June has been an awesome month of fishing, and the next few months to follow should get even better! Summer and fall are my favorite times of the year. Warmer water temperatures bring on a plethora of species, throughout the region, including redfish, snook, trout, tarpon, black drum and much more.
The best approach with the next few months to come will be getting out at daybreak. Look for schools of finger mullet lining the shorelines; areas that have large points, deep cuts, or shallow areas with deep access close by — these are your best bets. Start out with topwater plugs such as the Rapala Skitterwalk and small jigs such as Gulp Shrimp.
As the sun rises and the bait pods tend to diminish, the mangrove shorelines with deeper pockets and large shadow lines are a great place for fish to hide. Here, live mullet or small jigs fished tight to the mangroves can yield great results! For larger fish such as bull reds, and large tarpon, look along the edge of large sandbars such as tiger shoals and whale tail in the Mosquito Lagoon. Large cut baits such as mullet and pinfish placed along the drop-offs are the way to go!
This is a great time of the year and I really encourage everyone to get out and enjoy some fun summer fishing!