🎣 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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