Starting yesterday, the water had roughed up a little on the beach. Still good conditions to take a boat out, and is expected to calm some more over the weekend. Weather has cooled down a bit as well. Thunderstorms expected throughout Thursday and Friday, with a partly cloudy weekend to follow.
Weekend Precipitation Chance:
SPJ/Vertical Jigging Report:
Reports have been slim earlier in the week. But we're hopeful things will turn around for the weekend as the storms move away. Wrecks still producing a mixed bag of species, such as big blue runners, bonitas, kingfish and yellow jacks. For spots that hold a lot of kings, up the leader to avoid cutoffs and losing expensive jigs! Reef spots may hold a few muttons as well, so dropping down a slow jig could land a solid fish.
Pilchards are schooling over the Newport Fishing Pier in good numbers. With the water visibility falling these past few days, seeing or sight casting large jacks, tarpon or snook has been a little more difficult. A white X-rap, Yo-Zuri Inshore Fingerling or just a live pilchard thrown outside the school should get the attention of something big.
Today is the last day of mini season! There are definitely a few bugs left! Go getem!