BRADENTON -- Surface high pressure over the area Wednesday will give way as low pressure develops in the lower Mississippi Valley and moves east. Rain will increase over the northern waters Wednesday afternoon and then a cold front will push south. Winds and seas will increase with the front. Winds will shift to the northwest behind the front on Thursday and increase to near advisory criteria. High pressure will build into the area by Friday for the weekend.
Since the major and minor solunar periods do not coincide with sunrise or sunset, the peak fishing hour predications for this weekend are average. Water temperatures are in the upper fifties.
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West winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay and inland waters will be choppy. Friday night will bring winds around 15 knots from the northwest. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Fishing during major solunar periods from 2:50 a.m. - 4:50 a.m. and 3:12 p.m. - 5:12 p.m., or during minor periods from 9:22 a.m. - 10:22 a.m. and 9:05 p.m. - 10:05 p.m. will produce average results.
Tides: high at 1:09 a.m. (1.89), low at 9:05 a.m. (-0.36), high at 3:14 p.m. (1.25), low at 8:31 p.m. (0.68).
Northwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Saturday night will bring winds around 10 knots from the northeast. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Fishing during major solunar periods during from 3:33 a.m. -5:33 a.m. and 3:53 p.m. - 5:53 p.m., or during minor periods from 9:53 a.m.-10:53 a.m. and 9:56 p.m. -10:56 p.m. will produce average results.
East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Fishing during major solunar periods from 4:14 a.m.-6:14 a.m. or 4:34 p.m.-6:34 p.m., or during minor periods from 10:23 a.m.-11:23 a.m. and 10:47 p.m.-11:47 p.m. will produce average results.
To create your own tidechart, follow the link to www.noaa.com
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