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1996 Diary


Date

Water Color

Wind

Rating

Comments

1/1/96

Off Color

None

Slow

Heavy fog,& incoming tide.Caught 43" Red & a few Whiting.

1/6/96

Off Color

North

Poor

Blizzard 1/6,7/96 No fish. Very cold.

1/13/96

Green

Light North

Poor

Froze last week & a lot of dead crabs on beach. No fish

1/14/96

Off Color

South

Fair

Caught 18" Whiting & a few smaller ones.

1/20/96

Muddy

Light North

Slow

Temp in 40's. Caught 2 Whiting.1/20,21/96.

1/27/96

Off Color

Strong North

Poor

No bites ,no fish.

2/9/96

Off Color

Southeast

Fair

Caught 6 Whiting & 3 Croakers. Crown locked us out 2/5/96. May be fishing for a while.

2/10/96

Off Color

Southeast

Fair

Caught 27" Red & 28" Drum & several Whiting.

2/11/96

Off Color

Strong North

Slow

Norther blew in this AM.Caught 8 Whiting & 1 Croaker.

2/14/96

Muddy

South

Slow

Caught 2 Whiting.

2/15/96

Muddy

North

Poor

No bites ,no fish.

2/16/96

Muddy

North

Poor

Caught couple of Whiting.

2/17/96

Muddy

South

Fair

Kenny & I caught a lot of Whiting & 1 43" Red.

2/18/96

Off Color

South

Slow

Caught a few Whiting.

2/19/96

Muddy

Strong West

Slow

Caught 1 Whiting.

2/21/96

Off Color

South

Slow

Caught 6 Whiting.

2/22/96

Muddy

South

Slow

Caught 2 Whiting & 4 Hardheads.

2/23/96

Off Color

South

Fair

Caught 15 Whiting.

2/24/96

Off Color

West

Good

Kenny & I Caught 3 Reds (27",47", & 36") & 5 Whiting.

2/25/96

Off Color

South

Slow

Caught 4 Whiting.

2/26/96

Off Color

South

Slow

Caught 8 Whiting.

2/27/96

Off Color

North

Poor

Blue Norther blew in & didn't fish. 2/27,28,29/96.

3/1/96

Muddy

Light North

Poor

Caught 22" Drum.

3/2/96

Sandy

South

Fair

Caught Large Sheepshead & 8 Whiting.

3/3/96

Sandy

Southeast

Fair

Caught 3 Sheepshead & 7 Whiting.

3/9/96

Muddy

Strong North

Slow

Caught 4 Whiting, in PM & shut out in AM.

3/10/96

Off Color

Strong North

Good

Caught 45" Red, 3# Sheepshead & 21 Whiting

3/11/96

Off Color

Strong North

Good

Caught a lot of Whiting.

3/23/96

Off Color

Variable

Poor

Caught a lot of Hardheads 3/23,24/96.

3/30/96

Off Color

South

Good

Caught 30 big Whiting & 1 Sheepshead.

3/31/96

Off Color

North

Slow

Caught 6 Whiting, ! Sheepshead,1 Croaker, & 1 Hardhead.

4/6/96

Off Color

North

Fair

Cold & a rip tide.Caught 1 Sheepshead & 3 Whiting. In PM Kenny & I caught3 Bull Reds .

4/7/96

Off Color

Variable

Fair

Caught 7 Whiting & lost a Good Something to a broken line. Boo Hoo!

4/13/96

Off Color

South

Slow

Peg caught 44" Red & we caught trash fish. 4/13,14/96..

4/20/96

Muddy

Variable

Slow

Lot of Hardheads & 5 Whiting. 4/20,21/96.

4/27/96

Sandy

South

Slow

Caught a lot of Whitings,1 16" Drum, 1 Stingray,& lot of Hardheads.4/27,28/96.

5/4/96

Green

Strong South

Slow

15 Whiting 1 small Drum,& lot of hardheads.5/4,5,96.

5/11/96

Green

Strong South

Slow

Caught lot of Whiting,1 small Trout,1 Bluefish,& Peg had a large fish break off. 5/11,12/96.

5/17/96

Off Color

Strong South

Slow

Raymond, Winnie & I caught 27" Red.

5/18/96

Green

Strong South

Good

Raymond & family & I caught28" ,22" Red,16" Trout,26" Drum& several Whiting .

5/19/96

Green

Strong West

Good

Caught 2 28" Reds ,1 42" Red,Peg caught large Jack & Tim a 28" Red .

5/25/96

Muddy

Strong South

Good

Lot of seaweed.In PM Tim, Peg,Raymond & I caught 38",30" & 45" Red.

5/26/96

Muddy

Strong South

Poor

Too much seaweed.Quit early. No fish.

5/27/96

Muddy

Strong South

Poor

Too much seaweed.Quit early. No fish.

6/1/96

Green

Strong South

Fair

Too much seaweed.Quit early. In PM Caught 2 large Jacks.

6/2/96

Green

Southeast

Fair

Caught 28" Red,1 Blacktip Shark,& 1 22" Trout

6/8/96

Muddy

North

Slow

Caught 2 Shark,1 Gafftop. 6/8,9/96.

6/15/96

Green

South

Fair

Caught 40" Red & 2 Breakoffs ???. 2 Gafftops ,& 4 Shark 6/15,16/96.

6/22/96

Green

Strong South

Fair

Caught 42" Shark,24" Trout & 1 line breaker. 6/22,23/96.

6/29/96

Off Color

Light North

Good

Caught 2 large Rays,1 43" Red & 1 nice Shark.Stephen,Brett, David & me.

6/30/96

Green

Variable

Slow

Caught 2 Shark.

7/1/96

Green

Variable

Poor

No bites ,no fish. Lot of seaweed.

7/2/96

Green

Variable

Slow

Caught 24" Trout.

7/3/96

Green

Variable

Slow

Caught 1 large Ray.

7/4/96

Green

Variable

Poor

No bites.no fish.

7/5/96

Green

Variable

Poor

No bites.no fish.

7/6/96

Green

Variable

Fair

Caught 24" Spanish Mackerel & 1 Gafftop.

7/7/96

Muddy

Strong South

Good

Russel Kraus & I caught 41", & 42" Reds, 1 Ray,& 1 Shark.

7/11/96

Off Color

South

Good

Caught 4 Bulls (36",39", 39",& 45") Reds,2,Trout, 2 Shark, & 1 Gafftop.

7/12/96

Off Color

South

Good

Caught 4 Bulls (37",39", 40",& 43") Reds,1 Breakoff ???, 4 Shark,1 Gafftop & 1 Ray.

7/13/96

Off Color

South

Good

Caught 10 Shark, lost something I couldn’t turn, & 2 Gafftops.

7/14/96

Off Color

Strong North

Fair

7/14 caught 21" Red, 7/15 1 18" Red. Mean rip tide.

7/17/96

Off Color

Strong North

Fair

Caught 1 Gafftop , 1 23" Red (PM), 1 Blue, & 3 Hardheads.

7/18/96

Off Color

Strong North

Poor

Shrimp fleet just off beach.Too much cull fish floating. No fish.

7/19/96

Off Color

South

Slow

Caught 1 18" Drum.

7/20/96

Off Color

South

Slow

Caught 2 Gafftops.

7/21/96

Off Color

South

Slow

Caught 1 Gafftop.

7/22/96

Off Color

South

Good

Caught 43" Red,2 undersized Trout,& 1 Drum.

7/24/96

Muddy

South

Poor

Caught 1 Gaffttop.

7/25/96

Muddy

South

Good

Caught 1 Shark,1 33" Red,& 2 Gafftops.

7/26/96

Muddy

South

Good

Skip & I caught 3 Gafftops, 1 40" Red,& 1 Sand Trout.

7/27/96

Muddy

South

Good

Skip ,Marty, & I caught 2 Reds (31",& 36") , & a lot of Gafftops.

7/28/96

Off Color

South

Poor

No fish.

7/29/96

Off Color

Southeast

Good

Caught 46" Red,& a lot of Whiting.

7/30/96

Off Color

Southeast

Slow

Caught 2 Shark.

7/31/96

Off Color

Southeast

Good

Caught 28" Red, 26" Trout & several smaller Trout.

8/1/96

Off Color

South

Good

Caught 2 Reds (27", & 31").

8/5/96

Off Color

South

Good

Caught 2 Reds (27", & 31") & 2 Small Trout.

8/6/96

Off Color

Southeast

Good

Caught 4 Reds (42", 40", 31", & 26") & 2 Shark.

8/7/96

Off Color

Southeast

Great

Caught 7 Reds (42", 40", 27", 26", 26", 24", 24", & 21")& 2 Shark& 1 Gafftop in AM. PM Kenny & I Caught 4 more Reds ( 44', 40", & 2 slots) .

8/8/96

Off Color

Variable

Good

Caught 3 Reds ( 27", 25", & 24"), & 2 Shark.

8/9/96

Off Color

Variable

Good

Caught 2 Reds (26:, & 22"),3 Shark ,& 1 Gafftop. PM 1 20" Red & 1 Spanish Mackerel.

8/10/96

Off Color

Variable

Fair

Caught 1 40" Red & 1 Shark.

8/11/96

Muddy

Strong West

Poor

Rip tide. No fish.

8/12/96

Muddy

Strong West

Poor

Tim caught 27" Red & we caught several Hardheads & 1 Gafftops..

8/13/96

Muddy

Variable

Good

Kenny, Tim, & I caught3 Reds ( 42", 40", & 27"), & 1 Shark.

8/14/96

Muddy

Variable

Great

Kenny, Tim, & I caught3 Reds ( 43", 43", & 21"), & 6 Gafftops .French had 3 (40",39",&21"), & 5 Hardheads.

8/15/96

Off Color

Variable

Great

Tim & I caught4 bulls ( 39", 39", 40", & 38"),1 Ray ,& 4 Gafftops.

8/16/96

Off Color

South

Great

Tim, Skip, & I caught 4 Reds ( 42", 40", 39", & 39"), several shark & Gafftops.

8/17/96

Off Color

South

Slow

French caught 47" Red. Skip & I caught small Hammerhead Shark ,& 1 Gafftop.

8/18/96

Off Color

South

Good

Tim, Peg, & I caught 4 Reds ( 41",40", 39",&39" ), 8 Shark ,& 4 Gafftops.

8/19/96

Off Color

South

Fair

Caught 2 Sharks,& 4 Gafftops.

8/20/96

Off Color

Strong East

Good

Didn't fish but Kenny caught 3 Bull Reds ,& 2 Trout.

8/21/96

Muddy

Strong East

Poor

Rough & no fish.

8/22/96

Muddy

Strong East

Great

Marvin Glover & I 3 Slot Reds & 3 Bulls.Marvin Caught 3 Reds on 1 Reel.Hurricane Dolly in Gulf.

8/23/96

Muddy

Strong East

Great

Huricane Dolly in Gulf. Skip ,Richard Poppy, Billy Tobler, & I put 7 Reds on beach ( 42" 40",& 5 slot).Couple from Montana got to pull in 1 Bull Red.

8/24/96

Muddy

Southeast

Fair

Tim, Skip, & I caught 2 Reds ( 42", 27"),42" Shark, & 23" Trout.

8/25/96

Off Color

Variable

Good

Darla, Benny, Robert, Laura Rucka & family,Kenny & I caught 5 Reds (47",43", 42",26" & 22").

8/26/96

Off Color

South

Poor

Caught trash fish.

8/27/96

Off Color

South

Fair

Caught 3 nice Trout & 25" Red. Henry& I . Lot of seaweed.

8/28/96

Off Color

South

Slow

Caught 1 Shark.

8/29/96

Off Color

South

Slow

Caught 2 Gafftops & Nolan caught 1 27" Red.

8/30/96

Off Color

North

Good

Tim,Peg,& I caught 3 Reds ( 41",40",&39" ), 2 Gafftops, & had 1 break off.

9/1/96

Green

South

Good

Skip & I caught 2 Reds (42",&40") , 1 Trout. 5 Spanish Mackerel ,& 5 Shark.

9/2/96

Green

South

Fair

Caught 3 Shark,1 Spanish Mackerel,&2 Sand Trout.

9/3/96

Green

South

Fair

Caught 1 Trout,& 1 Gafftop. Wade fishermen caught several Trout.

9/4/96

Green

South

Slow

Caught 1 Spanish Mackerel & 1 Trout.

9/5/96

Green

Light North

Great

Lot of Bait in surf. Skip & I caught 1 44" Red,1 70# Blacktip Shark,1 Large Ray,1 Trout ,& 1 Small Shark.

9/6/96

Green

Variable

Good

Lot of bait in surf. Caught 1 44" Red,& 1 Shark.

9/7/96

Green

Variable

Good

AM caught 4 Trout,3 Shark.PM Surf roughened up & Tim, Peg & I caught 2 Reds (44", & 24").

9/8/96

Off Color

Strong West

Poor

No tide movement & raining, Skip, Jeff & I caught Ridley Turtle.

9/9/96

Green

Variable

Good

Caught 3 Reds (42", 39", 38"),& 3 Gafftop.

9/12/96

Green

Light North

Good

Caught 4 Shark to 44",& hooked up to something that spooled my Shark rig Couldn't turn it.

9/13/96

Green

Light North

Good

Caught fish but forgot to log them.

9/14/96

Green

Light North

Fair

Toby, Monty,Lonnie & I caught2 Spanish Mackerel,& 2 Trout.

9/15/96

Muddy

Strong South

Good

Toby, Monty,Lonnie, Skip & I caught 3 Reds (37",24", & 18").

9/16/96

Muddy

Strong South

Good

AM no good. PM caught 3 Reds (43", 26",& 24").

9/17/96

Muddy

Strong South

Good

French & I caught 6 Slot Reds.

9/18/96

Muddy

Strong South

Good

AM caught 3 Reds( 24", 23", & 21") & PM 2 Bulls( 41", & 37").

9/19/96

Muddy

Strong South

Good

AM French, Glover,& I caught 3 Bull Reds all 40" ,2 Blues, & 1 Hardhead. PM caught 3 slot Reds(27",23",& 23"), 2 Blues & 1 Gafftop.

9/20/96

Muddy

South

Good

AM rained. PM Skip, Richard ,Janette,Russel, & Jill Poppy, Tim, & Peg,& I caught 3 Bull Reds(42", 41", &38"), & 8 Gafftops.

9/21/96

Muddy

North

Good

AM riptide.Caught 3 Reds to 41" & lot of Gafftop. PM Raymond, & Scott, Skip,& Linda, Tim, & Peg, all the Poppys, & I caught 7 more to 44".

9/22/96

Off Color

Southeast

Fair

A big gang there today.Brian Weathers, Brannon, Ernie ,Scott K., French, Dorseys & I caught 2 Reds to 38", 2 Trout,& 2 Gafftop.

9/23/96

Off Color

Southeast

Fair

AM caught25" Red.PM caught 25" Red & 4 Gafftops.

9/24/96

Off Color

South

Fair

Archie & I caught 2 Reds( 24",& 18").Pm fishing cratered.

9/25/96

Off Color

South

Good

Archie , Kenny & I caught 5 Reds(42",41", 24",24",& 23"),1 Shark,& 1Gafftop.

9/26/96

Muddy

South

Poor

To much seaweed & strong riptide.Couldn't fish.

9/27/96

Muddy

North

Poor

To much seaweed & strong riptide.Couldn't fish.

9/28/96

Muddy

North

Fair

Kenny & I caught 3 Reds (28",26",&26").Hank caught 23" & several Whiting.

9/29/96

Muddy

North

Great

Skip,Peg,Tim & I caught 13 slot Reds,& 1 Trou.

9/30/96

Off Color

North

Great

Kenny & I caught 7 Reds (28",24"22",21")& Kenny limited out after I left for lunch.

10/1/96

Off Color

Northeast

Great

Kenny & I caught 6 slot Reds,20" Trout, & several large Gafftops.

10/2/96

Off Color

East

Good

Caught 3 Reds,(28",24",& 21") lot of Sand Trout & Gafftops.

10/3/96

Green

North

Fair

Caught 1 25" Red & saw 7 more caught. Riptide & lot of bait in water.

10/4/96

Muddy

Strong variable

Poor

Tropical Storm Josephine in Gulf. No beach, too much trash ,& lot of erossion. Whole neighborhood & Island flooded .Couldn't fish.11/4,5,&6/96.

10/8/96

Muddy

Light North

Good

French & I caught 7 Slot Reds, & 2 Drum.

10/9/96

Off Color

Light North

Good

French & I caught 1 Bull Red & 2 keepers.

10/10/96

Off Color

Light North

Good

French & I caught4 slot Reds & 1 Shark.

10/12/96

Green

Light North

Poor

Water full of seaweed & couldn't fish.

10/13/96

Green

Light North

Slow

Peg caught 1 Spanish Mackerel, 1 18" Red ,& we caught several Whiting.

10/19/96

Green

Light North

Great

Peg ,Tim ,Kenny & I caught 9 slot Reds & 2 Bulls.

10/20/96

Off Color

South

Fair

Peg, Tim, & I caught 2 Reds, 1 Trout, & 8 Whiting.

10/27/96

Off Color

South

Poor

2 tide day, no fish.

11/18/96

Off Color

South

Slow

11/18,19,20,21&22/96. Caught lot of Whiting but no other fish.

11/23/96

Off Color

South

Fair

Caught 40" Red & lot of Whiting.

11/24/96

Green

Light North

Poor

Lot of seaweed. Blue norther hit about noon.No fish.

11/25/96

Green

Strong North

Poor

Didn't fish .

11/27/96

Green

Strong North

Poor

Caught 28" Red.

11/28/96

Off Color

North

Slow

Emmory & I caught 25" Red. Had Thanksgiving with Dorseys.

11/29/96

Off Color

Southeast

Poor

Nothing but a few panfish.

11/30/96

Off Color

Southeast

Slow

Peg caught 23" Red.

12/1/96

Off Color

Variable

Poor

12/1,2,3,& 4 /96 no bait in surf. No fish.

12/5/96

Off Color

Variable

Poor

Caught several Whiting .

12/6/96

Off Color

Variable

Poor

Caught several Whiting & 1 21" Drum.

12/7/96

Off Color

Variable

Poor

Caught several Whiting & 1 31" Drum.

12/8/96

Off Color

Variable

Poor

12/8,9,10,11,12/96. Nothing but a few Whiting.