Fishing Report - August 27, 2011
by Capt. Bill Baldus on 08/27/11
All eyes are on Hurricane Irene as it moves up the east coast of our country. We felt minimal effects here in the 10,000 Islands with just a couple of Irene's outer bands reaching us. The winds did stir up the water pretty thoroughly making for some difficult sight fishing conditions over the last few days. We feel lucky and hope our friends in the Bahamas came through it safely, and hope for the best for everyone in the Northeast.
I fished with noted outdoor writers, Jimmy Jacobs and Polly Dean of Atlanta yesterday. They were here attending the Florida Outdoor Writers Convention held in Naples this week. Given the weather forecast this week we were surprised we were able to fish at all. It was a short day but we did manage to find some tarpon to play with most of the morning before a big squall came in along with the top of the tide, pretty well shutting it down for the day.
The Florida FFF Expo is scheduled for October 21 & 22nd in Kissimmee this year. We are excited to participate in this event for the first time: http://www.fff-florida.org/
We will keep you posted,