The Outdoorsman (Fish, Feathers & Fur)

On this Labor Day weekend: Don't drink while operating a boat

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Don’t drink and drive when operating a motor vehicle of any kind. And that includes a boat, especially on this Labor Day weekend when many boaters will be out on the waterways of New Smyrna Beach and throughout Volusia County and off shore along the coastline.

Early to rise is the best time for fishing; lobster season here

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When it comes to fishing, the bite is definitely in the early morning way before nine o’clock. 

Cold upwelling of waters now in season

As I have been advising you the cold water upwelling is now here in full bloom. It extends well offshore all the way to turtle mound. This upwelling will make some fish lie virtually motionless like in a hypnotic state while other fish will move to warmer waters.

Cold water upwelling now here in full bloom well off-shore in Volusia County

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As I have been advising you the cold water upwelling is now here in full bloom. It extends well offshore all the way to turtle mound. This upwelling will make some fish will lie virtually motionless like in a hypnotic state while other fish will move to warmer waters.

Schools of mullet and shrimp plentiful in Tomoka basin

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The sea surface water temperature of the surf above Ponce Inlet has been dropping from the low  80s to the mid-70s. This could possibly indicate that the annual summer cold water upwelling is about to or has started to occur.

Great catches along Volusia County's jetties and lagoons

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The sea surface temperatures around the surf and the adjacent inlet waters of Volusia County have been in the 80s. Menhaden and large mullet are holding in these waters as are some tarpon but there have been no reported catches of tarpon. Catches of bluefish, pompano, and sharks provided the most action in these waters.

Anglers fishing the Tomoka River and Basin and the Halifax River have found that fishing is best early in the morning

Sea water temperatures at Ponce Inlet ranged from 77 to 80 degrees. Surf and pier fishermen reported catching a lot of whiting and a few bluefish and black drum. The pompano catch has significantly slowed down. Ladyfish and large Jack Crevalle have been giving good fights to the anglers fishing in Ponce Inlet. The shrimp run has started in the Halifax River.

Water bear nothing like the land mammals that 'bear' the same name

community blogger / Budd Neviaser of Edgewater

The average person when encountering the word ‘bear’ would think along the lines of a grizzly, brown, black, or polar bear. Certainly only a few people would think about the water bear, which is among the most unknown and most fascinating creatures on earth.

Whale sharks are big, but unlike the Great White, they feed on plankton

NSBNews.net / community bloggers/ Capt. Budd Neviasrer of Edgewater

The whale shark, Rhincodon typus, is a slow-moving filter feeding shark and the largest of the living fish species. The largest confirmed shark is 41 feet long and the heaviest weighs more than 79,000 pounds. However, there are unconfirmed reports of whale sharks that are even larger.

Wildlife officers make hunting experience better for all concerned

NSBNews.net / commnity bloggers / Capt. Budd Neviaser of New Smyrna Beach

You have just shot a nice eight pointer. As you drag him out of the woods and get ready to put him in the truck, a plain dressed (or uniformed) individual approaches you, shows their identification and asks you for your hunting license, your tags (if applicable) and your driver’s license.

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