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Old 10-11-2017, 02:10 PM
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Default How many days after a front do you normally fish the beach?

With a good front coming down next week, i want to plan on hitting the beach but want to plan ahead. How soon after a front does the water start to get right?
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Old 10-11-2017, 04:32 PM
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Our best days for bull reds are right before a front. Clarity does not matter with cut mullet or cracked crab.

But there are not many "bad" days for bull reds. Any day I can get to the beach is a good day.
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:32 PM
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3 Days is the rule I go by but it depends on how strong the front is.

But it?s normally a few days of north wind before the water gets clean.

I?m speaking for trout fishing.
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:25 PM
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2-3 days into a N wind. So far the weak fronts have not lasted 3 days.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:47 AM
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Thanks! I think the front coming through on Sunday is supposed to last longer than 3 days..... I hope!
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:57 PM
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Just to piggyback off the op. At what point in the year does the trout stop stacking on the beach with north winds. I would think they’d be more in the bays right now. No?
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Old 10-15-2017, 11:00 AM
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They are 2 totally different populations. Surf run trout and bay trout. The surf run trout are there from about February thru Oct. they move off shore a bit in the winter. The bay trout predominantly stay in the bay. As to your question about trout stacking on beach during north wind that has more to do with it being fishable by us, they are there but it?s not fishable when they wind is strong south. We Get beat up by the surf too much and it?s hard to cast into the wind. Id it?s a light south wind and you can get a boat to holly beach rocks then that can be a fishable scenario.

The bay trout are there and Fishing is improving as the lake salts up and more shrimp move into the lake with fall. Hopefully this front will have some north winds and will drop the tide pulling the shrimp and Shad into the lake and that will pull the fish into the lake as well from marsh cuts and other summer or transition areas.


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Old 10-15-2017, 01:11 PM
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I hope we can have a few good hard cold fronts. That moves the shallow fish to deeper water and makes it easier to pinpoint where they will be. Fishing on foot it gives me some better options.
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Old 10-16-2017, 05:41 PM
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The water today is even muddier than it was yesterday afternoon. The 20 knot NE wind is blowing quite a bit of the dry sand into the water. This would not be an issue with fronts that come with a bit of rain. I am in JB. Hit me up anytime that you want a water clarity or bait in the water report. I caught easy limits of reds from the beach Wednesday, Thirsday, Friday, and Saturday. The reds dried up yesterday. Those targeting specs did well on Friday evening, but they got shut out once the S wind kicked up on Saturday around the rock jetty breakwaters. Today there is nothing but dirty water. Even the mullet was not getting any attention.
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:54 PM
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By late this morning the water at JB had cleared up some, or perhaps turned a lighter shade of cloudy. I am planning to toss out some mullet this evening tosee what happens...
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Old 10-17-2017, 06:04 PM
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I made the run on Saturday to Holly Beach, gulf was slick, light ripples and modest swells. Water was off color, but fishable. First cast: hardhead; second cast: hardhead; third, fourth and fifth cast same thing. Okay, I'm pretty dim witted, kept moving, nothing there. The heck with that, point the boat back to the jetties with my tail between my legs. No hero today
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Old 10-18-2017, 06:24 PM
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I just drove through holly beach... clean water was about 50 yards off the rocks
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