There are many reasons to be concerned with hurricane season beginning to fire up. There is loss of power, food, shelter and even life. There have been some massive hurricanes over the years but none in memory can compare with what hit the Northern Bahamas and Eastern Caribbean last year with Dorian. With having family there in the islands it was a scary time. Thank God they were able to fly out just hours before this storm hit. Some were not as lucky unfortunately and the stories were horrific. We can all pray for them this time of year as they are still without power almost a year later.
The picture above is what was left of Nippers world famous ocean side bar which is located less than a quarter mile down the beach from our families house. These poor people are still struggling to find normalcy as we carry on about our lives. Some major lessons can be learned from something like this but things can never be forgotten or taken lightly.
Storms of this magnitude are extremely rare and the way this storm just sat still for over 24 hours was also a very rare phenomenon. We need to remember to take these storms serious and make sure we are taking the proper precautions to secure our boats and homes. Florida is no stranger to giant storms and we are not immune to this type of damage especially the keys.
My point in all of this is number one to remind you that it is time to prepare. If you don’t already have a hurricane plan then you need to get one and get it fast. This is the time to get your captain lined up and get your haul out scheduled just in case so your boat is ready to go in case of a storm. This is not the time of the year to get caught with dead batteries or failed engines. This could result in catastrophic damage to your boat in the event of a severe storm.
If you don’t know how to make a plan or simply need help then feel free to call and we can help guide you towards a good captain or talk you through a plan.
I wish you all a safe and quiet storm season. Every year we get spared is a great year.
Stay Safe and God Bless America!!!
Owner – Jupiter Marine Sales LLC
Pompano fishing has been on fire lately. With the winds finally calming down the pomps have made their usual journey through the treasure coast. I have recently gone down to 25lb floro from my usual 30lb for surf rigs due to clear water conditions. You can get away with 15lb if the waves are very small. The lighter you go the better the bite. Some guys are using 15lb and having great success throwing 4 oz sputnik sinkers on double hook rigs.
I personally throw a 6 oz sputnik with the 25lb setup and 40lb braid. The braid makes a world of difference for spinning reels for distance casting. I typically use sand flea flavored fish bites as they seem to work best but shrimp and clam have worked good lately too. Don’t be afraid to toss a short rod right in the surf too because this year there have been a lot of quality fish right in the break. Look for shoals and sand bars and set up right off the edges of these structures. Good Luck