Offshore Bar


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offshore bar

[′ȯf¦shȯr ′bär]
(geology)

Offshore Bar

 

the simplest coastal accumulative relief form, formed by the action of sweeping breakers. The bar has the form of a low ridge (bar), extending along the shoreline. Bars can reach hundreds of m or several km in length and 1–4 m in height; they are defined by the energy of the surf. Such bars are made of sand, gravel, pebbles, and shells. Ancient offshore bars are relicts of the old shoreline.

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The up-drift, conventional groin effect accretionary fillet (formed during fluctuating long-shore drift periods) apparently creates a disequilibrium "feeder beach" to offshore bars as a result of subsequent periods of reversed long-shore transport, steep, high-energy waves, and offshore-directed currents.
Look for Spanish mackerel, bluefish, blue runners and ladyfish in the current rips in the passes and also around the offshore bars. Birds may signal working fish, but if no birds are present then troll or cast along the bar edges or tide lines.
Midwater species include Spanish mackerel, bluefish, ladyfish, blue runners, ladyfish and jacks, all of which can be taken by trolling or by casting spoons or jigs around the edges of the passes, in tide rips, and around the offshore bars. Bottom bouncing a shrimp or a sand flea along areas of sandy, sloping bottom where the tide runs strongly is a great way to connect with pompano, whiting, flounder, redfish or sheepshead, and if you can find submerged rocks or blown-down trees then you'll have a shot at mangrove snapper, sheepshead and possibly a catch-and-release snook.
Big schools of Spanish mackerel are beginning to appear around the passes and offshore bars. The macks will be terrorizing baitfish schools along the coast for the next 60 days, offering some of the most fun fishing imaginable when they bust bait in acre-sized plots of boiling action.
Schools of fast-swimming Spanish mackerel are milling around the passes and offshore bars. The action can be hot one minute and nonexistent the next as the hyperactive fish chase after pods of bait, but if you're in the right place at the right time the action can be very, very good.
Sometimes the fish will be in the inlet around the edges, sometimes inside the inlet towards the ICW, or sometimes around the offshore bars, but they're around somewhere.
The spring mackerel run is in full bloom with packs of Spanish mackerel running the beaches, skirting around offshore bars and plundering pods of bait up to 8 or 10 miles off the coast.
This can be a good period tofind smaller Kingfish in the 70-to 90-foot range southeast of Ponce Inlet in the Pelican Flats are a out of Canaveral, and on the offshore bars near Sebastian Inlet If fronts bring in extreme temperature drops, the kings will move south toward Fort Pierce and Stuart Another possibility will be cobia on the reefs and wrecks.
Trolling the edges and around offshore bars will produce Spanish mackerel and bluefish.

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