Red snapper season cut

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Red snapper season cut

The recreational season for red snapper in the federal waters of the Gulf just got a little shorter. Instead of 11 days, anglers will get to fish for nine — if they live off the coast of Tampa Bay where this prized sportfish is usually found in water 100 feet or deeper. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council decided on the emergency rule after a recent U.S. District Court case. The lawsuit had nothing to do with Florida's recreational anglers, but the red snapper stocks are managed as a whole in the gulf, so the season will open at 12:01 a.m. June 1 and close at 12:01 a.m. June 10. The red snapper bag limit is two, with a 16-inch minimum total length size limit. The emergency rule, requested in April, applied a 20 percent buffer to the recreational quota. This emergency rule did not affect the commercial fishery.

High school sailing

Sailors from Shorecrest Preparatory School placed third at the High School Doublehanded Championship in San Diego on May 11-12. Racing in Club Flying Juniors, they finished behind first-place Point Loma High School of San Diego and second-place St. George's School of Middletown, R.I. High school sailing is a year-round sport that has three disciplines: singlehanded, doublehanded and team race. Each has a regional championship and a national championship. Shorecrest qualified for all three national championships in 2014. Three Laser sailors (Nic Baird, Patrick Shanahan and Hannah Steadman) represented Shorecrest at the ISSA High School Singlehanded Nationals in October. The doublehanded team of Ty Baird, Patrick Shanahan, Nic Baird, Kathryn Booker, Cole Smith, Josh Dachoda, Kyle Dachoda and Hannah Steadman won the regional championship and traveled to San Diego. Next up for Shorecrest: the ISSA Team Race National Championships May 24-25 in Houston.

Send news to Terry Tomalin at ttomalin@tampabay.com or call (727) 893-8808

Solunar chart

AM PM

Minor Major Minor Major

5/231:007:051:157:30

5/241:457:502:008:15

5/252:308:402:509:00

5/263:159:253:359:50

5/274:0510:104:20 10:35

5/284:5010:555:0511:20

5/295:3511:506:000

making news

Red snapper season cut

The recreational season for red snapper in the federal waters of the Gulf just got a little shorter. Instead of 11 days, anglers will get to fish for nine — if they live off the coast of Tampa Bay where this prized sportfish is usually found in water 100 feet or deeper. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council decided on the emergency rule after a recent U.S. District Court case. The lawsuit had nothing to do with Florida's recreational anglers, but the red snapper stocks are managed as a whole in the gulf, so the season will open at 12:01 a.m. June 1 and close at 12:01 a.m. June 10. The red snapper bag limit is two, with a 16-inch minimum total length size limit. The emergency rule, requested in April, applied a 20 percent buffer to the recreational quota. This emergency rule did not affect the commercial fishery.

High school sailing

Sailors from Shorecrest Preparatory School placed third at the High School Doublehanded Championship in San Diego on May 11-12. Racing in Club Flying Juniors, they finished behind first-place Point Loma High School of San Diego and second-place St. George's School of Middletown, R.I. High school sailing is a year-round sport that has three disciplines: singlehanded, doublehanded and team race. Each has a regional championship and a national championship. Shorecrest qualified for all three national championships in 2014. Three Laser sailors (Nic Baird, Patrick Shanahan and Hannah Steadman) represented Shorecrest at the ISSA High School Singlehanded Nationals in October. The doublehanded team of Ty Baird, Patrick Shanahan, Nic Baird, Kathryn Booker, Cole Smith, Josh Dachoda, Kyle Dachoda and Hannah Steadman won the regional championship and traveled to San Diego. Next up for Shorecrest: the ISSA Team Race National Championships May 24-25 in Houston.

Send news to Terry Tomalin at ttomalin@tampabay.com or call (727) 893-8808

Solunar chart

AM PM

Minor Major Minor Major

5/23 1:00 7:05 1:15 7:30

5/24 1:45 7:50 2:00 8:15

5/25 2:30 8:40 2:50 9:00

5/26 3:15 9:25 3:35 9:50

5/27 4:05 10:10 4:20 10:35

5/28 4:50 10:55 5:05 11:20

5/29 5:35 11:50 6:00 0

Tide adjustments

The charts show the rise and fall of tides measured in feet and plots the tides on a one-week timeline. Times and depth may vary depending on weather conditions. You can compute the tides from these adjustments:

North (Anclote River) High Low

Anclote Key (south end) -01:37 -00:47

Bayport +01:13 +01:39

Cedar Key +01:16 +01:03

Crystal River, Florida Power +01:13 +01:33

Hudson, Hudson Creek +00:06 +00:01

Indian Rocks Beach (inside) +00:19 +00:10

North (Anclote River) High Low

Mangrove Point, Crystal Bay +01:34 +01:54

Pithlachascotee River +00:18 +00:52

St. Joseph Sound -00:34 -00:42

Steinhatchee River entrance +01:33 +01:32

Suwannee River entrance +01:22 +01:21

Withlacoochee River entrance +01:23 +01:58

South (The Pier) High Low

Anna Maria, pier -02:10 -02:19

Egmont Key, Egmont channel -02:15 -03:20

Gandy Bridge +00:59 +00:57

Gulfport, Boca Ciega Bay -01:32 -01:05

John's Pass, Boca Ciega Bay -02:14 -02:04

Madeira Beach Causeway -01:32 -01:45

Mullet Key Channel (Skyway) -02:03 -02:01

South (The Pier) High Low

Pass-a-Grille Beach -01:34 -01:30

Pinellas Point -00:22 -00:29

Redfish Point, Manatee River -00:30 -00:14

Safety Harbor +01:32 +01:34

Sarasota Bay -01:38 -00:58

Corey Causeway -01:18 -00:44

Venice Inlet (inside) -02:02 -01:38

Red snapper season cut 05/15/14 [Last modified: Thursday, May 22, 2014 3:43pm]

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