Red Tide at Buttonwood

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Red Tide at Buttonwood

Post by Manning » Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:29 pm

Last week I made two trips up to Buttonwood Bay. The first day I noted a few dead fish floating, but not lots. That day I did pretty well on snook and trout. I went back later in the week and there were lots and lots of dead fish. The air was just full of all kinds of birds feeding on the dead and dying fish. Most of the dead fish I saw were pin fish and mangrove snappers. I did not see any dead trout, snook or reds. However, the whole ecology seemed to change. I fish with DOA shadtails and usually the pin fish are constantly taking the tails of them. Did not lose one on my last trip.

I am going to stay out of there until it clears up. Would appreciate any info that anyone else has on this.
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Re: Red Tide at Buttonwood

Post by DoubleM » Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:34 pm

Manning wrote: Would appreciate any info that anyone else has on this.
Saw this.. .

http://www.mysuncoast.com/news/local/sm ... 73217.html
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Re: Red Tide at Buttonwood

Post by MikeM » Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:18 pm

Hopefully this 'cool off' will be enough to keep us clear till next summer.

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Re: Red Tide at Buttonwood

Post by DoubleM » Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:23 pm

I fished North East side of the bay almost up to long bar on Saturday and noticed no effects of red tide but then again it was an east wind.
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Re: Red Tide at Buttonwood

Post by Ump608 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:07 am

Fished Buttonwood on Saturday the 12th no dead fish, no stink, other than my catching ability. Super low tide really slow. A big fat goose egg.

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Re: Red Tide at Buttonwood

Post by Manning » Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:26 pm

DoubleM wrote:I fished North East side of the bay almost up to long bar on Saturday and noticed no effects of red tide but then again it was an east wind.
That is good news, but how was the fishing? I keep hearing that the fishing is way off in most of Sarasota bay.
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Re: Red Tide at Buttonwood

Post by DoubleM » Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:17 pm

Manning wrote:
DoubleM wrote:I fished North East side of the bay almost up to long bar on Saturday and noticed no effects of red tide but then again it was an east wind.
That is good news, but how was the fishing? I keep hearing that the fishing is way off in most of Sarasota bay.
Slow on the flats.. saw several monster snooks in the skinny warming up but spooked before I could cast. Mullet guys were doing their thing which probably contributed to the lack of life out there. Found other snook up to 24" in deep protected cuts, had to jig low and slow.
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