Venice Jetty Surf Report: Fri Oct 12, 2018
CLOSED DUE TO RED TIDE
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Morning Update: Well its almost all over but for the disaster relief work and resting from sore arms and cleaning up from surfing in dirty water. Possible freak waist set out there this morning with clean conditions, fading throughout the day. Not sure if I’d get in that water though as it is dirty. Looks like all of Sarasota County’s water is bad. More photo pages coming. Jim Polek with the red caught at the jetty the other day, more below in the fishing report.
Water Quality Warning: Called the Health Dept awhile back. They said that it takes a few days to send the sample to the lab and get the results and report it. Just found out that we’ve been surfing in crap water, literally crap filled water since Tuesday and they don’t post it till today. How does that help us for the last 2 days?? The lifeguards don’t know, no warnings, nothing. This is Bull crap. I’d go take ear drops, vitamin C, maybe even some antibiotics to kill anything that may have gotten into you. They’ve gotta come up with a better system. Really interesting how every Sarasota County Beach is dirty and Every Manatee County Beach is clean. Actually Manatee County hasn’t updated their water quality test yet. Bet tomorrow it’ll post date dirty water to the 8th of Oct.
Yesterdays Surf Update: First off: Send the healing vibes to the victims of Michael. 2nd off: Don’t surf at North Jetty (Read warning below). 3rd off: Yesterday was what we thought it was. Described below. Today we have some waist to maybe a chesty one out there right now.Not the greatest conditions but looks fun. Thinking if the swell hangs around late morning, maybe noon to 3 pm should be pretty fun. Right in the middle of the day with the sun beating you down. Dead Low Tide around 8:30AM, High around 3PM. Squall coming through right now. Will get to some rad Tuesday shots today. Been pretty busy. Read Warning below. Don’t surf at North Jetty Beach. The lifeguards might shut down the beach today which they should’ve done 2 days ago. Check the indepth surf forecast to know where to surf.
Water temp pushing 83. Check the red tide at Red Tide Status. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. West northwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
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Venice Florida Fishing Report week for the 2nd week of Oct: Your Venice Florida fishing report for today is: Fishing Report: 25 out of 100 on the daily average fishing rating near shore. Fish are biting offshore and inshore. Finally! FWC makes snook, redfish temporarily catch-and-release only in areas affected by red tide. Guided kayak fishing available at Jetty rentals at the North Jetty on the south end of Casey Key. 941-525-0117.
Jim Polek caught this nice red when Michael was just around the corner. 12lb test with a size 6 floating jighead and live shrimp thanks to Brian at Nokomis bait and tackle. Returned safely to the sea of course. The ocean is back! First red he caught since moving from PA. The fish are coming back !!!
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