The weather pattern known as La Niña has cycled out for now. How does that effect the Florida Sea Base? Well, it could bring good news of a lessened chance for hurricanes this summer/fall. Dr. Jeff Masters from Weather Underground predicted a kinder hurricane season for the Atlantic a few months back. But hurricanes are only one weather issue that we must deal with and a windy or rainy summer is of concern. As always, we will keep you posted. But when outdoors, the weather is the weather and we will make the best of whatever comes our way.
The final round of fishing concluded at noon Friday with nine more tarpon caught and released. The total count for this year was 29 tarpon. This was by far the fewest tarpon caught since my involvement with the vent. 123 tarpon were caught and released in 2011. Former FSB Advisory Committee Chair Spike Yoh was this year’s champion with a total of four releases.
Following lunch, the Florida Sea Base Advisory Committee met. The major items discussed included purchasing property to build a new sailing base in the middle Keys, approval to replace the aging BSA Tarpon (a 45′ Corinthian) with a new Newton 46′ Dive Special in 2013, the possible addition of a parasailing activity to one or more of our programs, and a new committee seat was added for a representative of the Sea Base Alumni and Friends Association.
I AM POOPED!!! I may post again Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning. Enjoy your weekend.
Capt. Steve Willis
Professional Scuba Bum™
Aboard S/V Escape