fall fishing begins
Saturday, September 23: BLUES, BACK DRUM, FLOUNDER, PUFFER, SEA MULLEt, SPOT and one bull RED DRUM. Sunny with big surf and warm water at 75 degrees. High tides 10:07 a.m. and 10:24 p.m. Low tide 4:32 p.m. Sign up for the Jim Mulford Memorial Red Drum Tournament on Sept. 30 here!
Friday, September 22: Two big RED DRUM have been released and a BLACK DRUM, several nice keeper SPOT, small FLOUNDER, SAND PERCH, SEA MULLET, CROAKER and BLUEFISH have also been decked. Sunny and beautiful, wind NW 10 mph. Solid, clean swell for Easterns, water temp 73 degrees. High tide 9:28 a.m. and 9:44 p.m. Low tide 3:50 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 21: One big CROAKER and two small BLACK DRUM and eight bull RED DRUM caught and released!. Ocean water temp 72 degrees and grassy conditions with big surf again today. High tides 8:47 a.m. and 9:04 p.m. Low tide 3:06 p.m. Wind W at 5-7 mph.
Wednesday, September 20: Three big bull RED DRUM including a 47-incher. SEA MULLET and 21 - inch PUPPY DRUM. Big surf and 74 degree water. ESA Championship running full tilt. Partly sunny and nice air temp. High tides 8:04 a.m. and 8:23 p.m. Low tide 2:21 p.m. Wind WNW at 12 mph.
Tuesday, September 19: Hurricane Jose has cranked up the wind a bit today so no one is fishing. Mostly cloudy and spritzing rain, wind N 40 mph with gusts over 50 mph. Large, out of control surf sweeping to the south, water temp 73 degrees. High tide 7:19 a.m. and 7:40 p.m. Low tide 1:34 p.m.
Monday, September 18: Hurricane Jose must have scared the fish away. Some SPOT and SAND PERCH is all we've seen. Overcast, wind NNE 25-35 mph. Large, unruly swell, water temp 75 degrees. High tide 6:31 a.m. and 6:54 p.m. Low tide 12:43 p.m.
Sunday, September 17: Cloudy, windy and plenty of messy surf. So far, SAND PERCH, BLUES and one small ROCKFISH. Water temp 75 degrees. Wind NE at 14 knots. High tides 5:37 a.m. and 6:04 p.m. Low 11:48 a.m. ESA Championship surf contest south beach all day long.
Saturday, September 16: Beautiful, windy day with plenty of surf. Anglers are catching BLUES and SAND PERCH. One "short" SPECKLED TROUT was caught and released. Several PUPPY DRUM and small BLACK DRUM have been released as well.Water temp 74 degrees. Wind NE at 12 knots. Low tide 10:46 a.m. High 4:35 p.m. Sign up for the Jim Mulford Memorial Red Drum Tournament on Sept. 30 here!
Friday, September 15: A 25", 6 lb. FLOUNDER (photo) was decked by Chris Richards II of Culpepper, VA. We've also had a 16" PUPPY DRUM and some POMPANO, SPANISH MACKEREL, BLACK DRUM, BLUEFISH, SEA MULLET, SAND PERCH. Mostly sunny, wind N 5-10 mph. Some building swell from Jose, water temp 72 degrees. Low tide 9:39 a.m. and 10:41 p.m. High tide 4:05 p.m.
Thursday, September 14: Small POMPANO, an under-sized PUPPY DRUM released by Michael Tenda, an under-sized GRAY TROUT, SEA MULLET, BLUEFISH, PINFISH and some SAND PERCH. Partly cloudy and pleasant, wind SW 10 mph. Nice swell, water temp 72 degrees. Low tide 8:29 a.m. and 9:38 p.m. High tide 2:57 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 13: CROAKER, PUFFER, SEA MULLET. Throwback PUPPY DRUM too. Water temp 72 degrees and plenty of solid shoulder to head-high, clean waves rolling in. Wind SW at 5 knots. Low tides 7:21 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. High 1:47 p.m. Sign up for the Jim Mulford Memorial Red Drum Tournament on Sept. 30 here!
Tuesday, September 12: Ron Robbins released a 28" PUPPY DRUM first thing this morning. A keeper PUPPY DRUM was decked around 10:30 a.m. Anglers are also catching BLUEFISH, SAND PERCH, small STRIPED BASS, PUFFERS and small FLOUNDER. A 44' RED DRUM was released at 1:30 p.m. Mostly cloudy, wind ESE 15-20 mph. Sloppy but nice swell, water temp 72 degrees. Low tide 6:19 a.m. and 7:22 p.m. High tide 12:42 p.m.
Monday, September 11: A 24" PUPPY DRUM, SPECKLED TROUT, SPADEFISH, SAND PERCH and a small FLOUNDER. Overcast and blowing, wind NE 30 mph. Unruly windswell, water temp 72 degrees. Low tide 5:25 a.m. and 6:18 p.m. High tide 11:43 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 10: Windy, cool and big waves again today. Anglers reeling in a mixed bag so far with two keeper PUPPY DRUM and one throwback. Also POMPANO, BLUEFISH, SPANISH MACKEREL and a throwback FLOUNDER. Water temp 72 degrees. Wind NE at 20 knots. High tides 10:51 a.m. and 11:13 p.m. Low 11:13 a.m. Sign up for the Jim Mulford Memorial Red Drum Tournament on Sept. 30 here!
Saturday, September 9: Windy and cool with rough seas. Anglers are fishing for RED DRUM off the end. Otherwise, a few BLUES, PIGFISH and SEA MULLET have been taken. Water temp 74 degrees. High tides 10:04 a.m. and 10:24 p.m. Low 4:29 p.m. Plenty of white caps showing. Wind NE at 17 mph.
Friday, September 8: SAND PERCH, SPADEFISH, BLACK SEA BASS, BLUEFISH, CROAKER, SHEEPSHEAD, PINFISH, PIGFISH. Gorgeous sunshine, wind NNW 10-15 mph. Long, strung-out swell from Irma rolling in, water temp 73 degrees. High tide 9:20 a.m. and 9:38 p.m. Low tide 3:41 p.m.
Thursday, September 7: Rick Probst released a 43" RED DRUM first thing this morning. Also catching SEA MULLET, CROAKER and SAND PERCH. Mostly cloudy, wind NW 15 mph. Hurricane Irma swell filtering in, water temp 73 degrees. High tide 8:39 a.m. and 8:55 p.m. Low tide 2:56 p.m. Sign up for the Jim Mulford Memorial Red Drum Tournament here!
Wednesday, September 6: A BLACK DRUM, BLUEFISH, SEA MULLET, SAND PERCH and some small CROAKER. Overcast and threatening rain, wind S 20 mph. Meager swell with chocolate water, water temp 74 degrees. High tide 7:58 a.m. and 8:14 p.m. Low tide 2:11 p.m.