The end of July gave us a reprieve from the hot weather. The rain, clouds, and east winds dropped the bay temperature to 74 degrees from last week’s high of 82 degrees. Less humidity and cooler temps gave us some beautiful weather. The beaches have been crowded with the ocean beaches getting most of the activity.
On Tuesday dolphins were spotted frolicking off of Mecox. Offshore there have been good numbers of whales and plenty of bait has brought the tuna fish. Inshore most are bluefins with yellow out on the edge.
Ocean fluking has been good with more keepers. Some large seabass are also being caught. Locally there are many shorts with only a few keepers in the bay.
Bluefish have been available at Plum Gut. A few small bluefish have been showing at Jessups. Porgies are mixed in size and seem to be biting around Cedar Point. There are large porgies in the sound. Striped bass fishing is taking place at the gut and points to the east with the best action after dark.
Locally the weakfish bite is still going on in Noyac Bay. Hi/lo squid is on the drift and early morning has been the recipe. Surfcasters were catching a few as Mecox was open.