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Captain Favorite's Weekend Fishing Forecast: Oct. 10, 2013

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BRADENTON – Stone crab season opens Oct. 15! The federal government shutdown may impact people’s outdoor recreation plans in Florida if they are destined for federal parks and wildlife refuges. Capt. Rick Grassett says anglers should catch and release snook fishing before daylight and then look for reds, trout, blues, Spanish mackerel and more in Sarasota Bay. Action with false albacore (little tunny), Spanish mackerel and more should begin in the coastal gulf any time now.

 
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Stone crab season opens Oct. 15 in state, federal waters

  • Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opens Oct. 15 in state and federal waters. To ensure this valuable resource is available for generations to come, take care when removing crab claws and follow all protective regulations for stone crab harvest.

 

Shutdown doesn’t limit all outdoor recreationists’ activities

  • The federal government shutdown may impact people’s outdoor recreation plans in Florida if they are destined for federal parks and wildlife refuges.
  • The shutdown may close hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing on federal refuges, preserves and federal parks. Boat ramps may also be closed, which impacts access to common areas shared between the U.S. government and Florida. Closures may include visitor centers and gates on all access points.
  • To be sure, consult federal park websites.
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)-managed lands will remain open.

FWC officers will still be on duty throughout the state, and the FWC’s Wildlife Hotline Alert is always available at 888-404-3922 (FWCC).

  • For information on amenities still available at state wildlife management areas – both the ones where the FWC is the lead and for locations where the FWC cooperatively manages land with other government entities – go to MyFWC.com/Viewing and select “Wildlife Management Areas.”

 

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Fishing Forecast 

High pressure will build north of the waters and remain in place through the weekend. A moderate easterly surge may move across the waters each night resulting in brief periods of enhanced winds and seas.

Thursday

North winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Thursday night will bring northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.

2013/10/10 Thu 03:42 a.m. 2.63 H

2013/10/10 Thu 12:30 p.m. 0.2 L

2013/10/10 Thu 07:53 p.m. 1.59 H

2013/10/10 Thu 10:24 p.m. 1.54 L

Friday

Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Friday night will bring north winds around 5 knots becoming northeast around 10 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a light chop.

2013/10/11 Fri 04:46 a.m. 2.5 H

2013/10/11 Fri 01:47 p.m. 0.28 L

2013/10/11 Fri 09:23 p.m. 1.65 H

Saturday

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

2013/10/12 Sat 12:13 a.m. 1.57 L

2013/10/12 Sat 06:13 a.m. 2.34 H

2013/10/12 Sat 03:02 p.m. 0.35 L

2013/10/12 Sat 10:03 p.m. 1.74 H

Sunday

North winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Sunday night will bring northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.

2013/10/13 Sun 02:27 a.m. 1.47 L

2013/10/13 Sun 08:03 a.m. 2.23 H

2013/10/13 Sun 04:05 p.m. 0.42 L

2013/10/13 Sun 10:32 p.m. 1.84 H

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