Monday, March 29, 2010
3/29 Report - Here and Gone Disappearing Cuts
View of Frederick Douglass Park on Sunday Afternoon.
To the north up around the bend you can probably see, but not well, a pretty good cut. To the south were scallops, very much like those I talked about in a recent post.
My point today is that the beach can change quickly. Cuts can appear and disappear in a matter of hours.
Sunday I was near the beach because of other business and didn't have my detector with me but went over to see what the beach looked like. I was surprised to see the nice cut. As I said, I didn't have my detector with me yesterday, so I went out this morning, and the cut was already gone. If the beach had continued to cut, I would have probably issued a conditions rating upgrade for today, but it didn't.
The cuts were rounded off and filled in, and the scallops were markedly less distinct, and there was a lot of new mushy sand on the front beach. We haven't had any sustained northeast winds to create any real good productive cuts this year.
Last year I found cobs in both March and April. This year I'm starting to think I might not find any in March. Maybe April will be better. You never know when conditions will change.
I took a quick look at Pepper Park also this morning, and it wasn't any better.
Fred B., who commented on the metal pieces that you can sometimes find from the space shuttle on Treasure Coast beaches, sent in a photo showing a variety of pieces. Here is a melted piece - the kind that you've most likely seen if you've hunted the Treasure Coast very much.
There is one of the Treasure Coast metal detecting treasure maps listed on ebay now that only has one day left and no bids. The item number is 110511141667.
And here is a fossilized tooth of a Great White Minnow. I thought it was kinda cute. Its the smallest shark baby tooth that I ever found.
That reminds me, I saw a big bob cat this morning on Hutchinson Island. I once saw a large Florida Panther gliding across A1A up at Wabasso.
It seems I'm scattered this morning. I'm not in good form for writing. Sometimes the words don't flow well. I think I'll give up before its too late.
Forecast and Conditions. I already told you about the conditions. The wind is from the west again and the seas will be slackening for the next few days. Nothing too promising. You'll have to exercise some creativity. There aren't even many modern coins on the Treasure Coast beaches.
Do some research and try something different. It can be fun and profitable.