I washed up on the shores of South Florida over forty years ago and spent all my free time in or on the water. *The earliest I have never seen large schools of mullet migrating down our coast was October 15 and it normally doesn’t start till the end of the month or early November. *This year fairly large schools began moving through on September 11, over a full month earlier than usual. The really large schools, ¼ mile long and 50 feet wide, containing literally millions of fish, should be right behind the initial small runs.
On September 14 the first flocks of migrating pelicans appeared. *Again, this is at least a month earlier than normal.
The point of this post is that those two incidents might be signaling an early winter for the East Coast and I am wondering if this might be due to global warming/cooling or possibly because of the El Nino forming off the coast of Ecuador/Columbia. *I have noticed in the past that an El Nino year usually causes fewer hurricanes to hit the U. S. because it displaces the Bermuda High that has steered the storms towards us for the last three years.
Any weather analysts here that could give me a clue as to why this is happening?
P.S. I was in the surf that first evening fishing for the predators that follow the schools…caught lots of snook, tarpon, barracuda, jacks and a couple of spinner sharks. *All this on 10 pound mono, so I have had a great time.