What's the fishing like after a hurricane?

+5 votes
asked Sep 5, 2017 in Saltwater Fishing by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
does it get better or worse? Saw some folks in Texas have been doing well with fishing after Harvey (all things considered) - hoping Irma won't be too devastating to Florida... i'm planning on evacuating to my parents house in Virginia with 3 cats... but i won't leave till about Friday. Hoping everyone will know where Irma will be heading by then... -_-

3 Answers

+2 votes
answered Sep 6, 2017 by Piratekelli (1,003 points)
selected Sep 18, 2017 by NinjaShark
Best answer
Pretty good in TX so far! A bunch of redfish and snapper everywhere! Turns up the water .. the places where the bait run, moves..

having fun down here .. y'all stay safe
+2 votes
answered Sep 12, 2017 by Boneyard (1,593 points)
Tried it here in NC. Seems as though all the freshwater runoff diluted the saltwater to the point where the fishing kinda shut down until enough incoming saltwater improved the salinity. Muddy water here extended offshore several miles.
commented Sep 18, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
That's a bummer, I had a feeling that some places would have issues with the freshwater run off... i haven't had a chance to go fishing yet, by now the salinity should be almost back to normal.
commented Sep 19, 2017 by Boneyard (1,593 points)
Actually the ocean did not taste salty for a couple of weeks after Hurricane Matthew passed through here. It was very strange going in the ocean and not having the water sting your eyes.
+1 vote
answered Oct 12, 2017 by Cronnie40 (228 points)
In my experience the off shore fishing gets better after a storm down here in Florida
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