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Fished. Cape haze, lemon bay and along Matlacha.  Waters not bad, tea colored.  No smell, or dead fish.  Reds, snook, trout and jack crevalle blitzes this morning.  Crevalle all spitting up whitebait which is a good sign.

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I’m over on west coast right now, Skyway area. Was also out at Dunedin. No issues to report in real time. Big Tarpon jumping all over the place at Skyway, tons of bait activity. Air quality excellent! Very nice. Not so doom and gloom. Looks quite normal these areas. Get your rods out, dust ‘em off and go get ‘em! Only thing I saw red over here was the sun drop lol

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Madera Beach this AM.  Despite an east wind for a few days water clarity was not good. Not a ton of life fish wise.  Did see a manatee and a few dolphins.  No dead fish on the beach or odor.  With that wind the water should be crystal blue not brownish.

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South Naples this morning 10/6

 

(Gordon's Pass/33rd)....

 

...the crab kill along the shore is off the charts obnoxious....and not a pleasant smell....rotten, maggot scent...

 

while there WAS endless clouds of bait & some of the largest pods of mullet we've ever seen along the shore all the way to the pass (good sign)--very few bites. Water is clear but VERY coppery.

 

plenty of sheepshead...but cruisers...

 

no problems breathing tho.........its just that off-putting crab thing

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With the hurricane bearing down on panhandle I'm hoping it will be broken up in Gulf and Bay counties. 

 

Honest to God news report I saw on the hurricane vs red tide.

"It could break up the red tide and push it offshore" next sentence, " or it could cause more runoff making things worse". 

 

We should all cross our fingers that this has a positive affect state wide.

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Based on the amount of rain that directly hits Lake O plus the runoff from the storm that comes through the Kissimmee watershed, anything is possible. We won’t know the full extent of the amount of water for a couple weeks. 

 

Lake O just yesterday, Corp announced it was cutting releases over the next 3 weeks with each week being less than the last. 

 

Theres hope the freshwater from the rains will help breakup the algae in the Cape Coral canals. 

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Took a ride on Saturday to the closest gulf beach from my home (Indian Rocks).  Did see a few dead floaters out there and there were workers searching for dead fish on the beach trying to look inconspicuous. Didn't experience any respiratory problems.  Was shocked out how empty the area was.  Motels with half empty parking lots, parking spots easily accessible that normally on a weekend would be impossible. I guess this is what the beaches were like 40 years ago before the northern invasion. LOL 

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Englewood, stump pass good to go. Water was decent 2ft visability due to onshore wing churning.  Blue and greens otherwise.  Lots of bait and snook. No dead fish or respiratory issues.  Great day out.

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On ‎10‎/‎22‎/‎2018 at 3:52 PM, beatonem said:

Englewood, stump pass good to go. Water was decent 2ft visability due to onshore wing churning.  Blue and greens otherwise.  Lots of bait and snook. No dead fish or respiratory issues.  Great day out.

Looks like southwest fl. is finally catching a break Pinellas county area not so much.  East coast is spotty as well depending on which report you believe.

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2 hours ago, kroc said:

Looks like southwest fl. is finally catching a break Pinellas county area not so much.  East coast is spotty as well depending on which report you believe.

thanks for sharing 

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Dunnedin area looked good as of yesterday.  Seems like the area of concentration on the gulf coast has shrunk for now.  Looks like a little north of Sarasota to Madeira is the bio mass right now.  Would like to here some east coast reports if anyone has them. 

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