🎣 Florida Fishing Reports 🐟 Week of 7-27-2020
🎣 Week of July 27 Sebastian Inlet District 🐟 Gone Fishin’ Part II "For the latest reports on the action and what's biting at the inlet, call our friend Tommy at Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle – 321-768-6621. He's been there for more than 20 years and NO ONE knows the fishing at the inlet better than him. And when you make the trip, help support a local business so they're around for years to come. Our featured angler of the week is 11-year old Dierks Broderick Delaney. He caught this 34-inch Snook on the south side of Sebastian Inlet State Park near the T-dock – his FIRST Snook ever early in the morning on July 7. Way to go Dierks! “To date this is the largest fish he has ever caught. He is super excited and can’t wait to go again.” We understand this fish was safely released and a friendly reminder to all that Snook is catch and release only right now with the season set to open on Sept 1.
🎣 White's Tackle Essential Gear for Fly Fishing the Surf 🐟 Stuart Florida "Increase your success rate by being prepared! David Olson goes over essential gear for fly fishing the surf."
😎 What divers can expect during 48-hour mini-season sprint to bag spiny lobster "Florida’s annual 48-hour sprint for spiny lobsters — the lobster sport season — begins at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. Tens of thousands of lobster lovers will hit the state’s warm coastal waters seeking seafood gold. What kind of conditions will they find once they dip below the waves? Will the weather be calm or will it storm? And the most important question on the minds of divers: Where will the tasty little crustaceans be found in numbers large enough to satisfy bag limits? Calm seas “The good news is,” said Steven Wood, manager of Deep Six Dive & Watersports in Jensen Beach, “the easterly wind we had all last week finally quit blowing. That should allow the shallow waters closer to the beach to clear up.”
🎣 Jacksonville Fishing Report 🐟 It’s tarpon time "In this week’s Jacksonville Fishing Report, read about where to find pogies out of Mayport and the red-hot bite for redfish and trout It’s officially time for bow hunters to take a break from fishing to prepare for the fast approaching archery deer season, even though working in those hot pines and hellish swamps will feel like a stint in prison camp. But with the fishing this good, maybe all that fun can wait another week. Inshore fishing is about as good as it gets in the heat of summer, with a number of big trout and eating-sized flounder being caught. And after dealing with a sassy ocean and shy bait last week, nearshore anglers caught a break this week with the return of pogies and flat seas."
🎣 Fishing Report 🐟 Daytona Beach anglers catching a bit of everything "Local anglers are reporting a real potpourri of fish this week, from flounder to large redfish and everything in between. SURF, PIERS: Gene Lytwyn at The Fishin’ Hole said surf fishing in Volusia County is producing good catches of whiting, along with a few sharks and small pompano. “Some anglers are getting double digit catches of whiting per outing,” he said. Capt. Mike Vickers Jr. (hammockbaitandtackle.com) had much the same report from Flagler County. “The Flagler Beach Pier is seeing a good whiting bite and reports of a king or two off the end of the pier,” he said. “The surf in the Flagler Beach area is producing mainly good sized whiting and sharks.”"
🎣 South Florida Weekly Fishing Report 🐟 Palm Beach Post July 30, 2020 "Along the beaches in the Jensen/Stuart areas there has been good action for whiting and croaker. Using either sand fleas or sand flea- or green crab-flavored Fishbites in the first trough has been producing good results. Though not huge numbers there have been some pompano caught along the beaches in the first trough as well. They are being taken mostly on sand flea-flavored Fishbites. At the St. Lucie Inlet there has been a good bite for snook using live pilchards. Though working the beach in the Jupiter area has been a bit difficult with all the sargassum recently, for those willing to try there are plenty of snook cruising along the shoreline. Swimbaits like an Assassin, worked in the first trough have been producing good results. Anglers fishing both inside and outside the jetties at the Lake Worth Inlet are catching snook, tarpon and jack crevalle. Working along the rocks, the snook are being caught using D.O.A. CALs. Though the bite there has been good, divers in the area have reported large numbers of them outside of the inlet in 30 to 60 feet of water. The jacks have been hitting on small live greenies and on topwater plugs like Rapala Skitter Walks. Though much of the bait that had been prevalent in the area three or four weeks ago has moved north to Juno Beach and beyond, the approaching storm should stir things up and get some of that moving back into the central part of coastal Palm Beach County and could even drive some bait up from the keys."
🎣 July 31 fishing report from Byron Stout 🐟 "With some 16,000 lobster permit holders from Southwest Florida vacationing in the Florida Keys, there should be plenty of elbow room on local waters. Plenty of fish biting, too. Amberjack season reopens on Saturday, and as of Thursday the National Weather Service predicts weekend morning winds of only 5 to 10 knots offshore, with this caveat. “Mariners planning extended trips should monitor forecasts and warnings from the National Hurricane Center, as Tropical Storm Isaias could impact the area this weekend. The crappie are biting on Lake Trafford in Immokalee, and the lake level finally has risen about six inches, making launching possible for craft up to small-bass-boat size.”
🎣 St Augustine FISHING REPORT 🐟 Isaias scrubs weekend fishing "Offshore trolling continues to be a sucker’s bet. But the bottom fishing is hot with good numbers of vermillion, mutton and mangrove snapper being caught. There are still big amberjack out there and a good number of sharks. The local reefs and wrecks inside 10 miles are tough to fish because of the similarly ubiquitous red snapper. Trolling for kingfish has slowed, which is normally the case as August nears. Sharks, on the other hand, are... well hate to say it, but ubiquitous as well. Captain Guy Spear had two kingfish on ice and gave up six to sharks. They also ate a legal-sized cobia at the boat, adding insult to injury. If you really want to find them, slow-troll the middle ground around Nine-Mile. There are plenty of pogy pods up around Serenata, and heading north. Tarpon are thinning out at the mouths of both the St. Augustine and Matanzas Inlets. Some big ones are being chummed up around the Bridge of Lions. Surf fishing is summertime slow now. There are a few reports of bull whiting scattered in the surf, but none of the reports included any real numbers. The county pier is still giving up ribbonfish, but not much else. The report from the Flagler County pier includes redfish, trout, flounder, sheepshead, undersized pompano, and whiting."
🎣 Juno Bait Weekend Fishing Outlook 🐟 (7/31-8/2/2020) "SURF/PIER Snook fishing has been good along the beach; but conditions this weekend will make that shall we say a little rough. The Juno Beach Pier snook bite could go off this weekend depending on how the storm comes by. Snook bite could go off on jigs and swimbaits. The Spanish Mackerel bite has been good this week. Freelining small live baits or the bobber rig have been the way to go for the Macs."
🎣 FLORIDA TODAY fishing report 🐟 Lobster mini-season closes; Redfish are schooling in the north "The grass came and the grass left. Thank goodness. Sargassum seaweed can just ruin surf fishing plans. The super low tides and wind shift can be credited for helping out. Anglers will be able to catch (and release) snook, croaker, whiting and maybe even a few pompano casting from the sand bar. The low tide has made it so anglers can walk out to some of the sand bars." Although another article states (dated July 27, 2020) "Washed-up Sargassum seaweed sometimes wreaks havoc and reeks; expect it for next several weeks"
We ran into heavy Sargassum last weekend at Patrick Air Base 2nd Light Beach, up into Cape Canaveral, but the salad thinned travelling north by New Smyrna Beach.
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