Updated, Monday 5:00 PM est.
Ike has been named a tropical depression and Hanna has reached hurricane status. In the above photograph, the red cirlce off the coast of Africa is another tropical wave of low pressure, which may be a tropical depression by Tuesday morning. None of these storms pose any threat to our area in the next 5 days.
Fishing was just that. Fishing, no catching. We got an updated photo from the family who adopted our dog, Harley, in Phoenix. It's nice to know he's doing good and living the high life.
Monday 11:00 AM
A new tropical depression has formed in the eastern Atlantic, approximately 1400 miles east of the Leeward Islands (long way from here). This is the 9th tropical depression of the 2008 season. It is currently sustaining 35MPH winds and is expected to reach tropical storm status later today. If it does, it will be named Ike.
We had heavy rain late yesterday afternoon and into the evening, with scattered downpours at times. Rolando and I fished off the dock in my backyard. He hooked a very large fish but it made a run toward the pilings that hold my boatlift. When it did, it was able to break his leader line, below the swivel. I had two very hard hits, but no fish hooked. We will likely try later today.
Currently we have 84 degrees, 74% humidity with winds out of the east at 12.