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1998 Diary


Date

Water Color

Wind

Rating

Comments

1/1/98

Sandy

Varible

Poor

Jan. & Feb. fished every weekend & only caught a few Whiting.

3/1/98

Sandy

Varible

Slow

Peg Dorsey caught a 44" Red in PM.

3/7/98

Sandy

Varible

Poor

3/7 thru 13 /98 Fished about every day & hardly any fish. Unemployed again.A few Whiting.

3/14/98

Sandy

Varible

Poor

3/14 thru 3/18 rain,fog ,low tides no fish to speak of .

3/19/98

Sandy

North and Windy

Poor

GW & I caught 1/21" Drum.

3/19/98

Sandy

Varible

Poor

3/20 thru 3/28 caught a few Whiting.

3/29/98

Sandy

Varible

Slow

High tide & rough. Peg caught 1 25" Red & we caught several Whiting.

3/30/98

Sandy& rough

SE & Strong

Poor

Caught several Whiting & 1 40" Drum.

3/31/98

Sandy& rough

S & rougher

Slow

Rained all day. Didnít fish.

4/1/98

Sandy & choppy

South

Slow

Caught a few Whiting.

4/2/98

Sandy & choppy

South

Slow

Caught 1 Drum 21" & 16 Whiting.

4/3/98

Off Green

N& light

Slow

4/3,4,5/98 High tides no fish.

4/6/98

Off Green

Varible

Slow

4/6 thru 16/98 Water still cool several fronts pushed thru. A few Whiting each trip.

4/17/98

Off Green

Varible

Fair

Drum moved in.Caught 19 keepers.4/17 thru 20/98.

4/21/98

Green& calm

N & Light

Slow

4/21&22/98 no fish to speak of.

4/23/98

Sandy

SE & Strong

Slow

4/23,24,25,26/98 Caught 4 slot Drums.

4/27/98

Off Green

South

Fair

Winds died overnight. Caught1 17" Flounder,4 Drum ,& 2 Whiting.

5/2/98

Green

South

Slow

5/2thru8/98 In 5 days caught 2 Reds , a few Drum & Whiting

5/9/98

Off Green

Varible

Fair

Tim, Peg,& I caught 36" Red,3 Trout (24",19",&16").Bait of the day Shad.

5/10/98

Green& calm

N & Light

Fair

Caught 3 Trout(24",21",&17"),.&.1 36" Red.

5/11/98

Green& calm

East / SE

Fair

Caught 6 Trout 20" to 24" .Tim Peg & I.

5/12/98

Green

S& Rough

Fair

GW & I caught 28 1/2" Trout 8#s.

5/13/98

Green

South

Fair

Caught 7 nice Trout on Shad.Had 2 nice fish break off my line???.

5/16/98

Off Green

SE & light

Good

Peg,Tim & I caught 9 big Trout,2 Reds(28",&39"),2 Whiting &1 Shark.

5/17/98

Off Green

SE & light

Great

Tim, Peg,Kenny,Billy ,Jimmy & I caught 17 nice trout to 25",2 Reds(39" & 25") ,4 Shark 4 Rays & several Whiting.

5/22/98

Muddy

South& strong

Fair

Heavy rip tide.Caught 2 20" Trout, 1 25" Red, & 1 Sand Trout.

5/23/98

Muddy

Strong SW

Fair

Seaweed showed up last night.Caught 3 Trout ,& 1 slot Red.

5/24/98

Muddy

South

Fair

Seaweed . Caught 3 Trout..

5/25/98

Off Green

South

Fair

Lonnie,Toby, Monty,Tim,Peg, & I caught 2 Bull Reds (41",& 31"), & 1 Trout.

5/29/98

Off Green

Calm & S.E.

Fair

Caught 3 Trout ,& 1 41" Red.Several Hardheads.PM caught 24" Red.

5/30/98

Off Green

SE & light

Good

Lot of seaweed. Caught several Shark (49",49", 48" ,& many small ones) , 2 Trout, 1slot Red, & many Hardheads.Tim, Peg,Skip, GW ,& I.

5/31/98

Off Green

SE & light

Fair

Seaweed bad.Caught several small Shark,2 Trout, & many Hardheads.Tim, Peg, Skip, GW, & I.

6/5/98

Off Green

SE & Strong

Fair

AM caught 2 small Trout.PM caught 2 small Trout.NightGW ,Dee, Eddie & I caught 41" Red &1 Shark.

6/6/98

Off Green

N & Light

Fair

Skip & I caught 41" Red & some Hardheads.

6/12/98

Off Green

South

Fair

Archie & I Caught 5 Trout up to 24".

6/13/98

Sandy& rough

South& strong

Good

Skip,Tim,Peg,& I caught12 Trout to 25", 10 Shark, 3 Rays & lot of hardheads.

6/14/98

Muddy

Strong SW

Fair

Caught 4 Trout to 22".

6/19/98

Sandy & choppy

S& Rough

Good

Skip,& I caught2 nice Sharks (48"& 44") , lost 2 ???, & 4 small Trout. In PM Peg caught 28" Red,Tim 26" Trout & Jeff Mink a nice Shark.

6/20/98

Sandy& rough

S& Rough

Fair

Tim,Peg Skip & I caught 7 Trout to24",4 undersized Trout ,& 1 Shark.

6/26/98

Sandy& rough

S& Rough

Poor

Caught 2 Trout.

6/27/98

Off Green

South

Fair

Tim, Peg, Skip,& I caught 6 Trout to26 1/2" & 1 slot Red.

7/3/98

Rough

South& strong

Poor

Caught 2 Trout Fri,& 2 Sat. Tropical storm in Gulf.

7/5/98

Off Green

South

Good

Tim caught 28" 7.3# Trout (good for 2nd place in JC tournament) &7 other nice Trout Also had 3 Reds (29",29", &21")Tim Peg & I.

7/10/98

Muddy

Strong SW

Poor

Caught a few Hardheads 7/10,11,12,/98.

7/17/98

Muddy

Strong SW

Slow

Fishing slow but we caught large Ray 51" wide & 68" long .7/17,18, & 19/ 98.

7/24/98

Green

South

Fair

Skip& I caught 4 large Trout, 6 Shark,2 Gafftops & 2 Rays.

7/25/98

Off Green

South

Good

Skip,Ed, Dee & I caught 7 nice Trout,2 Shark,2 Gafftop & 2 Rays .

7/26/98

Green& calm

South

Poor

No fish.

7/31/98

Sandy

SW

Poor

7/31 thru 8/2 caught very few fish.

8/7/98

Green

South

Poor

8/7,8,9/98 caught a few Trout, Reds,Shark, & Gafftops.

8/14/98

Green

South

Fair

8/14 ,15, 16/98 Caught several trout up to 27".

8/21/98

Sandy& rough

South& strong

Poor

8/21,22 tropical storm Charlie in Gulf .caught 1 Trout.

8/23/98

Sandy

South

Great

Caught 14 Reds, 3 Bulls,5 Slot,& 6 Rats.

8/24/98

Green

South

Fair

Jeff Mink & I caught 2 slot Reds,&1 Shark.

8/25/98

Green

South

Fair

Caught 1 Trout & 1 Shark.

8/26/98

Green

None

Poor

No fish.

8/27/98

Green

N & Light

Fair

Caught 2 nice Spanish Macks,& 1 25" Trout.

8/28/98

Green

N & Light

Fair

Caught 1 Spanish Mack & 2 Trout.

8/29/98

Green

N & Light

Fair

Caught 2 Spanish Mackerels & a few pan fish.

8/30/98

Green

Calm & S.E.

Good

Caught 2 Spanish Mackerels 2 Trout & 3 Trout.

8/31/98

Green

S & rougher

Good

Fished at carbodies. Caught 2 Reds (36" & 26") ,4 Trout, & some pan fish.

9/1/98

Sandy& rough

Strong NE

Poor

Couldn't fish off beach. Hurricane Earl in Gulf.

9/2/98

Sandy& rough

Strong NE

Fair

Caught 2 Reds (16"&26").

9/4/98

Green

Strong NE

Fair

9/(4,5,&6)/98 Caught several keeper Reds & a few small Trout.

9/7/98

Strong NE

Poor

Tropical Disturbance in Gulf. No fish & lot of rain.

9/8/98

Rough

Poor

Didnít Fish. Tropical storm in Gulf.

9/9/98

Rough

Poor

No beach to park on. Didn' fish.

9/10/98

Rough

SE & Strong

Poor

Tropical storm Francis hit & had to evacuate 10th,11th & 12th.

9/13/98

Off Green

East

Slow

Saw 6 bulls caught next to me but I was shut out. At piling.

9/15/98

Off Green

East

Fair

Caught 2 Slot Reds .Had 2 flat tires & quit to fix them very early.

9/16/98

Off Green

East

Good

Caught 11 Reds (3 Bulls,6 Slots,& 2 Rats). G.W. there.

9/17/98

Off Green

N & Light

Good

Caught 4 Reds (2 Slots, & 2 Rats).

9/18/98

Off Green

N & Light

Good

Tim, Peg,Dee & I caught 4 Reds( 2Rats,& 2 Slots), & 44" Shark.

9/19/98

Sandy

N& light

Good

Caught 3 Sot Reds & 1 Shark. Tim, Peg, Dee & me.

9/20/98

Sandy& calm

South

Good

Caught 2 Slot Reds,1 Bull & 1 44" Shark.

9/21/98

Off Green

South

Fair

Caught 2 Slot Reds & 1 large Stingray .

9/22/98

Green

South

Fair

Caught 1 Slot Red in AM, & 2 in PM.

9/23/98

Off Green

South

Good

AM Caught 1 shark.PM 2 Bulls & 1 50" shark .Eddie,Mark,David,Brett, & me.

9/24/98

Off Green

SE & light

Good

Caught 3 slot Reds,1 Spanish Mackerel, 1 Trout, 1 large Horse Mackerel & had 3 breakoffs???.

9/25/98

Off Green

SE & light

Good

Caught 2 Slot Reds & 1 Shark. Glover caught 4 Slots, & Mike had 2 Slots.

9/26/98

Off Green

SE & Strong

Good

Caught 5 Reds( 3 Slots & 2 Rats).Tim, Peg, Marvin,& me.

9/27/98

Off Green

SE & light

Good

Caught 5 Reds (4 Slot & 1 Rat).Tim, Peg, Dee & me.

9/28/98

Green

Calm & S.E.

Good

Caught 3 slot Reds & had 2 line strippers ???.

9/29/98

Green

Calm

Good

Caught 3 Reds.2 Slots (24"& 26"), 1 Bull 36", & 1 42" Bull Jacks. Flies were the worse I've ever seen.

9/30/98

Green

Calm

Poor

One of those days. Water haul. Too calm, too geen , no winds & no tide change,no bites, & no fish. The flies were terrible again.

10/1/98

Green

Calm

Poor

One of those days. Water haul. Too calm, too geen , no winds & no tide change,no bites, & no fish. The flies were terrible again.

10/2/98

Green

SW

Poor

Didnít Fish. Went to Houston.

10/3/98

Sandy& rough

SW

Poor

Fishing almost nil, no bites & no fish.

10/4/98

Sandy& rough

SW

Good

Caught 7 Reds this AM.4 Slots (28" ,24",23",& 21") & 3 Rats ( 19"'18"' & 17").All on dead bait.

10/10/98

Green

N to SE

Good

Caught 9 Reds (38",34",27",25",23",21",21", & 2 Rats).

10/11/98

Sandy& rough

South& strong

Fair

Caught 2 Reds (23",23") & several Whitings.

10/17/98

Sandy& rough

South& strong

Great

AM Tim, Peg, Dee,Eddie ,Kenny & I put 2 Reds on beach (37",23"). PM Kenny, Ricky, & I, & the Provost family Mark, Marianne,Sean,& Cody put 9 Bulls on the beach ( 39" thru 33" ) .

10/18/98

Sandy& rough

South& strong

Good

Caught 4 Reds (2 Bulls,40" & 39",& 2 slots 27",& 23"). Looked like rain but stayed clear all morning.

10/24/98

Sandy& rough

North / NE

Fair

Tim ,Peg,Dee ,& I caught 2 Reds (40",&25"), 3 Drum, & 1 19" Flounder. Hank & family caught lot of pan fish & 2 Drum.

10/25/98

Sandy& rough

North / NE

Fair

Dee,Tim, & I caught 2 Reds (39",& 23"), 1 25" Trout, & friends by us caught 43",& 23" Red. Hank caught a lot of Croakers.

10/31/98

Sandy & choppy

SE & Strong

Good

Pat,Eddie, Kent, Kenny & I caught 6 Slot Reds. In Pm Kenny caught 2 large Bull Reds.Ray,& Mark caught 1 nice Shark .

11/1/98

Sandy& rough

SE & Strong

Slow

Caught 1 small Flounder, & Eddie caught 46" Red .Eddie, Dee, & I.

11/7/98

Sandy& rough

SE & Strong

Good

Tim, Peg,Kent, Mitch, & I caught 4 nice Reds (28",27",26",&24").

11/8/98

Muddy

Varible

Poor

Tim, Peg & I were shut out today.Did catch a few Whiting.

11/14/98

Muddy

Varible

Good

Troy Williams, Kent,& Mitch Halquist ,Kenny & I caught 3 Bull Reds (44",41",& 40"), 1 Drum, & 1 Shark. 14 year old Mitch caught his 1st Bull the 44" one.

11/15/98

Muddy

North

Good

Troy Williams,Peg & I caught 6 Reds ( 42", 39",38",35",28",& 27").

11/20/98

Off Green

Varible

Good

Front moved in at 10 AM, light rain . I caught 3 26" Reds. Mike Peach caught 1 24" & Bob Emory caught 1 Bull.

11/21/98

Off Green

North

Poor

Mike Whitington, Kent & Mitch Halquist,Dee & I were shut out except for 1 16" Rat Red.

11/22/98

Off Green

North

Good

Troy Williams,Dee,& I Caught 4 Bull Reds ( 41",41",39", & 37").

11/26/98

Green& calm

Varible

Poor

No fish, water to flat & green.Had 1 decent bite but didn't hookup.

11/27/98

Green& calm

Varible

Poor

I didn't fish. Archie caught 1 Spaanish Mackerel. Troy caught 1 Jack.Put roof on my house with Toby, Brian, Darren, Monty, Brett, Benny, Darla, Laura, Tim, & me .

11/28/98

Green& calm

Varible

Poor

Fished in AM & was Shutout again.

11/29/98

Off Green

South

Fair

Troy & I fished in AM & had 1 good bite that broke my line. Caught 16 Small Whitings

12/5/98

Off Green

South

Fair

Ed, Dee, Jackie, & I caught 4 Reds ( 38", 27.5", 27.5", & 27") & 1 36" Shark near car bodies.

12/6/98

Off Green

South

Good

French,Don, Henry, Ed, Kent,Mitch, Tim & I put 12 Reds on the beach from 41" to 24".

12/7/98

Off Green

South

Fair

French, Don,Tim, Peg, & I caught 3 Slot Reds & 1 Trout.

12/11/98

Muddy

North

Poor

Cold & rain. Didn't fish.

12/12/98

Muddy

North

Poor

Had 1 decent bite all morning but didn't hookup.Still cold.

12/13/98

Muddy

North

Slow

Sun came out & weather warmed up. Kent ,Mitch, & I caught 37" Red.

12/18/98

Muddy

Strong South

Good

Dee ,Eddie, & I caught 5 Reds( 47",43",39,39,&28"). Dee said 47" Red was his biggest.

12/19/98

Off Green

South

Fair

Dee & I caught 2 28" Reds.

12/20/98

Off Green

South

Poor

Tim, Peg ,& I were shut out today.They said they caught 1 large Whiting & 3 Crab Traps after I left full of Crabs.

12/26/98

Off Green

North

Poor

Weather very cold but warmed up later. No fish but saw a few Whiting caught.

12/27/98

Off Green

East

Good

Caught 3 Reds (39",28",&26").