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  1. We had them in that quantity (a few counties north of PB) last week. However, since then, they seem to be MIA. Very few mullet with more Greenies recently. May still be in rivers given above normal temps. Good luck.
  2. Nope. Nature needs to run its course. Any storm over next 5-7 days likely to be weak, thankfully. Don't need lots of rain to open drainage of Lake O to the coasts.
  3. And, great bait live.
  4. Excellent. Spanish, jacks or something more interesting? Out of town for a couple of weeks --- I know my timing sucks with the likely start of the mullet run. Good luck to you. You should have an epic few weeks. I will be back September 10 and hope that run is still going strong. PS: Glass minnows were thick as thieves a few days ago south of where I believe you mainly fish. Tarpon, snook, jacks, blues, blue runners, reds and cuda were in area tearing bait apart. Lots of mid-size bait (skip jacks, mojarra, a few mullet) around also. Tarpon from 30 lbs to one that had to be 150lbs. Snook insanely tearing into glass minnows. I managed an OK snook (34 in) and decent spanish (20 in ) on Storm-R bait tail and homemade bucktail (tied 25 years ago), respectively. Live bait was doing better on the snook.
  5. Also, ladyfish and jacks will eat them with abandon.
  6. They will work on everything that a small bucktail works on and will be better on occasions. I use them when small bait is around and catch pompano, blue runners, lookdowns, spanish mackerel, bluefish among others on them. In Indian River (in the winter) they can be especially deadly. Good luck. PS: They look very good and you may also want tie some with longer tails to experiment.
  7. That is probably the last thing we want. Especially if it is a wet storm that increases flows out of Lake O. Sadly, I think this just has to run its course.
  8. LOL (the 9/1 comment) I always vary speed, depth and action when throwing most lures, especially bucktails which are my favorite lure. Good luck.
  9. Any county between Volusia on south to Miami-Dade depending on your preferences for "company". North to south gets more congested. Great fishing in all, especially once you get to know the area dynamics which won't take too long. I think Brevard and Indian River counties would be in your sweet spot.
  10. The monster (Hoover Dike) was created, in large part, to protect Big Sugar. That is the outrage. The discharged water is more damaging today than in the past due to the fact that more fertilizer is needed in the EAA since the soil nutrients have been depleted. The rich black muck is no longer so rich. Also, more development north of the lake has resulted in more pollutants (septic failures, farm and road runoff, etc.) flowing into the lake and then out to sea on both coasts. All of this exacerbates naturally occurring episodes of red tide. The only solution is an impractical one, restoring the natural flow from the lake to the south. So be prepared for the situation to get worse. If wetter years coincide with naturally occurring algae blooms the discomfort to residents of S Florida will be especially bad.
  11. Apparently the petition is closed or am I missing something. Would like to sign despite having limited confidence that it will make a difference. Disbanding the ACOE will help though by prevent future environmental destruction, something the ACOE is very good at.. And, reversing 95% of their projects would help immensely.
  12. From today's WSJ which should help frame the issue. Please read the highlighted part. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The War on Sugar’s Biggest Casualty: Global Prices Changing consumer tastes raises the possibility of a long-term reduction in demand even as the world’s largest producers are notching record production A truck loaded with sugar bags at a mill in Uttar Pradesh, India. Sugarcane farmers in India are expanding their acreage following a raft of measures to boost sugar exports. PHOTO: ELENA DEL ESTAL FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 20 COMMENTS By Julie Wernau Aug. 12, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET Sugar prices are hovering near a three-year low as food companies around the world reduce the commodity in their products and move toward alternative sweeteners amid health concerns including diabetes, obesity and heart disease. This raises the possibility of a long-term reduction in demand even as the world’s largest producers of sugar are notching record production. Sugar’s downward lurch bucks the trend of other agricultural commodities, such as corn and wheat, whose gluts are easing as heat waves sweeping Europe and Asia slash forecasts for this year’s harvest. While futures prices have risen 2% for corn and 28% for wheat, raw sugar futures have fallen 30.5% so far this year to 10.54 cents a pound on the ICE Futures U.S. exchange. Sugar is now the worst performing commodity this year and speculators are betting by nearly 2 to 1 that prices will continue to fall. SouringSugar futures are falling as supplies build anddemand wanes.Raw sugar futures, most active contractSource: CQG .cents per poundJan. ’18MarchMayJuly10111213141516 The marked decline in sugar prices is playing out in varying ways around the world. Consumers stand to gain in Europe, where sugar prices tend to track world-market prices, and in parts of the Middle East and Canada, where sugar is imported at world prices. Consumers in places like the U.S., Japan and China won’t, though. In those countries, the world sugar price wouldn’t flow through to consumers of sugar support programs that increase the prices consumers pay for sugar. The losers are large producing countries like Brazil. Producers there are selling sugar at prices that are now below the cost of production, according to analysts. The downbeat price outlook for sugar is especially striking given that other commodities are doing so much better. “Currently sugar is telling us a completely different story about the demand side of the equation than we’re hearing just about everywhere else,” said Adam Sarhan, chief executive of 50 Park Investments. Mr. Sarhan is betting sugar prices will continue to move lower. The problem with demand is down to shifting consumer tastes. Consumers are leaving sugary beverages behind in favor of unsweetened iced teas and flavored seltzer waters. That has major beverage companies shifting priorities. U.S. soda sales have declined by $1.2 billion over the past five years, according to Susquehanna Financial Group, while sparkling water sales have grown by $1.4 billion, according to market research firm IRI. Coca-Cola has rolled out new flavors of Diet Coke for the first time in the company’s history in an effort to boost sales. In the latest quarter, Coca-Cola reported double-digit growth in its Coca-Cola Zero Sugar product, while its namesake cola rose 3%. MORE COMMODITIES Oil Closes Slightly Lower After Volatile Session August 13, 2018 Gold Falls to 18-Month Low as Dollar Strengthens August 13, 2018 Oil Climbs After IEA Raises Demand Forecast August 10, 2018 U.S. Soybean Farmers Producing Record Crop August 10, 2018 In Spain, PepsiCo said it has brought down the amount of sugar in its products by 29% compared with 2006 and is working toward the goal of two-thirds of its soft drinks containing fewer than 100 calories. Südzucker, Europe’s largest sugar producer, last month joined with Tel Aviv-based DouxMatok to commercialize a food product that amplifies the sweetness of sugar. The firm says the technology can reduce up to 40% of the sugar content in various food products without consumers noticing a difference in taste. “Consumption in Europe and the United States hasn’t grown for years and it isn’t likely to because of the proliferation of alternative sweeteners,” said Judith Ganes Chase, president of commodities research firm J. Ganes Consulting LLC of New York. While this potentially heralds a secular shift in demand for sugar, supply of the commodity is increasing. In its monthly update for July, the International Sugar Organization says a record sugar surplus expected this year, followed by a surplus next year, means excessive stocks of sugar will take time to liquidate. Green Pool Commodity Specialists, a consultancy, projects a 19 million-ton surplus this year, the largest ever; INTL FCStone, a brokerage, says this year’s surplus has already offsets two years of deficits. And producers aren’t cutting back. Sugarcane farmers in India are expanding their acreage following a raft of measures to boost sugar exports that are encouraging production. That is despite the fact that the country, the world’s second-largest producer behind Brazil, has produced 6.5 million tons more sugar than it uses over the year that ends Sept. 30.
  13. This is speaking against my interests as a person who likes some amount of solitude and as a resident of one of the Florida east coast counties between Miami-Dade and Flagler, but here it is: WHY THE HECK WOULD ANYONE WHO ENJOYS THE OUTDOORS (fishing, the beach, eating outdoors,walking the beach, etc.) BUY A HOUSE IN SW FLORIDA? Any thoughts? Does anyone really expect the Red Tide situation to improve there? Does anyone expect Big Sugar to stop damaging the ecosystems on both the SE and SW Florida coasts? Does anyone expect the SW coast of Florida to fare better than the east coast of the state?
  14. Personally, I have known about this fishery for years now. It is not for the inexperienced, out of shape, nor for the faint of heart. Nor is it easy fishing. I would imagine that if this fishery becomes "popular" so will drownings and rescues.
  15. I would hope that the guy who stole your buddy's fish had the favor repaid in some form.