Monday, July 25, 2016

Tarpon Rodeo Week...

This Thursday starts the annual Grand isle Tarpon Rodeo culminating with the awards ceremony on Saturday night.   It’s a great opportunity for folks/families to come down and either fish the beach or all the bays and islands around Grand isle.  Some bigger boats will venture offshore for the bigger fish while some will set some crab traps in the shallow waters off the beach at Grand Isle.  I have been honored to serve for the past 30 years as the Master of Ceremonies on Saturday night.  If you enjoy eating great food, catching lots of fish and passing a good time, head on down to Grand Isle this weekend.


Since the Rodeo happens in late July, we sometimes have to deal with tropical systems.  That doesn’t look to be the case this year.  However, this afternoon’s daylight (visible) satellite loop shows a weak circulation east of the mouth of the river.  I believe that is more a reflection of an upper low south of the Florida beaches.   Computer models are not developing this circulation, but it is something to pay attention to as the Gulf temps are 85-90 degrees.   For the next 2 days we’ll see above normal clouds and storms even if nothing starts to organize.   Buoy pressures are slightly lower and seas have come up from less than a foot yesterday to 2 ½ feet today.   As the Upper low drifts westward later this week,  hopefully winds and seas relax and rain chances decrease.   Stay tuned!   Hail Grand isle !!!

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