Wednesday, August 31, 2005


While fishing conditions are improving, the water is still dirty the wind still strong and the waves high

the waves and wind are ideal for mackeral fishing....don't know how the dirty water will effect it

also this is the first time since 69 that a storm of this size has been in the had to have some effect on the fishing...

just need some people out there to give it a try and see what happens

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

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Storm is over, and we survived again...pier is open...conditions are not to good for fishing..we still have a strong wind high, surf and dirty water... some major beach erosion will settle down and we can see what happens

Sunday, August 28, 2005


Katrina is heading for the big easy, but we can still see her effects the wind is getting strong out of the east...waves are large and surf is up big time.

we will stay open unless the sheriff shuts us down

yesterday when the seas were not so high they had a good days fishing

the usual hardtails, skipjack, a few spanish, whiting, blues, reds, and a couple of kings

no predictions for today...

Saturday, August 27, 2005


We have the wind and waves, but haven't heard to much about the fish yet.

Even with the north wind we have decent waves, no visible grass and very clear water.

so far today they have caught a few of the usual suspects nothing to brag about yet

yesterdays catch included a couple of kings, a cuda, hardtails, skipjack spanish, and whiting

the storm track keeps moving west out of our area..the lastest we saw indicated ms- la boarder.

if nothing changes we will remain open

Friday, August 26, 2005


not wrestling...wind, waves ,and fish

Finally getting some wind...todays is brisk southeast breeze and some waves...not any grass to be seen and the visibility is still excellent

The fish are starting to show up not in great numbers but we have had a few KINGS this morning if the breeze holds up I think we can expect a great weekend of fishing. just need to have the wind and waves continue to push the fish this way

yesterday they caught the usual suspects spanish, hardtails, whiting, skipjack, and blues

Thursday, August 25, 2005


still august still slow...

today we have an east wind small waves clear water and some small patches of grass

except for hardtails everything is slow and spotty

other catches included black snapper, spanish, reds, blues, and the every popular skipjack

if this storm gets into the gulf and near us it could help the fishing

Wednesday, August 24, 2005


Still not many changes...

today we have an east wind very light, the water is still clear and not much grass today..the waves are still small

nothing to lie about on yesterdays catch just a few spanish and alot of hardtails

so far today the catch is scattered black snapper, spanish, reds, blues, and the ever present hardtails

sept and cooler weather will get here and fishing will pick up

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

small change

Today we have a slight north wind and the grass is closer to the beach...thats the change

the fishing is still slow but normal for this time of the year catching just a few black snapper, spanish, blues, hardtails remain your best bet

Monday, August 22, 2005

no changes

weather the same hot and no wind..

the fishing could be alot better just a few spanish, reds, blues,and black snapper.

still all the hardtails you want ,b ut they are e ven getting spotty

the blog could be late the next few days, our computer is sick and posting is being done from off site

Sunday, August 21, 2005

still the same

weather still the same no wind or waves, hot, clear water and scatter clumps of grass

fishing is still slow, some small minnows are around the pier, but the larger fish have gone to deeper water to cool down.

they did manage to catch some blues, reds, spanish, skipjack, and hardtails

Saturday, August 20, 2005


the trend continues...hardtails and skipjack are plentiful...everything else is hit or miss.... also reported were a few reds, and blues....I think sme spanish could also have been caught but not reported...again expect for the hardtails everything else is very spotty change there no wind no waves patches of grass and excellent visibility

cooler weather is coming

Friday, August 19, 2005


Just like the weatherman, I could write one report and use it the entire month unless something spectatular happens...

fishing remains august slow a few spanish, blues, and reds, plus again all the skipjack and hardtails you want

again weather conditions the same a limp flag, tiny waves clear water and patches of grass

lookinh out the window, i just saw a nice sheepshead within 3 feet of the beach

Thursday, August 18, 2005

weather the same

No changes in the weathe still calm to very light south winds...very small waves, patch of grass and perfect visibility

it's dying time for the alewives and the pier looks like their burial ground...

yesterdays catch had a tarpon hook up 1-2 kings, a few spanish..some blues and all the skipjack and hardtails you wanted

Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Thanks for informing us that comments about this blog were being made on a web site other then the okaloosaislandpier one. We will in the future try and address those issues.

Pictures. Would love to post them, however have not received any from the fisher folks. Any one who sends a picture to us at will have it published if the size permits.

Except for the hardtails and skipjack fishing has been usualaugust fair that is slow. Until the water cools down some or thetarpon show up you can expect it to remain that way. With that said there will always be the day when fish show up in great numbers and the people limit out. Just wish we could perdict when that will happen. Remember yesterdays catch does not always reflect what will happen today or tomorrow. At ths time of the year, the best bet is a good southeast wind and overcast skies.

There have been schools of bait hanging around the pier lately. they want to get under the pier and in the shade. Most of they are alewies, but cigar minnors are here also in lesser numbers. You should be able to can some on either gold hooks or bait rigs.

Yesterdays catch included, a few black snapper (live or fresh shrimp the best bet), spanish still being taken or bullble and gotcha's, skipjack on just about anything, reds missows the best bet and of course hardtails using larger bait rigs either #6 or #4 or some cut bait.

It the past I did not want to make suggestions on what to use to catch different species, since many anglers know much more then i do. Also did not want to waste your time with excess verbage.

If you the readers want i will expand this blog to cover those point brought up

Again thanks for the feedback

Tuesday, August 16, 2005


its starting to be a broken record

we have calm winds and seas...very clear with patches of grass

yesterdays catch was the same

skipjack, hardtails, spanish, bonito, and black snapper

Monday, August 15, 2005

more of the same

call me we have calm winds and seas that are clear with patches of grass

yesterdays catch included skipjack, kings, hardtails, spanish, black snapper, and bonito

if you have any suggestions for this very informal blog please leave them on the okalooas island pier message board under the blog heading

Sunday, August 14, 2005

more of the same

again we have a light east wind small waves crystal clear water and patches of grass

yesterdays catch included skipjack, kings, hardtails, snapper, and spanish

Saturday, August 13, 2005


still the same a light east wind clear water small waves and patches of grass

yesterdays catch included skipjack, hardtails, spanish, and flounder

they have already caught a king today

Friday, August 12, 2005

beach weather

no change in the weather

still crystal water light south wind small waes and patches of grass

yesterdays catch included skipjack, reds, hardtails, and spanish

Thursday, August 11, 2005


same as yesterday light south wind no waves crystal clear water and patches of grass

yesterdays catch included black snapper, reds, hardtails, spanish, and skipjack

Wednesday, August 10, 2005


much the same as yesterday light south wind and calm seas the water is clear and scattered clumps of grass

yesterdays catch included kings, blues, skipjack, bonito, spanish, and hardtails

Tuesday, August 09, 2005


another nice day no rain clouds in sight for now

the water is very clear not much grass a light south wind very small waves

yesterdays catch included kings, tarpon, bonito, skipjack, spanish, blues, reds, and hardtails

Monday, August 08, 2005

yes cobia

Thats right some one did cach a cobia yesterday

today we hae finally mostly clear skies, the water is still very clear with patches of grass..almost no wind or waves

included in yesterday catch was cobia, kings, blues, reds, bonito, spanish, skipjack, and hardtails

Sunday, August 07, 2005

no rain (yet)

No rain but is foggy...the water is clear with some patches of grass..we have a very light south wind and small swells

yesterdays catch included kings, blues, reds, bonito, spanish, and tarpon

Saturday, August 06, 2005


Repeat again

rain all around it comes and goes most of the time we have an east wind medium waves visibility is still good and just traces of grass

yesterdays catch included kings, skipjack, hardtails, spanish, and blues

kings have already been caught today

one good thing if you come out here today, you won't have to put up with large crowds

Friday, August 05, 2005


new day same stuff

rain clouds all around scattered showers throughout the day light south wind and small waves water still very clear and just a few scatttered clumps of grass

yesterdays catch included kings, bonito skipjack, and hardtails

Thursday, August 04, 2005

no new news

again today some rain clouds around a very light southeast wind and almost no waves the water is still clear with small patches of grass

yesterdays catch included kings, spanish, black snapper, hardtails and skipjack

they have already caught kings today

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

another repeat

rain clouds all around us...cooler temps clear water light east wind and some swells small pieces of grass present

yesterdays catch included kings, spanish, reds, bonito, and skipjack

Tuesday, August 02, 2005


Another rainey day...we have almost no wind calm seas, clear water and a bit of grass

yesterdays catch included hardtails, spanish, reds, bonito, and skipjack

they have already caught kings today

the emperature is much cooler today if you can dodge the rain drops it wll be a most confortable day for fishing

Monday, August 01, 2005

dark skies

got rain last night...we have a very light southeast breeze..small waves..excellent visibility and a good deal of small patches of grass

yesterdays catch included kings, spanish, hardtails, and skipjack