June 1, 2017 | by Steve Beare
If neither your calendar nor the soaring temperatures tipped you off, I’m here to tell you Summer has arrived. June is time for calm moorings of glass along the lagoon and red hot fishing. First light provides ample opportunities on top water and scenery that can’t be duplicated with a Treasure Coast Sunrise. Like every year in Florida, summers bring afternoon thunderstorms so watch the weather carefully.
The Flats will provide numerous opportunities for Redfish, Snook and SeaTrout. Top water lures such as the Rapala skitter walk will entice explosive bites in the shallows. Bring a cast net as passing bait schools can provide the perfect bait for tailing predators. Due to rising water temps, look for fish to feed shallow at dawn and move to the deeper edges of the flats as the sun rises. Pot holes on the flats will hold Trout and Redfish who are lazily awaiting for the tide to bring them food.
Redfish have been plentiful around the grass flats near Round Island. Most of the fish we have seen have been over slot but are an absolute blast to sight fish. Trout will also be on the grass flats and feeding on the same food out there. Move depths out to three feet or more as the day heats up to continue your action. Round Island, Harbor Branch, Queens Cove and Bear Point will all be hot spots all summer long.