We had a busy week fishing with mixed weather conditions throughout. The rain we had last week helped out by bringing more bait into the lagoon. Some mullet and ponies are now plentiful around the islands, Sebastian River and the mangrove shorelines. Live bait is the key to success with the snook, specifically the over slot fish, but some will turn on to artificial as well.
The inlet bite is hot and cold. Mojarra has been the key bait for snook with some fish caught on pig fish but the redfish are eating live pigs and croakers when the water isn’t too clean. The top to bottom visibility is great for snorkeling, but not great for the bite in the inlet.
The beach action has been good with plenty of Bonito, mackerel, jacks and bluefish with a few sharks mixed in. Soft plastics or metal jigs work great for most species. Had a nice 100 fish day on Saturday with the species mentioned above and a few jacks in the 25-30 lb range.
Look forward to consistent weather with winds out of the south and our summer rain patterns over the next few weeks. The consistent weather and south winds will dirty up the water a bit and improve the bite along the beach as well as in the inlet.