Hot Weather-Hot Fishing

Report Date: August 8, 2011

Even though we have been in the grip of some very hot weather for the last few weeks, the recent rains have cooled things off a bit. Thank goodness! One thing that has occurred is that huge schools of ballyhoo,threadfin herring and glass minnows have moved inshore bringing the predator fish with them. Last week schools of spanish mackerel, jack crevalle, bonita and tarpon were all over the flats busting through bait pods. If you've never seen a 150 pound tarpon free jump 8 feet in the air chasing bait, you will be amazed. It will make you weak in the knees.
This time of year is mainly a mixed bag when it comes to fishing. For those who enjoy eating fish, spanish macks, sea bass, grunts, flounder and redfish are all on the menu now. Sea trout will get much better as September rolls around and the waters cool even more.
Redfishing is fair to good now but as we approach the end of August, the big bull reds arrive giving anglers a chance to catch redfish up to 36 inches. This will be the time for 30-50 fish days.
Scallops are still in good numbers for those who enjoy snorkeling to catch their dinner. This is great fun when the air temps are near 100 degrees. Call me and we will set up a date for fun on the water.

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