07:00, 53F, cloudy, red sky in the morning..
rooster's up, guard dog prowling pasture. oatmeal for breakfast. happy birthday to my dear son.
was supposed to go sample the suwannee river but the trip was postponed due to very low moon tides which affect the delta as well as the islands. and there's a front coming in with heavy winds so probably won't go tomorrow or friday either.
oh boy! oh joy! got a call that the schedule was back on track and we were going to the Suwannee after all.
10:00 low tide and breezy with partly cloudy skies.
the cypress around the boat ramp were full of black buzzards which is common in the winter.
water temp in the river, 59F, offshore, 54F. it's warmed up some but the river is always warmer since it's spring fed. did 5 trawls and 5 boat sets with the bait seine. catches mostly consisted of YOY spots, pinfish, and a few redfish. but - back in little dead boy creek, we got 3 large-mouth bass, a sunfish, a hog choker (tri. maculatus,) and 3 medium size short-nose gar. that's when the wind died and we were descended upon by hoards of no-see-ums, which stayed with us for the rest of the afternoon. by 15:00 the tide was high and it was totally overcast with just a little breeze from the west.
19:00, 65F at the farm. overcast, and very dark.
there's a big green, with some yellow, rain event off the gulf coast that I'm hoping will give us some much needed moisture tonight.