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Thread: It is what it is I guess...

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    It is what it is I guess...

    We will be down next week and I can't help but face the fact that our "wannabe fishing vacation" is going to be impinged upon by the June grass. Dammit. Have friends staying out near Fort Morgan who will be facing the same issues it seems.

    Basically from what I gather bottom (or any) fishing from the beach will be impossible, which is unfortunate to say the least.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated (and no, "reschedule" can't be one...)

    Appreciate it.

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    We were at Mobile St access Sunday I was not fishing but there were quite a few others that were. I thought the water looked ok. It was green at the State Park Saturday though…

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    Spring and fall only , then mother nature still sends obstacles
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    It was NO problem in Orange Beach today.
    I went by the pier and there were huge holes with NO June Grass.
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    Does fresh water coming down the rivers have any effect on the June Grass ? We have also had a VERY wet summer here. Over 3 inches of rain from last Sunday thru Tuesday. Amounts close to that each week. I know the green grass here is in turbo growth mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DKillgore View Post
    Does fresh water coming down the rivers have any effect on the June Grass ? We have also had a VERY wet summer here. Over 3 inches of rain from last Sunday thru Tuesday. Amounts close to that each week. I know the green grass here is in turbo growth mode.
    I think that's probably the problem. Not just water, but the nutrients in it, especially nitrate.
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    RTR anyway.

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    Most likely too many tourists, swimming and peeing in the water.
    That leads to higher nitrate levels in the Gulf ;-) LOL

    Yeah, this summer has been an odd one fer sure.
    Average air and water temperatures have been below average.
    MUCH higher than average rainfall, which I suspect has put a higher than average nutrient level in the coastal waters.

    But there may be better news acoming, as temperatures are climbing to near normal this weekend (low to mid 90s).
    And chances of rain are dropping off.
    Maybe that will lead to less "Summer Grass", as Tom calls it...

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    Algae and cousins of different varieties pops up in blooms, in red tides, in dead zones, etc. Feeding these little plants with fertilizer that originates in fresh water is one item but not the only thing that makes them grow. Look at the spills and kills on Florida's Indian River and Mosquito lagoon a few years back. Unfortunately there is no simple link to one thing that we can identify or fix, any more than we can explain or stop a plague of locusts descending to eat everything. Nature seems to be full of boom and bust cycles, from rabbits and foxes or deer and wolves.
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    Thanks guys. We are staying in Mobile tonite and will be at our condo tomorrow afternoon for the week. Brought surf rods as well as casting equipment. Hope tonrun into a few of you.
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