Via Jennifer Merchant
Air Temp: 70
Water Surface Temp: 62
Weed: Sargassum on beach until about the 20 mile marker
Water: Trout Green. Clarity was about 7/8 out of 10. Waves 2-3ft. Tide still coming up high.
Driving: 2WD up to the 30 mile marker. Then it's 4WD in some spots. Lots of sargassum hiding glass bottles so use caution not to run over them and get a flat.
Redfish being caught, pony mullet jumping, and birds diving in second gut. There was an overcast all day. I saw lots of wildlife. A lot of trash washing in with the sargassum. This would make for the perfect time to do some beach combing. I found plenty of seaglass and sand dollars.
The driving is still not that great and the sargassum has actually made it a bit difficult to spot objects like glass and wood or other debris that could damage your tires. There is still a bit of a washout around the 38 mile marker. The water looked like it is starting to clear up pretty good. Let's hope it stays that way.
Birds seen: Crested Caracara, Cormorant, Curlew, Pelicans, Willet, Blue Heron, Ruddy Turnstone, Royal Tern, Least Tern, Sandwich Tern, Laughing Gull.