glows 30% brighter as it orbits closer to the earth. A blue moon is when there are two full moons in one month and a blood moon refers to a lunar eclipse and the moon will glow red for many viewers. These events may turn on fishing in a huge way, we’ll have to wait and see!
Fishing is picking up from the intense cold weather we experienced. Black Drum, Sheepshead, Reds, Snook, Pompano and Whiting have been landed from the jetties and beaches. We’re still waiting to hear of some Flounder arriving, some years are better than others for our flat friends. Live and dead shrimp have been working well for most catches.
Our first two photos today are courtesy of Pat Monaghan of Melbourne Beach. Pat’s daughter Kelsey is an attorney in Fort Lauderdale who was able to get away for a relaxing weekend at home by getting down to the inlet for the surf contest and a little fishing. Kelsey landed some good sized Pompano and Whiting while fishing the north beaches. Nice catches Kelsey!
We’ve also included a great photo taken in Glastonbury, UK of the 2015 Super Moon.
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