Surf anglers this is the time, be down to the surf edge early, pay attention for the bait schools
and make that cast. Watch for activity that will put you on the fish and there is plenty. North or south
there is a catch to be made, spoons, that Bomber, the wind cheater to name a few and yes live bait will
work, watch for the bait. Snook and Tarpon it is their time, water is perfect you just have to be there.
Lots of twenty pound line and forty pound leader will get you started. Can not make that dawn time catch
a high tide but dawn is the answer, fish that trough, the fish are up that close and once you get one on
you will know what I was talking about when I said lots of line. Real sharp hooks and take the barbs off
you are going to release them as quick as possible, step into the water please don’t crank them up into the
sand, is the camera ready? Snook and Tarpon young mans game I am old and love the Whiting and
Croaker there all day and piece of shrimp will get them, just my speed.
River anglers you have to fish early, by ten you should be on your way for breakfast. Good Trout,
Reds, Jacks and Flounder in many locations but early is the secret. From Nettles Island to Little Mud is
the area, the cool part is they are chewing what ever you are throwing. Has to be early, as the sun rises look
deeper then they will shut off, they want out of the sun. So we can’t get there early look to fish the shaded water,
under docks, tree lines or the bridges, some place away fro the sun. Jacks, Snapper and Drum will fill your
catch list or go early and get beat beat buy the Tarpon and Snook again dawn is the best time for them, me
being old I will sleep in and hear about the catch. Not a lot of Flounder but it seems every body is catching
one or two and the good part is they re of good size and I can catch them when I get up.
Summer fishing out of our inlet, 55lb Wahoo, Black Fins 30lb class, small Dolphin and the
Grouper bite was on. Not a lot of fish but some nice fish and all were caught just being there. These fish
were between 80’ and 150’ taking dead bait and the Sails were hungry and plenty of them. Lazy days but
quality fish, no method but quality fish. Anglers were looking for Snapper and all they could find were
Grouper, makes an angler fell bad. Those of us that feel real bad are the angler that did not get your baits
wet but I will this week................................HENRY