Anglers got tossed around by the winds a bit this week. Winds started strong in the 15-25mph range out of the North East, shifting to finish out of the South-East. On Wednesday during the wind shift, we had several hours of zero wind and glassy conditions that was impressive to behold: tails and wakes for miles. Visibility was average throughout the week, with plenty of light but high clouds as well. As far as permit go, we are still seeing spawning aggregate behavior, even more pronounced than previous weeks. This week, anglers looking for permit had one of two experiences: either they saw and threw at more permit than they’d ever seen in one place, or they spent the day poling through flats masquerading as grave-yards, trying to conjure non-existent fish off the backs of rays or lobster traps. Due to the wind and varying degrees of angler skill and interest, many folks spent the week going after the other target species in the more protected environs around Santa Rosa, and loving it.
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