Fishing has improved this week, but the unusually hot weather has both fish and anglers a bit cranky. Right now it’s best to avoid the mid-day heat and fish in the early morning and later afternoon.
There’s less weeds offshore, but it has still been a chore to keep baits clear. Plenty of dolphin are being caught not far from the coast in 70-90 ft of water. The kingfish bite has also been pretty good between the inshore and offshore bars. Planers are working especially well for them.
The inlet is quiet right now. There are some pilchard-hungry snook in the lagoon in areas where there is mangrove structure to fish. Sheepshead are starting to show up more, and per typical, these fish are gunning for big shrimp and sand fleas.
Don’t forget — FATHER’S DAY NEXT IS SUNDAY! Have you shopped yet? We have great gifts for Dad and some ideas that are pretty clever for you to make yourself. A gift certificate is always welcome, for the tackle shop, a boat rental, fuel, whatever! Or bring him to the marina and let him pick what he wants. Come in and let us show you what we have!