Hook the Snook
Snook are just starting to move and get back to their normal summer areas. We have been seeing more snook near freshwater runoff or on the flats and Mangrove shorelines with the mullet schools. Live scaled sardines are the bait of choice but have been catching quite a few on Cut ladyfish as well.
Find the Reds
Redfishing has been hit or miss. The new and full moons seemed to have produced good numbers of these bruisers.The tides are much more extreme on the new and full moons. The best time to fish is on low water with the tide coming in, or on highwater going out. Look for the Mullet schools around spoil islands or flats or Mangrove shorelines. The best bait has been cut threadfin, cut pinfish and cut ladyfish. Because of the warming water, the fish prefer not to chase live bait.
Spot the Spotted Sea Trout
Spotted sea trout have been tough to find since the red tide but are slowly making their way back into the deeper cuts from 3 to 8 in depth off the grass Flats and inside the passes.
Super Tip: Keeping your bait alive
With all the recent rain we are seeing water temps down when closer to the East side of the inshore waterways. Lower temps help kill off red tide and keep bait alive. Use this to your advantage by running in the cooler waters
Super Tip: The pinfish indicator
When you pull up to your spot, use a little bait or chum off the side of the boat to see if pinfish are in the area. If pinfish run up to get your chum, there’s a much stronger chance bigger fish are near. It not, you may want to relocated.
*This is a tip we almost didn’t post because of how impactful it is for a successful trip, and really something we consider privileged information.
Red Tide Update
For your assurance, there is no redtide as of now on the West Coast Beaches. They are clean and pristine, for your enjoyment.
So come and enjoy some great fishing and beautiful wildlife.