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Captain Favorite's Weekend Fishing Forecast: Jan. 16, 2014

Your One-Stop Spot for Fishing in Manatee County

Published Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:02 am

BRADENTON – During 2013, a preliminary total of 829 manatee deaths were documented. St. Johns River blue crab trap closure startrf Jan. 16. Two strong cold fronts will approach from the northwest today and Friday. High pressure will then build back into the region for Saturday.

 
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FWC busy responding to manatee deaths

  • The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has stepped up efforts to respond to manatees in distress and determine the cause of death when possible. During 2013, a preliminary total of 829 manatee deaths were documented.
  • Marine mammal staff from across the state and law enforcement responded to manatees suffering from the effects of red tide in southwest Florida from January through May. Florida red tide, which releases a toxin that affects manatees’ nervous systems, caused the deaths of a record 276 manatees during that period.

 

St. Johns River blue crab trap closure starts Jan. 16

  • Recreational and commercial blue crab traps in all waters of the St. Johns River system must be removed from the water before Jan. 16, the first day of a 10-day trap closure. This closure will give groups authorized by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) the opportunity to identify and retrieve lost and abandoned blue crab traps from the water.
  • The closure includes all waters of the St. Johns River system, its associated lakes and tributaries from west of the St. Johns River’s intersection with the Intracoastal Canal through and including Lake Hellen Blazes in Brevard County.

 

New FWC buoy in Tampa Bay to aid water quality, harmful algal bloom monitoring 

  • A new buoy deployed this month by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in Old Tampa Bay collects continuous water quality information to help researchers learn more about conditions that trigger harmful algal blooms.

 

Weekend Fishing Forcast

A cold front will move across the waters tonight with strong winds and rough seas developing and continuing into Thursday. High pressure will then build back over the marine area Thursday and Thursday night. The next cold front will approach from the north and move through the area late Friday and Friday night. Another area of high pressure will then build back into the region for Saturday.

 

Thursday

North winds around 20 knots becoming northwest 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters choppy. Thursday night will bring northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming variable around 5 knots over night. Bay and inland waters smooth.

2014/01/16 Thu 02:02 AM 2.03 H

2014/01/16 Thu 09:54 AM -0.06 L

2014/01/16 Thu 04:56 PM 1.17 H

2014/01/16 Thu 08:25 PM 1.05 L

 

Friday

Variable winds around 5 knots becoming west around 15 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters becoming a moderate chop. Isolated showers in the afternoon. Friday night will bring northwest winds around 15 knots becoming north after midnight. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.

2014/01/17 Fri 02:39 AM 2.0 H

2014/01/17 Fri 10:19 AM -0.01 L

2014/01/17 Fri 04:56 PM 1.21 H

2014/01/17 Fri 09:16 PM 0.99 L

 

Saturday

Northwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Saturday night will bring northwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.

2014/01/18 Sat 03:16 AM 1.93 H

2014/01/18 Sat 10:44 AM 0.05 L

2014/01/18 Sat 05:08 PM 1.28 H

2014/01/18 Sat 10:04 PM 0.91 L

 

Sunday

Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Sunday night will bring north winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.

2014/01/19 Sun 03:54 AM 1.83 H

2014/01/19 Sun 11:08 AM 0.15 L

2014/01/19 Sun 05:29 PM 1.38 H

 

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