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1985 Diary


Date

Water Color

Wind

Rating

Comments

1/1/85

Off Color

Variable

Slow

Jan. Feb. ,& Mar. didn't fish very hard.

4/6/85

Muddy

Variable

Poor

Gale force winds. Fished hard for 4 days & was basically shut out. Saw a few Trout caught.Beach water temp. 70*.

4/12/85

Off Color

North

Poor

Fished 3 days & all I caught was Hardheads & 6 Whiting.

5/1/85

Green

South

Fair

Fished in surf til 9AM & only caught 2 Hardheads. Waded Drum Bay after that to no good.Then tried Christmas Bay to no good. Then went to Cole Pass after noon & caught 4 nice Trout.

5/2/85

Green

South

Fair

Tried Cole Pass early til 10:AM & only 2 Hardheads.Tried surf & caught 2 Sheepshead. Cole Pass next for 2 Hardheads . From 2 to 4 caught 4 Trout in surf.

5/10/85

Muddy

South

Slow

Tried Cole Pass early & caught 1 Trout & 1 Flounder.

5/11/85

Muddy

South

Slow

Tried Jetties today to no avail.

5/25/85

Green

SE

Good

Caught 4 large Trout & 6 Shark on beach with Mullet. Everyone I saw caught something.

5/26/85

Green

SE

Good

Like Sat. everyone caught fish. 2PM wind kicked up & Trout quit.

5/27/85

Green

SE

Good

Caught 4 Trout on Mullet.To much cross current to wade fish.

6/1/85

Muddy

South

Fair

Caught 2 large Trout & several Shark on live Mullet.

6/2/85

Muddy

South

Poor

Didn't fish.

6/6/85

Muddy

SW

Poor

6/6 thru 10/85 4 days very poor fishing. Caught 1 Trout, 1 Flounder, & several Shark & Hardheads.

6/29/85

Green

Variable

Good

28th, & 29th caught several large Trout ..Everyone was catching fish including Spanish Mack & Jacks.

7/6/85

Green

Variable

Fair

Fri. , Sat., & Sun . Caught several large Trout to 7 1/2 #.

7/12/85

Muddy

SW

Poor

Sat., & Sun. no fish.

8/15/85

Muddy

SW

Poor

Sat., & Sun. caught 2 Trout & Hardheads.

8/31/85

Green

South

Good

Raymond , Lonnie,Toby & his boys, & I caught 15 large Trout early. Fished under lights that night to no avail.

9/1/85

Green

Variable

Great

By mid day we had only 3 Trout. Afternoon we caught 14 large Trout & 1 Spanish Mack.

9/2/85

Green

Variable

Great

Lot of fish caught by everyone. We caught 12 nice Trout, & 2 Spanish Mack..

9/8/85

Off Color

Variable

Good

We caught 12 large Trout.

9/9/85

Off Color

SW

Slow

Caught a few Gafftop, & a couple of Shark.

9/14/85

Muddy

NE

Slow

Lonnie, Raymond, & I caught 2 small Trout in AM. PM was a disaster with strong rip tides.

9/15/85

Muddy

NE

Poor

Beach flooded to dunes. Didn't fish.

9/16/85

Off Color

SE

Good

Caught 4 Reds (27",23",23", &18"), 2 Shark, & 4 large Trout.

9/17/85

Off Color

SE

Great

Raymond & I caught 11 large Trout to 7 1/2# .

9/18/85

Off Color

SE

Good

Raymond & I caught 8 large Trout to 6 1/2#, & 2 Reds 28", & 26".

9/19/85

Off Color

SE

Good

We caught 35" Red & 8 Trout to 7#s.

9/20/85

Muddy

SE

Slow

Caught 3 nice Trout,then seaweed moved in & had to quit.

9/21/85

Muddy

SE

Poor

Tried the surf but seaweed too bad. Tried the bay also & no good.

9/22/85

Muddy

East

Poor

Tried the surf but seaweed too bad. Tried the bay also & no good.

9/23/85

Muddy

Variable

Great

Caught 6 large Reds to 42", & 6 large Trout, & 2 slot Reds. Front approaching.

10/5/85

Muddy

NE

Poor

Sat. & Sun. nothing but Hardheads & Sandtrout.

10/12/85

Muddy

SE

Poor

Sat. & Sun. nothing but Hardheads & Sandtrout.

10/27/85

Muddy

North

Poor

Hurricane in Gulf moving into Louisana. Didn't fish. 10/27,28, & 29 /85.

11/1/85

Muddy

Variable

Slow

Hurricane really messed up the beach. Caught 6 Flounder in the bay in 3 days & lot of pan fish.

11/9/85

Muddy

SE

Poor

Water rough & didn't fish .

11/10/85

Muddy

SE

Poor

Caught several Gulftrout.

11/22/85

Off Color

SE

Poor

Only Hardsheads.

11/23/85

Off Color

SE

Poor

Had 1 very good hit that broke my line but otherwise shutout.

11/24/85

Off Color

SE

Poor

Couldn't lose any bait. No fish.

11/25/85

Off Color

SE

Poor

Only a few Gulftrout.

11/26/85

Off Color

SE

Poor

Only a few Gulftrout.

12/1/85

Off Color

Variable

Poor

Didn't fish.