Dolphin, Dolphin and more but all were deep. it may have been 600’ or 800’ but anglers were fishing deep.
We talked with anglers that put them in the boat and those that were still out looking all I can say is were you looking
in the same areas. Anglers were looking at weed lines and seeing bait and that is where they started. This was the time
for live baits and then you could cut up the sardines and feed them. These fish are holding on the grass lines and little
patience will get them. Looking in that 60/80’ that is the time to troll, plenty of big Kings and the Wahoo will surprise you,
run a bait deep and you will bend a rod. Plenty of small Dolphin to play with, do us both a favor and release them as quickly
as possible, let them grow to a reasonable size. Muttons and Mangroves a plenty from 40’ using sardines. Pick a reef and
get a bait down, preferred an anchor but drifting will get plenty. Sail fish are every where from shallow to deep and they like
a trolled bait, release quickly, cut the leader and I will buy the hook..
Surf is busy with baits, lots d baits. Water is warm so the Snook and Tarpon are here to test your equipment and you.
You can see the fish rolling, best time is early before sun up, when you seen the bait jumping you will know where to fish.
Been a lot of fish at the beach, Whiting, Croaker and a few Pompano with Spanish Macs to keep busy and to take home.
All make excellent table fare especially the Whiting.
Low light, early or late if it numbers is the target be there early. Top water in the skinny water, some thing make a
little noise, chugggers or rattlers give the fish something to hold their attention. After sun up look to fish deeper water or
shaded water, slow down you retrieve. On the north side of Nettles Island start up close and as the sun rises fish the deeper
water plenty of Trout with a mix of Reds and a few Flounder to keep busy. That west side has been the Reds location with a
good mix of Trout but early is most important. So where are the Snook, pick a bridge any where the water is moving, they are
feeding face into the current. Jigs have toped the list, red tail hawks casted up into the current let it touch bottom and now is the
time to lift it lightly and let the current do the work. Tarpon, plenty in the morning but they are to much work this old man, serious
tackle testers. A long catch list this week with all the reasons I should have went this week but slept in but I will catch up
this week.I hope..........................................................HENRY