🎣 Florida Fishing Reports 🐟 Week of 8-31-2020 😎👍
👍😎🎣 YES! "In accordance with the White House’s Opening America Up Again...PHASE II - [Beginning August 29, 2020, Canaveral National Seashore will resume our normal operating hours of 6am to 8pm. This includes Apollo Beach and Playalinda Beach districts." #OpenUpAmerica "Canaveral National Seashore COVID19 Adaptive Recovery Plan
PHASE II - [Beginning August 29, 2020, Canaveral National Seashore will resume our normal operating hours of 6am to 8pm. This includes Apollo Beach and Playalinda Beach districts. The Apollo Visitor Center will return to operating hours of 9 am to 5 pm daily, and Backcountry Island Campsites will reopen with reservations and use. Special Use Permits may be issued with possible group size limitations, this includes Backcountry Hiking permits into Klondike Beach."
🎣 Sebastian Inlet District Week of August 31 🐟 T-minus 14 hours and Counting Until Snook Season Opens 🐟 "At 12:01 a.m., Snook season officially reopens in Atlantic waters and a lot of anglers have been counting down… Always remember to follow Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rules and regs. The Snook are around, Tommy tells us, and fishing overall has been GOOD! Snook will hit on a variety of baits and lures, but live shrimp is your best bet. Mullet that anglers can use for cut bait are starting to show up, and try bucktail and your top water lures. Mangrove Snapper are still around everywhere and in abundance. So try out the different fishing spots throughout the Park to target these guys. Live shrimp should do the trick. Red Drum are biting too, throughout the inlet. Try live shrimp or minnows, but they’ll hit on a variety of plugs and jigs too. Anglers have been bringing in Spanish Mackerel, mainly on the jetties. Little spoons, jigs and Gotcha lures will help you target the Spanish Mackerel. There have also been reports of a few nice Flounder every day. West of the bridge is your best bet so try fishing from the T-dock."
🎣 White's Tackle Fishing Report 9-2-2020 🐟 Stuart Florida "Surf fishing has been pretty good with the calmer conditions we’ve had for the last several days. Snook, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, and others have all made appearances, with bait ranging from glass minnows, greenies, to some early appearances of mullet. Clean water and no sea weed has made fishing very pleasant. Offshore, the best bet has been Mangrove Snapper in fairly close, 25′ of water or so, and live greenies or Pilchards have worked best. Snook fishing the inlets has been good with live bait, but the clear water and full moon have made artificials a tougher proposition. Inshore, Redfish are still prevalent in the shallows, and the morning trout bite remains good, but mid day is tough. Snook and baby Tarpon continue to patrol the mangroves and docks, taking soft plastics and suspending twitch baits. Beat the heat, get out early, and have fun!"
🎣 South Florida Weekly Fishing Report 🐟 Palm Beach Post Sept. 3, 2020 "Like areas to the north, the snook action is hot in Palm Beach County right now. Lots of slot fish were caught from the area inlets and bridges when the season kicked off just after midnight on Sept. 1. Though there are still snook at the inlets, they have really started moving farther back inshore. Look for the bridges closest to the inlets to produce the best bites this week. Swim baits and Flare Hawk Jigs fished during the outgoing tide have been working well. Live and artificial shrimp have also been getting the job done. There have also been a good numbers of tarpon feeding at the bridges at night, mostly around the incoming tide. Though they are hitting small, three-inch soft plastics like the HyperPlastics DartSpin or a LiveTarget SlowRoll Shiner, they are also eating freelined pilchards and sardines. Use a light fluorocarbon leader as tarpon can be tricky to fool. A few schools of nice-sized jack crevalle have been reported inshore this week around the Intracoastal Waterway and backwaters of West Palm Beach."
🎣 Daytona Beach Fishing Report 🐟 Flounder invading all waters as snook season opens Summer angling season coming to an end "Flounder is the primary catch right now. And this quick reminder -- snook season opened on Tuesday. In order to bring home a keeper (28 to 32 inches), you must get a $10.50 snook permit from the state. SURF, PIERS: Capt. Mike Vickers Jr. (hammockbaitandtackle.com) said the beaches are producing whiting, pompano, jacks and a good number of sharks. “The Hammock Beach (Flagler) surf to Marineland is producing a good red, drum, trout, and snook bite around the rocks,” he said. “These fish are best targeted at low tide and with river tackle so you can work around and tight along the rocks.”
🎣 St Augustine FISHING REPORT 🐟 Crustacean Nation's circling the wagons"The croaker bite up around Green Cove Springs is full on now as well. One gentleman brought in an ice chest with 52 in it. These were caught in the channel north of the Shands Bridge, but anywhere along that drop ought to work for you. The channel is easy to follow because of the marker buoys. The St. Augustine Inlet has been a good bet when the winds lay down. Spanish mackerel are making forays into and out of the inlet, along with flounder, jacks, bluefish, mangrove snapper and black drum."
🎣 Juno Bait Labor Day Weekend Fishing Outlook 🐟 (9/4-9/7/2020) "SURF/PIER- Little bit of east wind should help stir the surf up just a little bit and get the fish biting! It''s a bit early, but a east wind like this could (if it doesn't blow in too much seaweed) could trigger a little pompano bite. Snook are still along the beach, and after this full moon will be largely done spewing and ready to eat! Still no solid numbers yet, but expect to start seeing some mullet pods coming down the beach very soon. When the early mullet show...the tarpon and snook won't be far behind. The Juno Beach Pier has been producing a nice number of snook since the start of season. A live croaker or sand perch will be top bait for them. Snapper have also been biting pretty good at the pier as well. Live shrimp or chunks of sardine seem to be good bait choices for the snapper. Lots of blue runners around the pier for those looking for fast action."
🎣 Jacksonville Fishing Report 🐟 Labor Day plans should include flounder and reds "Here’s a little good news we all could use right now: We’ve got good weather and a hot bite on deck for the long weekend. There could be a window to run offshore if the current forecast holds, although the full moon could make for some ripping currents out there. If you can’t make it to deep water, consider a flounder or redfish trip in the river as opposed to hitting the nearshore reefs, which have been inconsistent as of late. A trip to the beach could be fun as well, thanks to a consistent presence of mullet in the surf. The wind between the beach and the break shouldn’t break 10 knots until we get back to work, although there should be a three-to-four foot groundswell rolling in the ocean past 20 nautical miles, according to the NOAA forecast. Saturday is the exception, with the forecast calling for three-foot swell at nine seconds."
🎣 September 4 fishing report from Byron Stout 🐟 "The fishin’s good, the breezy weather is getting better, and here comes a long weekend. It’s time to wet a line. September sometimes finds snook on the lethargic side, after spawning chores, but the bite remains good in the bays. In fact, the bite has been grand-slam good for some anglers who also are finding good numbers of redfish and juvenile tarpon, plus a few big trout."
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