This week’s forecast was for rain and bad weather daily, but it turned out to be beautiful all week for the most part. I went out with mullet a few times and fished shorelines for snook and reds, but nothing seemed to want my bait. Out of one and a half days of fishing, my friend and I caught two slot snook — that’s a lot of time fishing in summer heat to only catch two fish! We were seeing a lot more snook that just wouldn’t bite. I also had a big redfish nose my bait for what felt like forever until it decided it wasn’t hungry and went back under the dock.
On Sunday, my dad and I woke up early and got white bait, which worked a lot better. In total, we caught four good snook (including the one in the action shot attached), one tarpon that ate about a foot away from a running trolling motor, and a nice trout. I have also heard that people are catching big snook on the beaches with basically any live bait that you can find, but we have tried a few times and haven’t had any success.