Yes it is summer, water temps are warm, bright sun and the shrimp are small.
This is the time when big shrimp make little shrimp so what shrimp are there are
small, it is a season thing. Here at the Snook Nook we are sending back more than
we are taking, they are just to small but there are other baits to work with. Small Pins
are the baits of choice, they are the bait of choice for commercial Trout anglers. So
for all of us shrimp anglers the next full moon should turn it around for us.
River anglers good bite reported but you have to be there as the sun is coming up.
Fishing north of Little Mud, north side of Nettles or many locations south to the inlet fish
before sun up and you will find fish. East side or west good bite on top water or soft
rubber, Trout, Red’s, Jacks and plenty of Lady fish or watch for the Snook and Tarpon you
will get them but early is the key. Tarpon and Snook to the Inlet, Tarpon you will see them
roll, the Snook cast to the rocks and let your bait fall to the bottom, take the barbs off the
hooks for a quick release. North Fork good bite also but again fish early. After sun up look
to deeper water and slow your retrieve, fish the shaded water.
Surf has been hot and cold, plenty of bait and Lady Fish. Conditions are perfect but the
fish, who knows. Plenty of bait reported with a very short bite time. Snook and Tarpon, fish
early or catch the high tide, watch for the activity then fish the edge of the bait school, you will
see the fish. The rest being well fed you just have to be there, except for the Lady Fish
they will make you crazy. Surf temps are warm so fish early or just come on down and
enjoy lake Atlantic.
Off shore it seems every thing is happening from 50’, the action zone. Plenty of baits in
the area so why would the fish be else where. Catching live bait, why not put one a hook and
see what happens, Kings, Cobia and a good Snapper bite are all right there. Not the place to
dive, with all going on there are plenty of Sharks in the area so always look before reaching to
grab the leaded. Dolphin of any size start in the 150’ location, 15/25lbs fish with plenty in the
smaller and few in the bigger range. Trolling and live baits have kept anglers busy but that 50’
zone and live baits has been the answer to bending a rod.
And yes it is summer, fish early, pay attention to the bait schools and I promise I will
get shrimp as soon as possible.........................................HENRY