- Published: Thursday, 21 June 2018 13:43
It's hot out, and the sea has been more on the rough side hindering catches this week. The pier bite has reflected this lull with anglers only pulling up Blues and very little of anything else. Inshore there have been a few reports of nice sized Trout and Redfish, but with the lack of live shrimp in stock, the bite is sure to slow. Although there are a few soft plastics that seem to work better than others, it's hard to substitute for the real thing. All the slow bite aside, without a line in the water you can't catch anything.
Nearshore: Bonita are being snagged along with Vermillion and Red Snapper near wrecks just inside of the nine-mile mark. Use Northern Mackerel, Cigar Minnows, or Squid as bait. Kings and Spanish few and far between but some are being caught using Gotcha plugs or trolling with Dusters.
Offshore: Red Snapper, Black Snapper, and Grouper are loving Northern Mackerel and Cigar Minnows as bait. A few Mahi caught using Squid or a Pompano jig
Surf: Whiting and Redfish being caught, very few Pompano and occasionally a Sailcat. Use a double pompano rig with Fishbites or Mullet chunks as bait for all four.
Sharks are being caught in the surf.
The best time to go surf fishing is early morning or around sunset. The fish seem to be, and the bite is slow midday.
We have received a notification that June grass is on its way in. To keep an eye on the ooey gooey yuck and plan for fishing check out this website for local June Grass updates and alerts The June Grass Report.
Piers: The piers have been pretty slow the past few days with a lot of Bluefish catches. The bite is slow for Spanish, Kings, Pompano, Flounder, and Bonita.