FoP Pre-Spring Break Beach Report

By Aaron Baxter

Date: 03/08/2018

Air Temp: 67

Water Temp: 64

Waves: 3-4ft

Water: Clear north of the 30, slightly off south

Weed:  Some sea grass on the north end and a very small amount sargassum south

Driving: Good at low tide but bumpy, some 4x4 at high tide

     The high water after the last cold front put some decent washouts on the beach making driving tedious.  Blue buttons (small quarter size blue jellyfish) are washing ashore and stacking up on the high tide line.  Driving over them will sling them all over the sides and bottom of you trucks.   There is bait present but it is very scattered after this last cold front.  Mostly pony mullet but I did see a few menhaden this trip.  We really need these late season cold fronts to stop for the fishing to improve! 

Birds: Brown pelican, Blue heron, Laughing gull, Herring Gull, Least tern, Long-Billed Curlew, Sanderling, White-tailed hawk, Aplomado falcon, Double Crested Cormorant.