Fishing Report


Fishing Report 7-5-18

 The Heat of Summer.

 Rolling into the month of July, fishing begins to heat up for the Bonefish and Permit on the flats right along with the air temperatures in the mid 90s. So it’s good to get out on the water as early as possible to beat the beat the heat and that is best said when going for late season Tarpon here in the Florida Keys. 

 Tarpon fishing this time of year is more productive at first light all the way through the first half of the morning. Resident Tarpon will hold up in the channels which makes for some good opportunities this time of year. My most recent early morning Tarpon trip took place with 4 bites with 2 fish caught. 

 Redfish has been pretty good in a sense of being some what sporadic with finding a good school in different areas in the past few months. But when i find them the bite has been pretty good. Anytime that I have been finding Redfish, the bite has been good with an average of 2 to 3 per trip. 

 Snook fishing has been good. I’ve been finding some nice size fish that have eating pretty well. I have been averaging 1 to 2 per trip. 

 Bonefish has been really good certain periods of the month could make the fishing good all day just as long as the water doesn’t get too hot. With that said, some of the better fishing is in the morning right before the water gets too hot. The same can be said for Permit and Tarpon.  

 Mangrove Snapper hasn't been my main focus due to Tarpon season. But I have been finding some nice size mangrove snappers around some bridges and some places in the Backcountry. The spawn is right around the corner in July and they will start stacking up on the reef here at the end of June. 

 Other common usual suspects are Barracudas, Jacks, and Sharks which can definitely save a day out on the water.

Charters are available. So plan your next trip!