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Friday, July 10, 2020
🎣 Florida Fishing Reports 🐟 Week of 7-6-2020
🎣 White's Tackle Fishing Report 7-6-2020 🐟 Stuart Florida "Offshore yesterday the sail bite has been steady to the south in 80 to 100ft with live bait with a few scattered dolphin mixed in. The kingfish bite has been steady to the north with a bunch of small fish with a few good ones mixed in. The snapper bite has been ok during the day and at night with some nice mangroves around with both live and dead bait. Looks like the weather will be good the next few days hopefully you can get out before the storms. Inshore the trout bite has been steady around first light with a few reds mixed in soft baits and top water have produce well. The snook bite has been good in the inlet and the bridges on the outgoing tide remember season is closed so its catch and release till September."
🎣 Week of July 6 Sebastian Inlet District 🐟 Mangrove Snapper are running! "Tommy at Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle tells the fishing has really picked up. Mangrove Snapper are running throughout the inlet and in the backwaters hitting on their favorite bait, live shrimp. You have your choice of fishing spots at the Park to target these guys from land. Spanish Mackerel have been running pretty good too we hear. They are biting on little spoons, jigs and Gotcha lures. Your best bet – try the North and South jetties. We have been getting reports of massive Red Drum, again throughout the inlet system, with a few smaller keepers in between. Use live shrimp here too and please remember your bag and size limits."
🎣 White's Tackle Fishing Report 7-8-2020 🐟 Stuart Florida "The calm conditions continue, with early morning west winds making the surf look like a lake. Bait on the beaches includes Pilchards, Threadfin Herring ( greenies ), glass minnows, and croakers. Snook activity is picking up in many places, with some really solid fish being caught. Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, sharks, and Tarpon are also getting in on the action. Inshore, the afternoon rains and heat have combined to make much of the water dirty, but Snook and baby Tarpon are being caught around culverts and outflows, but fish early or late to avoid the heat. Offshore, Sailfish activity has been about as good as its been all year, with some good numbers being put up by several boats, on both live bait and trolled ballyhoo. The inlets continue to produce good Snook catches, but remember that the season is closed."
🎣 Daytona Beach News Journal Fishing Report 🐟 Locals bring in big hauls as summer heats up "The fish are biting up and down the coast, and locals can’t reel them in fast enough. Surf Piers: Roy Mattson (royssurffishing.com) said they’ve been seeing smaller pompano along the beach, redfish in the inlet, and flounder along the reef and pier. Capt. Mike Vickers, meanwhile, filed this report from Flagler. “The surf from Flagler beach to Matanzas inlet has been producing good numbers of whiting, a few flounder, trout, black drum, reds, and tarpon.”
🎣 Florida Today Red snapper season 🐟 Florida's east coast anglers need to know 2 new federal regulations "Red snapper season will be short and sweet along the U.S. Atlantic Coast this year — just four days. Anglers can keep the popular fish on July 10, 11, 12 and 17 before being relegated back to releasing the red snapper they catch. Any angler who has fished for them during such brief seasons over the past 10 years is aware of the typical regulations in federal waters, which begin three miles offshore: No size limit Bag limit of one red snapper per angler per day Non-stainless steel circle hooks (offset or non-offset) required when using hook-and-line gear with natural baits in waters north of 28 degrees north latitude. The 28th parallel north runs through Palm Bay, Florida. The regulations were designed so anglers would not fish an entire school trying to catch the biggest one. The idea is to catch one red snapper per angler, then go fish for another species somewhere else"
🎣 Jacksonville Fishing Report 🐟 Red snapper season is (almost) here. "In this week’s Jacksonville Fishing Report, read about what you need to know heading into this year’s red snapper season. The circus returns to Mayport on Friday, the long-awaited opener of this year’s four-day red snapper season. The season runs from July 10th to July 12 and will reopen for the final day on July 17. You’re now required to register for a free State Reef Fish Angler endorsement from FWC if you will be bottom fishing. And starting July 15, bottom anglers will also be required to have a descending device on their boat. Snapper have been abundant on local reefs this summer, even on the public inshore numbers. The hard part will be finding a parking spot at the boat ramps, even for boaters not participating in the highly popular season. If your boat doesn’t live at a marina, you better wake up early this weekend. Surf anglers have been catching lots of big whiting and a few nice pompano during the last week, said Spencer Brogden. It can be easy to overlook surf fishing during the summer, but last week proved you don’t have to go far to fill the cooler."
🎣 St Augustine FISHING REPORT 🐟 Snapper madness on tap for the weekend "The Atlantic Of course the big news here is the opening of a four-day red snapper season starting today. It runs today, Saturday and Sunday and one extra day July 17 — next Friday.
If you wonder why we have only four days a year to target red snapper, join the club. It should be noted here that Florida’s Gulf Coast will enjoy a 45-day season this year. The fish stocks are similar, but the Gulf waters are ruled by a different federal group than the Atlantic. That’s really just the beginning of the idiocy handed down by our South Atlantic Fish Management Council (and oxymoron if ever there was one). They’ve also come up with some new regulations for this year’s snapper season, but have done little to advertise the brand-spankin’ new rules thus far. They might be better termed “traps.”" Worth your time to visit the link to St Augustine to read the breakdown of traps. They list a make believe line around Palm Beach needing to fish only non stainless offset circle hooks on private boats. A new regulation for those on private boats requires a free state reef fish angler designation to snapper fish. Obtain from any fishing license place or at GoFishingFlorida.com. Visit StAugustine.com for more.
🎣 Juno Bait Weekend Fishing Outlook 🐟 (7/10-7/12/2020) "Surf Pier- The main game in town right now along the beach and at the pier will be snook. For the most part live croakers and sandperch will be the best bet for the snook (especially the bigger ones). Don't overlook a chunk of dead bait as an option for the snook as well. If your into throwing lures for the snook a small paddletail or bucktail jig is good during the day. At night throw bigger swimbaits and flair hawk jigs for best results. North of Jupiter Inlet the tarpon are still around in good numbers. They are still hanging around the minnow schools for the most part and remain locked on smaller baits. Hogy paddletails remain a great lure choice around the minnow schools. A handful of Spanish Mackerel around, as well as good numbers of blue runners in the surf as well."
🎣 July 10 fishing report from Byron Stout 🐟 It's hot, to no one's surprise. Somewhat surprisingly, the extreme heat and lack of rain haven't put the big chill on fishing prospects "LAKE OKEECHOBEE: Roland Martin's Marine Center in Clewiston reports bass biting well along Observation Shoal, around Tin House Cove on the north shore, and in Pelican Bay at the Big O's southeast corner. Fish Kissimmeegrass and reed lines early with white or clear Spooks, and go to watermelon red, junebug or black/blue flake Senkos or Speed Worms as the sun rises. Swimbaits in Houdini, Lane Toad and White Lightning patterns also have been productive. Then again, nothing beats a live wild shiner, as Kansan Hunter Leonard found out on his trip with Roland Martin Marina Capt. Mark King. For bluegills, dunk crickets or cast black/chartreuse Beetle Spins along the Shoal, Ritta Island, or around lily pad patches along the Rim Canal. A large bloom of bluegreen algae has been concentrated in the northern half of the lake, but waters along the south end have been clear this week."
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Friday, July 3, 2020
🎣 Florida Fishing Reports 🐟 Week of 6-29-2020
🎣 Sebastian Inlet District Week of June 29 🐟 Tarpon, Red Drum, Snapper and more! "Fishing has been pretty good on the North and South jetties, in the inlet channel and around the western flood shoals. Reports of large Redfish have been streaming in. Use your live shrimp to target them as a favorite bait and remember your FWC bag and size limits.
Anglers have also reported catching Mangrove Snapper, Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. You’ll find the Mangrove Snapper migrating throughout the inlet and in the backwaters biting on live shrimp. Try the jetties for targeting Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. Cut bait is the way to go for both or use your silver spoons for the Bluefish and your Gotcha lures for the Spanish Mackerel. We hear that schools of large Tarpon have been running the beach, hitting on live bait, swim bait, plugs and spoons. You’ll find some Jacks mixed in too."
🎣 White's Tackle Fishing Report 6-29-2020 🐟 Stuart Florida "Good Morning, Offshore over the weekend was slow with a few dolphin scattered around in 100 to 200ft with a few sails mixed in live bait was the bait of choice. The snapper bite has been good on 60 to 80ft with a few fish over 10lbs around with a few decent grouper around . The weather looks good the next few days so hopefully you can make it out. The beach fishing has been good with a few tarpon and big jack in the bait schools to the south of Ft Pierce with a few small kings mixed in. Inshore the trout and red bite has been steady around first light to the north around harbor branch to Vero shores with a soft baits and top water. The snapper bite around the bridge and channel edges."
🎣 Traveling through Florida this July 4th weekend? 🐟 Here’s what you need to know about beach closures and mask mandates "A guide on where to go in Florida, based on mask requirements and beach openings. With a long weekend ahead of us, Floridians may be considering a short in-state trip — especially since states including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are requiring visitors from Florida to quarantine for two weeks. So where can you go, what’s open and are masks required? It depends on the city. Here’s an overview of openings, restrictions and guidelines across the Sunshine State."
🎣 South Florida Weekly Fishing Report 🐟 July 2, 2020 Palm Beach Post "Along the beaches in the Jensen area, there have been lots of tarpon rolling and busting while chasing glass minnows. There have also been big schools of jack crevalle on the prowl. Use a topwater lure, something big and noisy, like a Zara Spook, and work it fast to get there attention. After that hold on tight. The bridges spanning the St. Lucie and Indian Rivers have been a bit slow recently as the water is a little funky. That said, there have been a few black drum caught at the quarter bridge. Along the beaches in Jupiter, there have also been good numbers of tarpon chasing glass minnows. The Jupiter beaches are also seeing large numbers of snook. Though there are plenty at, and in, the inlet and in the Loxahatchee River, there seem to be a lot on the beaches this year. If you’re looking to catch a few walk the beaches and try one of the LIVETARGET lures that resemble local baitfish. Then cast into the trough and bring it in slowly, right up to your feet. Most of the fish are being caught within 30 feet of shore. There has been good action for croaker and whiting along the Jupiter beaches using small pieces of shrimp in the first trough. Anglers fishing the Boynton Inlet have been catching snook, tarpon, Cubera snapper, permit and black tip sharks."
🎣 Fishing Report 🐟 Offshore, Ponce Inlet producing best catch Daytona Beach News Journal "The local summer fishing pattern means getting up early to go fishing to avoid the heat. Surf, Piers. Gene Lytwyn filed this report from The Fishin’ Hole in downtown Daytona Beach. “Surf fishing is producing some whiting, along with a stray bluefish, pompano and bonnet head shark,” he said. “Fishing pompano rigs, baited with shrimp or Fishbites, during an incoming tide cycle, is usually best.” Roy Mattson (royssurffishing.com) said Flagler Beach Pier anglers are still waiting for a kingfish run. In the meantime, they are catching flounder, black drum, spadefish and pompano. Mattson said the tackle of choice right now is a banana rig. Capt. Mike Vickers Jr. (hammockbaitandtackle.com) said Flagler County is seeing whiting, sharks, black drum, some flounder and a few pompano and trout."
🎣 FISHING REPORT St Augustine 🐟 Feds tag 4-day red snapper season "It’s been wide open on the beaches and local reefs and wrecks for king mackerel this week. But if you want to be certain to find fish, head out and get behind a shrimp boat. This is about the worst month in years for finding pogy pods — other than in Salt Run. One charter captain figures the shrimp boats are the only game in town for hungry kingfish, tarpon and sharks. The boats are shoveling bycatch off the decks and the fish are following behind. Captain Guy Spear reports a 50-pound kingfish caught on a spinning reel with dead squid on a trip out Thursday. But the tarpon are thicker than most all the charter guys have seen in years — or ever. It’s just crazy out there. And while we’re on the subject of crazy, let’s talk about federal red snapper management. They announced this week a four-day red snapper season set for June 10-12 and July 17. It will be the usual one fish per person per day and there are no upper or lower slot limits. That will again ensure anglers will understandably target only the big sow snapper over 20 pounds. These are the fish that will lay as many as 75 million eggs a season — or 4 billion eggs in a lifetime. If that’s called a fishery management plan..."
🎣 July 3 fishing report from Byron Stout 🐟 This Fourth of July weekend will be hotter than the proverbial firecracker. And there should be fishing fireworks as well. "LAKE OKEECHOBEE: Roland Martin Marina manager Ramon Iglesias reports great summer bassing, but "The summer heat will definitely play a factor, so the morning bite is the best bite." He sent in a shot of Jess, Louie and Joe Bartoletti from Chicago with a summertime whopper that took a wild shiner on an outside grass line in Pelican Bay, with Capt. Bo White. Over at Roland Martin Marine Center, Brad Lytle reports bass have been biting around the East and West Wall areas out of Clewiston, north along Observation Shoal, and in the Tin House Cove area on the north shore. The drill is to start with a white or clear Spook (zig-zagging topwater) and switch to soft plastic as the sun rises. Six-inch Senkos, Speed Worms, swimbaits have been good in watermelon red, junebug, black/blue flake, Houdini, Copperfield, Lane Toad and White Lightning, and swim jigs in bluegill patterns have been productive. Bluegill have been biting on crickets and Beetlespins along the Shoal, around Rim Canal lily pad patches, and at Ritta Island."
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Friday, June 26, 2020
🎣 Florida Fishing Reports 🐟 Week of 6-22-2020
🎣 Sebastian Inlet District Week of June 22 🐟 Fishing Action About the Same, Weather Turned for the Better "We have been getting some mixed reports with better action offshore/inshore but fishing has been decent on the North Jetty, and other areas in and around the inlet. Anglers have been seeing some Mangrove Snapper, Red Drum, Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. Live shrimp seem to be the favorite bait for targeting Mangrove Snapper. Red Drum will hit on those too off the North Jetty, and don’t forget the catwalks and T-dock, particularly during the tide change. Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish both hit on cut bait, and use your silver spoons for Bluefish and Gotcha lures for Spanish Mackerel."
🎣 Discussion post from Florida East Coast Surf Fishing YouTube 🎣 "Have not had time to go Surf Fishing since the shutdown 🐟 Work and life have been in the way. Hoping to wet the line as soon, missing my downtime." Work and life have changed for many since this shut down craziness. Work and life for us has gotten busier, others had the rug pulled out from under them. We are praying for everyone dealing with consequences of these events. For as many as there are individuals, there are that many changes. Find strength in prayer. God Bless America!
Update on Canaveral National Seashore: Canaveral National Seashore is Open Daily 12 PM - 8 PM (for those who fish the sunrise, no good)
🎣 White's Tackle Fishing Report 6-24-2020 🐟 Stuart Florida "Summer is here in full force, with heat index numbers over 100 degrees in the afternoons, so be safe out there and drink plenty of water. The beaches have been the bright spot of late, with plenty of glass minnows showing up, and Spanish Mackerel, Snook, Jack Crevalle, and some Tarpon have been around with them. Hogy Paddle Tails and other swimbaits have been most effective. but spoons and plugs have also been good. Much of the action has been south of Fort Pierce Inlet. Offshore has been pretty quiet, with some smaller Kingfish in the 70-80 foot range being the only bright spot. Seatrout have been active early, including on topwater plugs, but the heat thru the day has made most other things hit and miss. Good luck out there!"
🎣 Jacksonville Fishing Report 🐟 Kingfish bite remains strong "When it gets hot in Mayport, it’s hard not to catch fish. There’s just no guarantee you’ll catch anything worth the trouble of cleaning. Sharks, tarpon, ladyfish and big jacks are in the river and inlet, giving anglers the chance to catch world-class caliber game fish without straying far from the boat ramp. The kingfish bite remains strong ahead of this weekend’s Kingbuster tournament, although the pogie pods vanished."
🎣 Daytona Beach Fishing Report 🐟 Catch heats up under the summer sun "The area has gone into summer fishing mode. Anglers are fishing early in the morning or at night to escape the heat. SURF, PIERS: Gene Lytwyn at The Fishin’ Hole said his customers report whiting in the surf. Roy Mattson (royssurffishing.com) goes fishing everywhere from Jacksonville to Melbourne. He said the big catch from the piers and along the beach includes black drum, pompano and redfish. Capt. Mike Vickers Jr. (hammockbaitandtackle.com) said the waters along the Flagler coast are holding whiting, flounder, plus a few pompano and sharks"
🎣 St Augustine Fishing Report 🐟 FISHING REPORT | Kingfish thick on local bottom "The offshore trolling has pretty much come to an end for mahi and wahoo. The easy way to remember this is that Father’s Day is usually the last of the striking fish for a while - other than big barracuda and some kingfish. The local reefs and wrecks are covered in king mackerel. Most of the fish are in the 15 pound range, though some 20-plus pounders are being caught. The bonito are a little bit of a distraction,but the scourge of sharks has yet to show up. Last summer you could count on sharks eating more hooked kingfish than the anglers chasing them. Pogies have been tough to find either north or south of the inlet here. There’s bait on the local reefs and wrecks for sabiki rigs. The tarpon are showing up around and inside the inlets. They are also behind the shrimp boats dumping bycatch after a drag. There were a couple of hookups reported off Matanzas Inlet Thursday. Surf fishing continues to be slow. There are a few undersized pompano being caught. They prefer water in the high 60s and surf temperatures are in the low 80s now. Whiting continue to be tough to target. And if you do find them, many are small, fewer are decent and fewer still are what we’d call bull whiting. I don’t know where they’ve all gone over the past few years, but the fishery is ailing for sure."
🎣 Ed Killer TCPalm Fishing Report 🐟 As glass minnows move along, look for tarpon, kingfish and sailfish to be near other bait "It's summertime on the Treasure Coast and the fishing patterns are pretty much in line with the weather patterns. On any given day, there can be plenty of fun and on given day there can plenty of lightning. So be careful and watch those afternoon storms. Offshore, anglers may find dolphin scarce, but a few will be caught. Snapper fishing will be pretty good providing a coldwater upwelling does not begin. Kingfish are in 25-100 feet of water around small reefs where there are schools of bait holding. On the beach, snook, croaker and whiting will be caught. Remember, snook are catch and release until Sept. 1"
🎣 Juno Bait Fishing Report 🐟 Weekend Fishing Outlook (6/26-6/28/2020) "SURF/PIER The glass minnow schools remain scattered up and down the beach, and the fish aren't far behind. Snook, tarpon, jacks, blue runners, and others are all taking advantage of the easy meals. Small flashy jigs, spoons, swimbaits, and small swimming plugs are all a good way to go around the minnow schools. The Juno Beach Pier continues to produce good catch and release snook action, as does Jupiter Inlet. The snook are also along the beach in very good numbers right now. Calm clear conditions provide for good chance to sight fish some big ones cruising in the first trough."
🎣 June 26 fishing report from Byron Stout 🐟 Almost breezeless days may be making it hot in the city. But the calm waters offshore have been on fire for fishermen! "LAKE OKEECHOBEE: This time of year, hordes of South Carolina anglers come to the Big O for crickets, and usually leave with plug-in freezers packed with bluegills. But Cole Hawkins showed palmetto state anglers know something about catching big bass on artificials, too. He caught a pair of 7-pounders early on a Poppin' Frog, and then switched to Senkos and swim jigs for 3- to 5-pounders that would have been good for a winter-like tournament sack of 30 pounds. He was fishing Sunday along Observation Shoal with Capt. Jose Betancourt out of Roland Martin's Marina. Roland Martin's Marine Center in Clewiston reports bass also biting well along Kissimmeegrass and reed lines around Ritta Island and on the East and West Wall areas. Topwaters early, and swimbaits including EZ Swimmers and Big EZs by Gambler, and Reaction Innovations Skinny Dippers have been hot later in Houdini, Copperfied, Lane Toad and Killer G colors. Swim jigs in bluegill patterns also have been good. Crickets, red worms, and Beetlespin lures have been good for bluegills along Observation Shoal, the West Wall, and Ritta."
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