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1986 Diary


Date

Water Color

Wind

Rating

Comments

1/1/86

Off Color

Variable

Poor

Jan.,Feb., Mar., & Apr. didn't fish.

5/1/86

Muddy

Variable

Fair

Month of May surf stayed muddy & caught many Sharks.

6/1/86

Muddy

Variable

Poor

Most of June surf stayed muddy & didn't catch much. When green water came in the Trout did too. Caught a few Trout but not bragging.

6/29/86

Muddy

Variable

Great

Caught 13 Trout late in the afternoon.

6/30/86

Muddy

SW

Great

Raymond & I caught 12 Trout.

7/1/86

Muddy

SW

Great

Raymond & I caught 14 Trout.

7/2/86

Muddy

SW

Fair

Raymond & I caught 6 Trout.

7/4/86

Muddy

SW

Fair

Raymond & I caught 4 Trout.

7/5/86

Off Color

South

Fair

Raymond & I caught 6 Trout.

7/6/86

Off Color

South

Fair

Raymond & I caught 2 Trout in clearing surf.

7/7/86

Muddy

South

Good

Caught 3 foot Shark, 1 Gafftop, 1 Trout in AM. PM caught 7 1/2# Trout.

7/8/86

Off Color

South

Poor

Couldn't lose any bait.

7/9/86

Off Color

South

Poor

Pan fish & Crabs tearing bait off hook. No fish.

7/10/86

Green

SE

Great

Caught 8# Trout & 3 smaller ones. Also caught 28" Red & 8 Shark.

7/11/86

Muddy

South

Poor

Rain and winds. No fish.

7/12/86

Muddy

South

Poor

Rain and winds. No fish.

7/13/86

Muddy

South

Poor

Rain and winds. No fish.

7/14/86

Off Color

SE

Good

Fished at round house & caught 4 large Trout on 6" Mullet in PM.

7/15/86

Green

SE

Poor

Flat surf. Didn't catch anything.

7/16/86

Off Color

SW

Good

Caught 4 nice Reds (19",21",23" & 27"), 2 Trout, & 15 Shark.1 more Red in PM.

7/17/86

Off Color

South

Good

Caught 34" Red, & 6# Trout in AM. PM 29" Red , 1 Shark, & 2 Gafftop.

7/18/86

Green

South

Poor

Caught 1 Shark,& 1 Trout.

7/19/86

Green

South

Fair

Caught 2 Trout, & 2 Shark, with a lot of schoolie Trout.

7/26/86

Muddy

SW

Poor

Fished Sat. & Sun. & caught 23" Red & 2 Trout.

8/1/86

Muddy

SW

Fair

Sat. & Sun. caught 2 Trout , & a few Shark.

8/9/86

Off Color

SE

Good

Caught 6 Trout up to 6 1/2#s.

8/10/86

Off Color

SE

Good

Caught 3 Trout to 5#s.

8/15/86

Off Color

SE

Good

Caught 6 Trout to 5#s. on small Mullet.

8/23/86

Off Color

SE

Fair

Sat. & Sun. caught a few Trout.

9/1/86

Green

SE

Fair

5 day weekend. Caught about 2 to 3 Trout every day.

9/16/86

Green

SE

Good

Beard & I fished 3 days & caught 42", & 34" Reds, 5 Blues, 3 Trout, 2 Shark, & lot of Whiting.

9/22/86

Green

SE

Great

Caught 12 Trout to 8#s, & 1 Spanish Mackerel.9/22, &23/86.

9/27/86

Muddy

SE

Slow

27th, & 28th caught 1 Trout, 29" Red, & 1 Gafftop.

10/4/86

Muddy

SE

Slow

Caught 1 Trout.

10/5/86

Muddy

SE

Slow

Caught 2 Trout.Strong winds.

10/6/86

Off Color

SE

Great

Fished with Ike at Bolivar Pocket & we caught 4 Slot Reds & 1 44" Bull. Norther moved in & we put 18 Trout on the beach. All were good size.

10/9/86

Off Color

East

Poor

Fished at piling & caught 1 Trout , & several Gulftrout.

10/10/86

Green

North

Good

Am caught 22", & 24" Red, & 2 Shark at carbodies. PM caught 3 nice Trout at round house.

10/11/86

Green

North

Good

Caught 3 large Jacks, 1 23" Red, 2 Trout, & 1 Shark. Started raining at 11AM & quit.

10/18/86

Green

SE

Fair

Caught 1 Trout, 1 Jack, & 1 15# Ray.

10/25/86

Muddy

North

Poor

Front moved thru Fri & caught only a few Sandtrout.

11/8/86

Off Color

South

Good

Caught 3 nice Reds. 1 was tagged. Everyone I talked to caught a few Reds. Saw several Rays. Temp. got up to 85*

11/28/86

Muddy

North

Poor

Rained all weekend & didn't fish. 28th & 29th.

11/30/86

Off Color

North

Good

Caught 4 nice Reds (40",30", 29", & 25") near Pass.

12/5/86

Off Color

Variable

Slow

Had quit fishing this month.