We are here today until 5:pm
Tomorrow we will be at normal hours again with live bait and all just like a real tackle store.
I hope you are all Ok,
I am waiting for power at the house, like so many others,
We could have had bait today, but with Gas for the trucks still hard to come by, and if the truck got stuck at a gas station the bait would die anyway,
So it just seemed like the right thing to do. There is plenty of frozen bait, and the store is drying out nicely, the rain flooded us a bit.
But hey after Charley there was nothing here to work with, so this is annoying but not bad.
Thanks and again we hope everyone is well.
Hi Boys and Girls
For today and tomorrow please call 941-625-3888 and see if we are open.
By Fri we will be on regular hours again. Many of us are still getting wood off windows and cleaning yards and such.
The store has power and we just got internet.
No power at my house but the generator is running the ref and window a/c so all good
the store flooded from rain water so using shop vac to suck the water up. boxes and stuff water logged, But all in all the bait tanks are running so the water will be good for Friday when we get bait.
I hope all of you are well and have power.
Wishin you all the best
Just wanted to wish every one the best, and from all of us thanks, be safe and when this is over
Lets go fishing, waiting is the pits. gotta finish boarding up the doors good luck and bye for now
See you on the other side
Fishin Frank and The Pirate Crew
Fish are really effected by low pressure systems, and feed like crazy right before a drop in air pressure, So to sum it up. the fishing will get better and better and better until the moment the storm hits. now in this case it might be a little nuts to be waiting for a storm to hit just to catch a bunch of fish.
Why, well let me try this on you, if you have ever flown in a jet, your ears plug up, and you get very uncomfortable from the pressure changes while the plane is taking off or really bad as the plane lands.
Now think about a fish, inside of the fish they have a tiny swim bladder which is kind of like a balloon for lack a better thing. the fish squeezes the bladder and it sinks down in the water. If the fish expands the bladder it will float towards the surface.
The air around the earth has a basic pressure of 14 psi which press down on the surface of the water. during a storm the air pressure drops very fast, so the fish in shallow water feel it, and it makes their swim bladder expand unnaturally large making it hard for them to stay where they want to be in the water column, even to stay up- right.
So after millions of year the fish start to feel the pressure changes coming and know the result, so eat they as much as possible before it hits.
The deeper the water the less effect air pressure has on water pressure, at 33 feet the water creates another atmosphere of press basically 28 psi
right before hurricane Charley the sensors in the Harbor which track tagged fish, showed a mass exit from the harbor. Fish, Sharks all left the harbor heading to deep waters in the hours right before Charley hit land.
So away the air pressure drop is why I believe the fish feed so much right before a front. A Frankisum maybe not a trueisum.
This is a Frank-isum, not for fact a true-isum
A lack of understanding about how storms work not a good thing, to be prepared for any thing you should understand it, not react emotionally!!! A little bit afraid is a good thing, reacting to that fear with out thinking a very bad thing.
When will a hurricane cause flooding from storm surge?
IF a storm hits the west Coast of Florida, say god forbid, South of us like Fort Myers all of the water in Charlotte Harbor would be pushed out. They say when Donna Hit you could walk from Port Charlotte to Punta Gorda across the river.
Now lets say if again, god forbid the storm hit north of us like Englewood or Sarasota the water would be pushed into the Harbor, which would or could cause Port Charlotte to Flood.
Now the only way a storm can create a really big or large storm surge is to be out and come in straight at the coast. It has to have time to get all of that water in front of it.
A storm going along the coast will create a very small or minimal surge.
A Hurricane is a low pressure zone. no matter how big or bad, it can NOT go into a high pressure zone, even into a moderate high. A high pressure zone is the stronger, but the low is meaner/nastier.
Storms even hurricanes roll along frontal boundaries, even hurricanes do not or maybe can not push through most fronts.
Just because a hurricane hits Florida does not mean we get flooded, One thing it is a huge state.
Storms landing here Miami would not even notice. Think !!!!
To try and figure out where a hurricane will lets say make land fall, this is a trick I use. Find a map showing the Hurricane and any fronts.
I take my fingers on to the screen and see how wide half of the hurricane is, and then place the fingers on the frontal boundary. That is how close the eye can go towards the front.
I know sort of sesame street/simple thing, but it always works out right.
Now track and make your own decisions. Think about and listen not just where they say it will go, but about the steering mechanism which turn storms and then draw your own conclusion.
I make up my own mind about storms, I never take the word of Government like it is truth. My life my decisions.
I listen to what they think and decide for myself if they are right. I had conversations with several people today, with no understanding of Hurricanes/storms, What I wrote here I believe in decide for yourself if it is true. Again don’t take my word or the word of anyone else. Think for your self, figuring out what will happen take information. and study. Information and thought. And don’t guess know!
My storm rules,
Cat 1 have a drink and relax enjoy the show, try to pick up the yard.
Cat 2 pick up the yard no drinking but not to worry
Cat 3 pcik up and tie down everything, No drinking
worry a bit and cover windows and pay atention
Cat 4 or higher lift my skirt scream like a little girl with a broken Barbie and get a flight for Vegas!
There is nothing you can do in a cat 4 or higher other than get hurt or worse. as the Rasta say dig hole Hurricane a coming
I really dont think this storm will get iin to the gulf much less hit us. But hey Murphy’s law.
Or as my favorite saying gose
Want to hear God laugh ?
tell Him/her your plans!
my rules not your rules <—disclaimer
With weather page or anything else
don’t take their word for what will happen, look at steering winds at 40 k feet and where the fronts are which may stop or turn a storm, no matter how big a storm is they can not go into a high pressure zone.
Winds can and do turn hurricanes, so I do not always agree with the storm center on where storms will go.
Decide for your self, use the info! but don’t blindly turst computer models.
Here are two pages I use to get info on storms, they are linked from fishinfranks.com under the weather tab
I like how much they have between the two, there is a lot.
There is many reason people have cancelled fishing trips with captains, this is one I had never heard of or even considered.
This person cancelled a charter fishing trip on the gulf, as they were convinced that the excessive rain fall here and in Texas had made to water level in the Gulf Of Mexico rise to an un-safe level.????? @!%$*&!@
Talk about urban legend and myth combined with a total lack of understanding the world.
Ok let just say they were going fishing in 90 feet of water out in the gulf. and if it was possible to raise the water level of the gulf so you would be in 96 feet? oh how horrifying?
Now lets just break this down, The gulf of Mexico is connected to the Caribbean sea/ocean, connected to the Atlantic, which connects to the pacific, and Indian and Japan, so on. So to raise the water level in the gulf the waters have to rise in all of the oceans everywhere.
So why during a hurricane does the water come up and destroy things on land?
this is called Storm surge. So How storm surge work, it is about the surge, or in other words the wind pushes the water on to the land, the water really does not rise so much as it is pushed in, like keeping water up your driveway with a garden hose, stop the water from the hose and it all runs off. still not get it? try this Picture the wind as an invisible dam, which holds the water in front of it while moving forward like a one way valve, when the wind stops it opens the valve and the water flows back where it was from.
Just FYI often we forget how people who are not, out doors people view the world, I find it funny, sad, and slightly dangerous.
The real world is not a nice place, and it is un-safe in so many ways, but these are real dangers, and making stuff up and not learning the real story can and will put you in danger. Ask questions from people who live it. and then ask again, then it is up to you find the truth. I look at many things and change my mind about issues and threats, or how to do things, as I acquire more information. Life is not a static issue and neither is information. Both thing always need to be up dated. Take the time to learn better ways of understanding, One last thing. sometimes the more I learn, is that I might even find out or confirm I had been doing it right after all. Or not.
Stay safe, stay informed.