Monday, April 9, 2012

Cocoa Beach Surf and Fishing Report for Monday April 9, 2012

COCOA BEACH, Fla. -- As of 5:00 a.m. on Monday April 9, 2012, jelly fish, including Portuguese Man-o-War,  are not present in the water throughout Cocoa Beach from Coconuts on the Beach northward to Jetty Park in Cape Canaveral.
Look for purple flags flying at nearby lifeguard stations which would indicate the presence of jelly fish in the immediate area.  Red Flags indicate dangerous surf conditions including rip currents.

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Sargasso seaweed is barely present on shore and in the water. 
Winds are from the west this morning at around 5 m.p.h. 

Breaking waves are 0-3 feet and glassy.  

A  near-shore ocean current is moving southward. 

Today will be a good day for surf fishing, due to light winds, clear water, and lack of seaweed.

If you are planning a fishing trip today, it would be better to fish from Jetty Park, Port Canaveral locks, Indian River Lagoon, or Sebastian Inlet for Flounder and Sheepshead near rocks and pilings. 

In the open near-shore ocean waters, Sea Trout, Black Drum, Red Drum, Whiting and Pompano have been hitting up and down the Brevard County coastline and inlet mouths during the last four months from Sebastian Inlet to Port Canaveral.  Small hammerhead sharks are hitting lines less this week than in March.
Pompano are hitting more often from the beaches south of 8Coconuts on Minuteman Causeway.  Clear nights and a full moon helps with early morning fishing and night shark fishing - but the sharks are still small in size until later this year.

Cobia are biting just off-shore. 

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Current Temps: Water 74 F    Air 64 F
20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 4.3 Ft. swell every 10 seconds. 
120 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 4.6 Ft. swell every 11 seconds.


04:11 AM Low
10:18 AM High
04:32 PM Low
10:58 PM High 

Humidity: 80 %
Wind Speed: W 5 MPH
Barometer: 30.07" (1018.4 mb)
Dewpoint: 60 °F (16 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.


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