Gulf Coast Fisherman Magazine Vol 41 No 3 - Page 21

North Gulf Fishing Forecast NORTH GULF Tide Tables SEPTEMBER 2017 CURRENT MOVEMENT DAY DIR STARTS ENDS STRENGTH FRI O 11:30am 04:30pm Strong 1 I 11:35pm 04:35am Strong LATE MORN, AFTN BEST SAT O 12:25pm 05:25pm Strong 2 - - - - AFTERNOON BEST SUN I 12:35am 05:15am Strong 3 O 01:35pm 06:15pm Strong AFTERNOON BEST MON I 01:45am 06:05am Good 4 O 02:30pm 06:50pm Good LATE AFTN BEST TUE I 03:20am 07:00am Good 5 O 03:35pm 07:15pm Good EARLY MORN, LATE AFTN BEST WED I 05:10am 07:50am Moderate 6 O 04:50pm 07:30pm Moderate EARLY MORN, LATE AFTN BEST THU I 06:40am 08:40am Weak 7 O 06:15pm 07:55pm Weak EARLY MORN, LATE AFTN BEST FRI I 08:10am 09:30am Very Weak 8 - - - - MID MORN BEST SAT I 05:40pm 07:00pm Very Weak 9 - - - - LATE AFTN BEST SUN O 06:35am 08:25am Weak 10 O 12:15pm 01:35pm Very Weak I 07:00pm 09:00pm Weak EARLY MORN, EARLY AFTN BEST MON O 07:00am 10:00am Moderate 11 O 11:30am 01:30pm Weak I 07:45pm 11:05pm Good MORNING, EARLY AFTN BEST TUE O 07:35am 11:35am Good 12 1 09:00pm 02:20am Strong MORNING BEST WED O 08:20am 01:00pm Strong 13 I 09:00pm 02:20am Strong MORNING BEST THU O 09:35am 05:35pm Strong 14 I 10:10pm 03:30am Strong LATE MORN, EARLY AFTN BEST FRI O 12:55pm 06:15pm Strong 15 I 11:10pm 04:10am Strong AFTERNOON BEST CURRENT MOVEMENT DAY DIR STARTS ENDS STRENGTH SAT I 02:30am 07:10am Strong 16 O 02:05pm 07:05pm Strong EARLY MORN, AFTN BEST SUN I 03:45am 08:05am Good 17 O 03:30pm 07:30pm Good EARLY MORN, LATE AFTN BEST MON I 05:15am 08:35am Good 18 O 05:10pm 07:50pm Moderate EARLY MORN, LATE AFTN BEST TUE I 01:40am 03:30am Weak 19 I 06:40am 09:00am Moderate O 06:40pm 08:30pm Weak EARLY MORN BEST WED I 02:05am 03:15am Very Weak 20 I 07:50am 09:30am Weak EARLY MORN BEST THU I 09:00am 10:10am Very Weak 21 - - - - MID MORN BEST FRI O 05:30am 06:50am Very Weak 22 I 05:45pm 07:15pm Very Weak EARLY MORN, LATE AFTN BEST SAT O 05:55am 07:45am Weak 23 I 06:15pm 08:05pm Weak EARLY MORN, LATE AFTN BEST SUN O 06:10am 08:50am Moderate 24 I 06:40pm 09:20pm Moderate EARLY MORN, LATE AFTN BEST MON O 06:30am 09:50am Good 25 I 07:10pm 10:30pm Good EARLY MORN, LATE AFTN BEST TUE O 07:10am 10:50am Good 26 I 08:00pm 11:40pm Good MORNING BEST WED O 07:50am 11:50am Good 27 I 08:40pm 12:40am Good MORNING BEST THU O 08:55am 12:55pm Good 28 I 09:25pm 01:45am Good MORNING BEST FRI O 10:00am 02:00pm Good 29 I 10:35pm 02:35am Good LATE MORN, EARLY AFTN BEST SAT O 11:15am 02:55pm Good 30 I 11:45pm 03:05am Good LATE MORN, EARLY AFTN BEST DAY TIDE TIME HT-FT DAY TIDE TIME HT-FT FRI 1 SAT 2 SUN 3 MON 4 TUE 5 WED 6 THU 7 FRI 8 SUN 17 MON 18 TUE 19 WED 20 SAT 9 SUN 10 MON 11 TUE 12 WED 13 THU 14 FRI 15 SAT 16 Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo 07:42am 06:48pm 08:41am 07:24pm 09:34am 07:55pm 10:24am 08:19pm 11:14am 08:38pm 12:08pm 08:48pm 01:11pm 08:44pm 02:06am 07:32am 02:32pm 08:14pm 01:52am 09:23am 02:05am 11:11am 02:39am 01:01pm 03:28am 02:42pm 04:31am 04:06pm 05:45am 05:14pm 07:04am 06:11pm 08:21am 06:58pm 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.3 1.6 0.3 1.5 0.5 1.4 0.6 1.3 0.8 0.9 0.8 1.1 0.9 1.1 0.7 1.3 0.5 1.5 0.4 1.6 0.3 1.7 0.2 1.8 0.1 1.8 0.1 1.8 0.2 THU 21 FRI 22 SAT 23 SUN 24 MON 25 TUE 26 WED 27 THU 28 FRI 29 SAT 30 Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo 09:31am 07:34pm 10:37am 07:57pm 11:42am 07:59pm 01:35am 05:26am 12:51pm 07:35pm 12:48am 07:23am 02:20pm 06:34pm 12:43am 08:49am 12:57am 10:06am 01:20am 11:20am 01:51am 12:39pm 02:30am 01:59pm 03:19am 03:10pm 04:18am 04:09pm 05:27am 04:56pm 06:41am 05:34pm 1.7 0.3 1.6 0.5 1.4 0.7 0.9 0.8 1.2 0.9 1.1 0.7 1.1 1.0 1.2 0.6 1.4 0.6 1.5 0.5 1.5 0.5 1.6 0.4 1.6 0.4 1.6 0.4 1.6 0.3 1.6 0.4 (Continued from previous page.) pick up a bag of scallops.” During scalloping season, people dive in five to 10 feet of water to catch these succulent morsels by hand. Scallops frequently bury themselves in the sand or hide in the grass. Sometimes, they even fight back. Given an opportunity, scallops can clamp their shells down on any exposed skin and deliver a painful blow to anyone who grabs it incorrectly. During the season, some fishing guides offer combo packages, fishing in the morning and diving for scallops in the afternoon. In Gulf County, including St. Joe Bay, scallop season runs from July 25 through Sept. 10, 2017. In the Indian Pass and Apalachicola Bay area, the season runs from July 1 through Sept. 24. In either location, individuals may keep two gallons of scallops in the shell or one pint of scallop meat per day. Groups can keep no more than 10 gallons of whole scallops or a half-gallon of meat per vessel per day. For more guidance on harvesting scallops, see myfwc.com/fishing/ saltwater/recreational/bay-scallops. (Continued page 33.) JULY • AUGUST • SEPTEMBER 2 0 1 7 21