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Hi friends! Thank you for reading my fishing report. Hope you are having a great summer! It's been hot in Florida as usual. The fishing has been steady. Here is what's happening out on the water!
Redfishing has been improving over the last week. The mangroves and oyster bars as well as the docks in my area have seen an increase in numbers of fish. We are using small pinfish under a cork when targeting them on the flats with lower tides. When the tides are up I've been using cut pieces of bait, placed under the overhanging mangrove limbs. The fish have been mostly in the slot, some undersized.
Snook have slowed a bit which is typical for this time of year. There are still fish staging around the passes but mostly the spawn time is over. Many of them are starting to move back to the east away from the beaches. Deep cuts and edges of the flats are holding a few snook also. Live sardines are working best on snook in all situations.
Trout are still plentiful on the grass flats in 4 - 6 feet of water. Small jigs worked near the bottom are getting hit. Also smaller sized sardines are getting hit quickly.
Grouper opened on July 1st. The summer heat keeps most good sized fish too deep to reach for my range, but as the water cools over the next couple of months, we will have a better shot a keeper fish moving into the 25 - 35ft range.
That's what's happening out here right now. If you haven't gotten to fish this summer, there is always the cool fall months approaching. Please call me at 727-365-7560 or email me to set up your special day on the water. I look forward to hearing from you! Let's go fishing!

Capt. Brian

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