drum beat of autumn
Friday, Oct. 7: Large RED DRUM, small BLUEFISH, small SPECKLED TROUT, SEA MULLET, BLACK DRUM, SPOT, POMPANO, SAND PERCH. Bright sunshine, wind W 5-10 mph. Pretty little swell, water temp 67. High tide 6:01 a.m. and 6:23 p.m. Low tide 12:16 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 6: Large RED DRUM, PUPPY DRUM, BLACK DRUM, SPECKLED TROUT, BLUEFISH, SAND PERCH, SHEEPSHEAD. Gray skies, wind WNW 10 mph. Glassy swell, water temp 66. Low tide 11:12 a.m. High tide 5:29 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5: Large RED DRUM, SHEEPSHEAD, SEA MULLET, and PUPPY DRUM. Overcast, wind WNW 15 mph. Slightly bumpy swell, water temp 66. Low tide 10:06 a.m. High tide 4:27 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 4: Nothing to start the day. Overcast, wind NW 20-25 mph. Calming, but large swell, water temp 66. Low tide 8:54 a.m. and 10:01 p.m. High tide 3:23 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 3: Nothing. Overcast with rain forecast, wind NNW 40 mph. Raging storm seas, water temp 70. Low tide 7:41 a.m. and 8:55 p.m. High tide 2:06 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1: SPECKLED TROUT have been caught. Cloudy, Air temp 72 degrees, Water temp 71 degrees, High tide 12:01pm Low Tide 5:37 and 6:41pm. Winds S 5mph.
Friday, Sept. 30: Stormy and un-fishable conditions out there today. Heavy rain, wind NE 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph. Raging storm seas, water temp 70. HIgh tide 11:07 a.m. Low tide 5:42 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 29: A few large RED DRUM, SPOT, POMPANO. Cloudy, wind NE 35 mph. Stormy seas, water temp 71. High tide 10:19 a.m. Low tide 4:47 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 28: RED DRUM, BLUEFISH, FLOUNDER, SPOT, BLACK DRUM,and small SPECKLED TROUT. Cloudy, wind NNE 15-20 mph. Building windswell, water temp 73. High tide 9:34 a.m. and 9:48 p.m. Low tide 3:56 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 27: BLUEFISH, PINFISH, FLOUNDER, SPECKLED TROUT, GRAY TROUT, SPANISH MACKEREL, and FALSE ALBACORE. Mostly cloudy, wind NNE 10-15 mph. No swell, textured surface, water temp 74. High tide 8:53 a.m. and 9:05 p.m. Low tide 3:10 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 26: BLUEFISH and SPANISH MACKEREL. Sunny, wind W 10-15 mph. Flat and glassy, water temp 75. High tide 8:16 a.m. and 8:27 p.m. Low tide 2:28 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 23: Three or four big RED DRUM have been caught and released. Sone POMPANO, PIGFISH, BLACK DRUM, and a RIBBONFISH too. Big wind, big surf. North winds at 28 knots. Water temp 73 degrees. High tide 6:15 a.m. and 6:31 p.m. Low 12:23 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 22: Scattered BLUEFISH to start the day. Excellent surf with offshore winds this morning. Water temp 77 degrees. Low tide 11:36 a.m. High tide 5:50 p.m. Wind SW at 12 knots.
Wednesday, Sept. 21: BLUEFISH, CROAKER, PIGFISH, FLOUNDER, and a few small COBIA. Sunny, wind NE 5-10 mph. Small, textured swell, water temp 77. Low tide 10:42 a.m. High tide 5:11 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 20: SPANISH MACKEREL, FLOUNDER, PIGFISH, and CROAKER. Sunny, wind WNW 10 mph. Small, clean swell, water temp 76. Low tide 9:48 a.m. High tide 4:24 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 19: BLUES, FLOUNDER, PIGFISH, POMPANO and SPANISH MACKEREL. Water 76 degrees. No wind. Glassy swell and surf contest on southside. Low tide 8:44 a.m. High tide 3:18 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 16: Windy! Two big RED DRUM released. Also BLUEFISH, FALSE ALBACORE and SPANISH MACKEREL. North winds at 16 knots. Water temp 76. Low tides 5:59 a.m. and 7:05 p.m. high 12:25 p.m. Dr. Tom and Rick each caught and released one this morning!
Thursday, Sept. 15: BLUES and SPANISH MACKEREL on Got - Chas along with FLOUNDER. Water temp 76 degrees. Winds N at 16 knots. High 11:38 a.m. and low 6:12 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 14: FALSE ALBACORE, BLUEFISH, FLOUNDER, and SEA MULLET. Partly cloudy, wind NNE 10-15 mph. Small, bumpy swell, water temp 76. High tide 11:00 a.m. Low tide 5:32 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 13: RIBBONFISH, POMPANO and CROAKER. Big surf, offshore winds. Water temp 77 degrees. High tides 10:09 a.m. and 10:27 p.m. Wind SW at 9 knots.
Monday, Sept. 12: A few POMPANO and FLOUNDER. Sunny, wind S 15-20 mph. Pumping swell, water temp 77. High tide 9:29 a.m. and 9:46 p.m. Low tide 3:49 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10: CROAKER, RED DRUM, FLOUNDER, SEA BASS, BLUES, AND POMPANO have been caught. Overcast and Cool78, Air temp 78 degrees, Water temp 77 degrees, High tide 7:51am and 8:13pm Low Tide 2:10pm. Winds ENE 17mph.
Friday, Sept. 9: A good RED DRUM bite today. Dr. Tom Hankins released a 41-inch RED DRUM. It was his first and the first one landed today. Partly sunny, wind NNE 25 mph. Large, unruly surf again, water temp 77. High tide 7:07 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Low tide 1:18 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 8: A few large RED DRUM, BLUEFISH, and CROAKER to start the day. Mostly cloudy, wind NNE 20-25 mph. Large, unruly surf, water temp 78. High tide 6:10 a.m. and 6:39 p.m. Low tide 12:19 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 7: BLUEFISH, a GRAY TROUT, and small CROAKER early. Two large RED DRUM were released in the evening. Mostly sunny, wind N 15-20 mph. Choppy swell, water temp 77. Low tide 11:13 a.m. High tide 5:41 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 6: A beautiful morning at the oceanfront with nice waves! So far, BLUES, SPANISH MACKEREL and RUDDERFISH. Water temp 76 degrees. Winds SW at 10 knots. Low tides 10:04 a.m. and 11:21 p.m. High tide 4:40 p.m.
Saturday, September 3 CROAKER, BLUES, AND SPANISH MACKEREL Sunny and Humid, Air temp 81 degrees, Water temp 79 degrees, High tide 1:19pm, Low Tide 6:51AM and 7:58pm. Winds E 6mph.
Friday, Sept. 2: A good SPANISH MACKEREL bite with some BLUEFISH, BAR JACKS, and CROAKER mixed in. Mostly sunny, wind NE 5-10 mph. Flat and choppy, water temp 78. High tide 12:18 a.m. Low tide 6:54 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 1: SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, FLOUNDER, CROAKER, PIGFISH. Mostly sunny, wind E 10 mph. Flat and choppy, water temp 78. High tide 11:30 a.m. Low tide 5:58 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 31: A good SPANISH MACKEREL and BLUEFISH bite early has slacked off a bit. Anglers are also catching CROAKER. Partly sunny, wind NNW 10 mph. Flat with a slight chop, water temp 76. High tide 10:45 a.m. Low tide 5:05 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 30: SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, a small COBIA, PIGFISH, SPADEFISH, and a HOUNDFISH. Partly sunny, wind W 10 mph. Flat and glassy, water temp 79. High tide 10:04 a.m and 10:12 p.m. Low tide 4:15 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 29: BLUEFISH and SHEEPSHEAD, SPANISH MACKEREL. Some cloudy but mostly sunny with 75 degree ocean water temperature. Winds NE at 6 knots. High tides 9:18 a.m. and 9:31 p.m. Low 3:34 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27: CROAKER, BLUES, SHEEPSHEAD, SEA MULLET, SPOT, BAR JACK, PIGFISH, SEA BASS, AND SPADEFISH. Sunny and Humid, Air temp 80 degrees, Water temp 76 degrees, High tide 8:12am 8:22pm, Low Tide 2:14pm. Winds NE 3mph.
Friday, Aug. 26: BLUEFISH, SPADEFISH, PIGFISH. Cloudy with passing showers, wind SE 15-20 mph. Sloppy seas, water temp 78. High tide 7:37 a.m. and 7:47 p.m. Low tide 1:31 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 25: BLUEFISH, SHEEPSHEAD, SEA MULLET, CROAKER, BLACK DRUM, SPADEFISH, PIGFISH. Flat and glassy, water temp 78. High tide 7:00 a.m. and 7:12 p.m. Low tide 12:50 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 24: Twelve-year old Sean Doherty of Va. Beach landed a 15-pound KING MACKEREL. A 43-inch COBIA was landed at 12:30 p.m. Anglers are also catching BLUEFISH, SHEEPSHEAD, BAR JACKS, CROAKER, BANDED RUDDERFISH. Partly cloudy, wind NE 5 mph. Flat and glassy, water temp 80. High tide 6:17 a.m. and 6:32 p.m. Low tide 12:03 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 23: SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, SEA MULLET, CROAKER, BANDED RUDDERFISH, RIBBONFISH. A small COBIA was released at 1:30 p.m. Mostly cloudy, wind SW 10 mph. Flat and glassy, water temp 75. Low tide 11:12 a.m. High tide 5:49 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 22: A small COBIA was released at 2:00 p.m. Also catching SHEEPSHEAD, BANDED RUDDERFISH, BLUEFISH, and a PIGFISH. Clearing skies this afternoon, wind WSW 10 mph. Flat and glassy, water temp 77. Low tide 10:21 a.m. High tide 5:02 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20: CROAKER, BLUES, SPANISH MACKEREL, 41" COBIA, and KING MACKEREL. Overcast and Warm, Air temp 74 degrees, Water temp 75 degrees, High tide 3:09pm, Low Tide 8:30am. Winds NNE 9mph.
Friday, Aug. 19: A KING MACKEREL, SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, a 30-inch RED DRUM, and CROAKER. Fishing is picking up. Wind NE at 5 knots. Low tides 7:32 a.m. and 8:44 p.m. High 2:04 p.m. Water 75 degrees.
Thursday, Aug. 18: CROAKER, SEA BASS, BLUES, RIBBON FISH, and PIGFISH. Sunny, windy and few waves rolling in. Low tides 6:47 a.m. and 7:44 p.m. High tide 1:13 p.m. Wind N at 11 knots. Ocean is dirty and 73 degrees.
Wednesday, Aug. 17: BLUEFISH, CROAKER, and a RIBBONFISH. Mostly cloudy, wind N 15-20 mph. Sloppy NE swell, water temp 74. Low tide 6:07 a.m. and 7:01 p.m. High tide 12:24 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 16: SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, CROAKER, SHEEPSHEAD, PINFISH, FLOUNDER, GRAY TROUT. Partly cloudy, wind ENE 5-10 mph. Small, bumpy NE swell, water temp 75. High tide 11:36 a.m. Low tide 6:04 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 15: A nice mix to start the day: ATLANTIC SPADEFISH, BLACK SEA BASS, BLUEFISH, SPANISH MACKEREL, SPOT, FLOUNDER, PINFISH, PIGFISH and CROAKER. Sunny, wind NE 10-15 mph. Choppy seas, water temp 74. High tide 10:47 a.m. Low tide 5:06 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 13 CROAKER, SHEEPSHEAD, BLUES, SPANISH MACKEREL. Sunny and Warm, Air temp 73 degrees, Water temp 75 degrees, High tide 9:00am, 9:22pm, Low Tide 3:16pm. Winds N18 mph.
Firday, Aug. 12: BLUEFISH, SEA BASS, SEA MULLET, SHEEPSHEAD, PIGFISH and PINFISH. Partly cloudy, wind W 5-10 mph. Flat and glassy, water temp 73. High tide 8:12 a.m. and 8:36 p.m. Low tide 2:20 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 11: BLUEFISH, CROAKER, SHEEPSHEAD, and SPOT. Partly sunny, wind SW 15 mph. Flat and glassy, water temp 64. High tide 7:18 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. Low tide 1:25 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 10: A few CROAKER and PIGFISH. Mostly sunny, wind W 10 mph. Flat and glassy, water temp 62. High tide 6:17 a.m. and 6:51 p.m. Low tide 12:24 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 9: Just a few CROAKER, BLACK SEA BASS, and SHEEPSHEAD. Mostly sunny, wind SW 10-15 mph. Still flat and glassy, water temp 62. Low tide 11:19 a.m. High tide 5:51 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 8: CROAKER, BLACK SEA BASS, PIGFISH. Sunny, wind SW 10 mph. Flat and glassy, water temp 63. Low tide 10:15 a.m. and 11:28 p.m. High tide 4:48 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 6 BLUES, SEA MULLET, TRIGGERFISH, SPANISH, RED DRUM, (SM)COBIA have been caught. Sunny Hot and Humid, Air temp 83 degrees, Water temp 75 degrees, High tide 1:54am, 2:42pm, Low Tide 8:12am, 9:21pm. Winds ESE 8 at 8mph.
Friday, Aug. 5: Afternoon Update: Water has warmed up to 73 degrees. BLACK SEA BASS, CROAKER, SAND PERCH, PINFISH. Crystal clear water. Wind SW at 10 knots. Low 7:07 a.m. and 8:15 p.m. High tide 1:34 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 4: BLACK SEA BASS, CROAKER, SAND PERCH, BLUEFISH, PIGFISH, SHEEPSHEAD. Mostly sunny, wind S 20 mph. Flat and choppy, water temp 72. Low tide 6:28 a.m. and 7:13 p.m. High tide 12:43 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 3: SPANISH MACKEREL, BLACK SEA BASS, TRIGGERFISH, SHEEPSHEAD, and BLUEFISH. Water temp 74 degrees. Wind SW at 5 knots and flat. Low tides 5:35 a.m. and 6:13 a.m. High 11:48 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 2: A 36-inch COBIA caught and releaed at 11 a.m. BLUEFISH, TRIGGERFISH, SHEEPSHEAD, SAND PERCH, CROAKER, PIGFISH and BLACK SEA BASS. Mostly sunny, wind W 15 mph. Flat and glassy, water temp 72. High tide 11:16 a.m. Low tide 5:26 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 1: SPANISH MACKEREL, CROAKER, BLUEFISH, FLOUNDER, SHEEPSHEAD, BLACK SEA BASS, and PIGFISH. Partly sunny, wind W 15 mph. Flat and glassy again, water temp 68. High tide 10:35 a.m. and 10:39 p.m. Low tide 4:36 p.m.