The Snook Nook FISHING REPORT Always Bring Your Camera!

August 2014

Fishing 8/24/14
 
           Lets see 90 is the temp and it has been like this all week and yes I love it.
Of course I am in side the Snook Nook with the air running hard but every once in 
a while I stick my head out the door and enjoy it for a moment and then I go back in
side.  Big bright sun and the temp just makes you lazy and the same goes for the fish.
       Fishing off shore it is all about bottom fish, why not that where the fish are in the cool
comfort zone.  Water temps are hot and the fish are looking for cool water, look deep that’s
the comfort zone.  Lots of bait fish, they like  the warm water but there is no one to bother with
them.  Yes that occasional dolphin or the king fish will a appear but if you are looking to
take a fish home run the baits deep a wahoo will make your day.  Bottom fishing is excellent,
five pounds of sardines will keep you busy, from 60’ out you will find plenty but one thing for sure
do not forget the water.
      The beach it is early that is when the tarpon and snook are in, you have to watch  the sun come
up. Be ready with baits of all sizes, you never know what they feeding on but they are feeding. Thirty
to fifty pound leader and lot of line  do not forget the water.  Plenty of good size whiting with a
mix of croaker for the day, a piece of shrimp will find them for you and do not forget your umbrella.
       Fishing in the river there is plenty of fish but you have to fish early the coolest part of the day.
Plenty of trout and reds from county line north take your pick east or west side but you should be
eating breakfast before ten.  Sun comes out and the fish go deep or to the shadows, use a small jig
to get their attention.  Plenty of snook and tarpon in the low light, play with your bait size you just don’t
know when are what they are eating, but it is summer and it is hot and I love this place and do not
forge the water.
     Next week I promise I will be more on the areas..............................Henry

 

Fishing 8/17/14 

 

    Lets go to the surf, one foot seas at ten seconds apart, perfect.   Fish early for the Tarpon and Snook, they like the coolest temperatures of the day and low light.  Casting Crystal minnows or a small live bait will get the attention you are looking for, slow retrieve.   Now for those looking to take something home, plenty of Whiting and Croaker on a piece shrimp, do not forget the ice, you are going to need it. These fish are up close, just a pitch not a cast and  you will be there, excellent table fare.

    River temps are very warm, you need to fish the coolest part of the day, like sun up.  Lots of big

Trout from Herman's Bay area, keep in mind you can only keep one fish over 20 inches.  Those big fish

make for a great photo but for dinner, the 15’’ trout is the one.  Early has been the best bite, top water, soft rubber baits, and small jigs have all been keeping the fish active.  After sun up it’s live bait,

shrimp and small baitfish in the shadowed areas.  Tarpon and Snook a plenty, inlets, bridges or cuts

with moving water.  Again, low light and sharp hooks are mandatory.  Lots of big fish this time of year,

leave the bass rods at home.

    Offshore the bottom bite has been great all summer. Plenty of snapper, lanes, mangroves and muttons. Small live baits or chunks of sardines will get you quite the dinner.  Lots of triggerfish, seabass, porgies and sharks thrown in the mix as well.  For the anglers out dolphin fishing, 150’ has been your zone, yes we’ve heard of fish from 400’ but 150’ has been a good place to start.  Look for the kings from 60’-80’ along with a few sails being caught from the same area.  Always remember the pitch rod, as the cobia are still making a showing too.  Its that time of year, fish fast and fish early, those afternoon storms pop up in a hurry.

 


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