The weather has been hot, hot, hot and so has the fishing. The weather pattern is suppose to continue for the next week with warm, clear mornings and afternoon thundershowers along with improving tides. That’s normal for this time of year and that’s what the fish seem to like.
It is the time to get out early and get back to the dock by noon to beat the heat of the day. The tarpon bite has been great during the first part of the morning.Tarpon are all over the beaches right now and this is where he’s been spending most of my time. Look for rolling and feeding tarpon near the numerous bait schools that form off the beach in 15 to 22 feet of water. Once you locate the bait, shut your engine off and keep your eyes peeled for big flashes of silver. Drift a couple of free lined live threadfins through the bait schools and also keep a pitch rod ready to throw a bait to a roller that could pop up at any time. A great thing about this type of fishing is that you always have fresh bait near by that you can catch with a sabiki rig.
After jumping a couple of tarpon and releasing some sharks try taking that same bait and casting it along the shoreline around the area passes. You should find some very hungry snook there to greet you. By that time it will be well into the 90's and that’s time for a cold one back at the dock.
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