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Captain Favorite's Weekend Fishing Forecast: Sept. 26, 2013
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BRADENTON – Looking for something different to do? Check out the Bright House Clearwater Super Boat National Champions and Seafood Festival. The three-day event gets under way Friday, Sept. 27 and includes races, fireworks and lots of seafood. The stormy weather should cease by Saturday.
- The 2013 recreational season for bay scallops will close Wednesday, Sept. 25. The final day of harvesting is Sept. 24.
FWC scallop researchers will conduct underwater surveys after the season closes to reassess the scallop population.
- While the season is open, scallop harvesters can assist researchers by completing an online survey at http://svy.mk/bayscallops, indicating where they harvest scallops, how many they collect and how long it takes to harvest them.
- Participants can email BayScallops@MyFWC.com to ask questions or send additional information.
- Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Bay Scallops” to learn more.
- On Saturday, Oct. 19, the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) will open its doors to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for MarineQuest 2013. Visitors can explore the world of science at FWRI headquarters, 100 8th Ave. S.E., in downtown St. Petersburg.
- Held in conjunction with the third annual St. Petersburg Science Festival, the 19th annual MarineQuest open house is a free event for all ages. Visitors learn about fish and wildlife research in Florida through dozens of interactive exhibits staffed by some of the state’s top scientists. People can see live alligators and snakes, help researchers with a simulated manatee rescue and check out live critters found in Tampa Bay at touch tanks. Special activities for children include wildlife origami and gyotaku, the Japanese art of fish printing.
- FWRI is the research division of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). FWRI’s work is used by all levels of government, universities, private organizations and the public.
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A weak frontal boundary will cross the coastal waters today with winds turning to the northwest. A moderate pressure gradient between a surface low off the Florida East Coast and high pressure building into the central Gulf from the north will keep winds and seas near and at times just above, exercise caution levels through this weekend.
Northwest winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the morning...then isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Thursday night will bring north winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
North winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Friday night will bring northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Saturday night will bring northeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Northeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Sunday night will bring northeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.