News Section: Fishing
Captain Favorite's Weekend Fishing Forecast Jan. 24, 2013
BRADENTON -- Some of the best fishing will take place over the weekend as a full moon approaches. Capt. Rick Grassett recommends searching for reds on shallow flats on sunny afternoons and trout, Spanish mackerel, blues, pompano and more on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay. He says to also look for reds around docks, in potholes and on the edges of bars when the tide is low. Catch and release snook fishing in the ICW at night should also be a good option.
Mullet Festival Jan. 25-27
- Come on down to Stan's Idle Hour bar (221 W. Goodland Drive, Goodland Fla.) Enjoy mullet and lots of other fresh seafood with good eats from a variety of food vendors. There will also be arts and crafts and live music and, of course, the annual Buzzard Lope dance contest (the strange dance that buzzards do over their roadkill), culminating with the crowning of the Buzzard Lope Queen. Admission is free, call 239-394-3041 or go to www.stansidlehour.net for more information.
High pressure dominates the Gulf of Mexico through the end of the work week as a cold front approaches...washing out along the Gulf Coast Saturday. High pressure builds into the eastern states and down into the Gulf Sunday, then shifts out over the Atlantic by Monday.
North winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Thursday night
will bring northeast winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters smooth.
East winds around 5 knots then becoming southwest in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Friday night will bring northwest winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Northwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Saturday night will bring north winds around 10 knots then becoming northeast after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Sunday night will bring northeast winds around 15 knots then becoming east 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
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