GREAT WEBSITES – June 6, 2016.

My go-to fishing websites providing lots of great tips and info include capmel.com, saltstrong.com and theonlinefisherman.com.

Weather-related Websites for this area that I check before heading out include:

(1) the Brighthouse Bay News 9 website (http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/weather/klystron-9-radar/local.html),

(2) a National Weather Service site (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-82.69338&lat=28.86722),

(3) a National Weather Service Marine Zone Forecast (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?zoneid=GMZ850),

(4)  a regularly updated live online weather station located near the end of Ozello Trail administered by Mr. Barry Schwartz at: http://bschwartz.net/weewxfl//, and

(5)  a new (May 2015) real-time weather station located at the Marine Science Station on the Salt River just below the Crystal River (https://citrus.weatherstem.com/mss).

For tidal information, I prefer www.tides4fishing.com  because of the extra fishing-related information provided and the ease it provides in accessing data for different dates.

 

May 16, 2016 Fishing Report.  It’s getting warm out there – summer is just around the corner.  Get out there early and enjoy the comfortable temps before the blast furnace hits in a few weeks.  Don’t know what happened to the redfish this year – they’re few and far between, and when I do run into them, they just don’t seem to want to chew (at least on my topwater presentations which I stubbornly throw their way).  There are definitely more snook around, however.  We got close to a pod of dolphins out of Ozello the other day and watched them corner a school of mullet and crash into them.  Flying fish everywhere – was a blast to observe.