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Post-Hurricane Orlando Fishing Report

Postby jkumiski » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:56 am

Post-Hurricane Orlando Fishing Report

This is the post-hurricane Orlando fishing report, such as it is.

Like the rest of Florida, my family was impacted by hurricane Irma. Unlike much of the rest of Florida, the impacts on us were minor inconveniences- no power or running water for three days. We've been through hurricanes. We can deal with that.

Yard work in my yard and a needy neighbor's yard kept me busy for a couple of days. A working chain saw can be a beautiful thing after a storm like this.

The Cassini spacecraft ended its mission to Saturn this week. You can see some of the amazing images it captured here... ... li=BBnb7Kz

Thursday I towed the Mitzi to River Breeze. The park was open, the boat ramp was too. The water was high, the ICW full of manatees.

The Yamaha overheated about three minutes out. I used the trolling motor to take a quick tour of Bissett Bay. Lots of mullet and glass minnows and a few ladyfish were what I saw. I did not catch a fish. Then I put the boat back on the trailer.

On the way home I decided to check some of the other boat ramps. The ramp at Titusville Municipal Marina was OPEN. Parrish Park sustained damage but one ramp is still OPEN. As of Thursday, Kennedy Point Park was CLOSED.

With the exception of the Biolab Road ramp, the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is CLOSED. See this link for updated information-

As of Thursday afternoon the St. Johns River ramp at CS Lee Park is CLOSED. If the river rises any more SR 46 will be closed too- the water is almost over the pavement.

The launches on the Econlockhatchee are CLOSED.

The ramps at Port Canaveral were supposed to open Friday. Check their facebook page or website,

Restore Our Shores is looking for volunteers to help with the Indian River Lagoon restoration. See this link for more details-

Friday the thermostat in the Yamaha got replaced. I think the overheating problem is now solved, but it will take a water test to be sure.

That is this week's post-hurricane Orlando fishing report! Thanks for reading!

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Re: Post-Hurricane Orlando Fishing Report

Postby bhorsley » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:01 pm

thanks John. great news
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