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Gulf 0f Mexico - southwest Louisiana

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#1 chemprof2001


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Posted 05 July 2004 - 01:14 PM

I managed to make my first trip to the Gulf of Mexico this year, this past Saturday. I went down more or less just to see how thngs were looking. May & June have been very wet here, with lots of rain. I checked out the beach to try some surf casting, but quickly discovered that the water is so full of srgassum seaweed, that the surf is essentially unfishable. (I caught 20+ lbs of seaweed in just two casts!) This happens when we have consistent east and southeast wind here. That is where the rain has been coming from, so things are a mess. The water visibility was also horrible, less than 4 inches...my estimation is that it will be at least 3-4 weeks before the beaches around here return to normal...which means visibilities of about 6-8". If i could order up 3 or 4 days of north wind to blow all this stuff offshore and get some clean water, I would.

I then moved to some protected areas, near some marshes, but the freshwater moving out of the marshes had muddied things up there somewhat as well, and I hadno luck. Looks like I better stick to inshore fishing for a while. i don't even have to leave town to do that, here, there are two estuarine lakes in town that are accessible, so that looks like what I'll be doing for a while.

Mark Delaney
So much water, so little time!!

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Posted 05 July 2004 - 03:48 PM

Sorry to hear that Mark...but atleast we are getting some reports from around the saltwater country...looking forward to your next which hopfully will be productive for you.