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Captain Favorite's Weekend Fishing Forecast: June 12, 2014
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BRADENTON – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will meet June 17-19 in Fort Myers. Agenda topics include: marine fisheries management, lionfish management and the Gulf Reef Fish Data Reporting System. A weak disturbance aloft will bring increasing chances for showers and thunderstorms both today through Friday. A more typical summer thunderstorm pattern will return to the area over the weekend.
- A commercial daily trip and vessel limit of 200 sea cucumbers will go into effect June 11 in state and federal waters off Florida.
This change was approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its April meeting near Tallahassee.
- See a lionfish in the wild? Report it using the new Report Florida Lionfish app. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) unveiled the new smart device app today (May 28) during a live Twitter chat. The first 250 people who successfully complete the Report Florida Lionfish app reporting form will receive a free, interactive and newly redesigned “Lionfish Control Team” T-shirt. The logo on these shirts is designed to come to life. Learn more about the new app, T-shirt and interactive logo by watching a video online.
- The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) closes June 1 and will remain closed through July 31, reopening Aug. 1.
- In federal Gulf waters, greater amberjack will also be closed June 1 through July 31. Gray triggerfish closed in Gulf federal waters May 1 and will remain closed through Dec. 31.
- Sixty-two people lost their lives in Florida last year in boating accidents, and there have already been 11 deaths so far this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), which has released its 2013 Boating Accident Statistical Report
The high pressure ridge extends across southern Florida producing southwest winds and light to moderate choppy seas across the coastal region. The only hazard expected through the week will be locally gusty winds and higher seas in the vicinity of scattered thunderstorms...otherwise no headlines are expected.
Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the morning...then numerous thunderstorms in the afternoon. Thursday night will bring southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms.
2014/06/12 Thu 02:06 AM 1.41 H
2014/06/12 Thu 05:57 AM 1.17 L
2014/06/12 Thu 11:55 AM 2.66 H
2014/06/12 Thu 08:21 PM -0.39 L
West winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Numerous thunderstorms in the morning...then scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Friday night will bring southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening...then scattered thunderstorms after midnight.
2014/06/13 Fri 02:57 AM 1.4 H
2014/06/13 Fri 06:36 AM 1.19 L
2014/06/13 Fri 12:38 PM 2.74 H
2014/06/13 Fri 09:07 PM -0.45 L
Southwest winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered thunderstorms. Saturday night will bring southwest winds around 5 knots then becoming south after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth. Isolated thunderstorms.2014/06/14 Sat 03:45 AM 1.39 H
2014/06/14 Sat 07:19 AM 1.2 L
2014/06/14 Sat 01:24 PM 2.76 H
2014/06/14 Sat 09:53 PM -0.44 L
South winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Isolated thunderstorms in the morning...then numerous thunderstorms in the afternoon. Sunday night will bring east winds around 5 knots then becoming southeast after midnight. Bay and inland waters smooth. Scattered thunderstorms in the evening.
2014/06/15 Sun 04:30 AM 1.4 H
2014/06/15 Sun 08:11 AM 1.19 L
2014/06/15 Sun 02:14 PM 2.69 H
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