July 13, 2021 | by Steve Beare
July has reminded us how hot it can actually be in Florida as water temperatures break the 90 degree mark. However, the inshore fishing been in full swing with Redfish, SeaTrout, Snapper and Tripletail visiting anglers. First light remains the best time for top water SeaTrout action. As the sun comes up, switching to a live shrimp on a popping cork and moving to deeper water has been our key to continued success. We’ve been finding Tripletail on and around channel markers. Redfish are here, with many of our opportunities coming around deep water docks, but the numbers have dwindled from years past. Jacks, Spanish Mackerel and Snapper have been targeting the schools of Glass Minnows flooding into the Lagoon. For some constant action, grab some live shrimp and target Mangrove Snapper around the channel edges and bridges.
The bait has been showing up in along the beaches providing for some Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, and large Tarpon. If you can’t make the run for the beaches, fishing culverts and relief canals has produced some Snook and juvenile Tarpon.
July brought the anticipated 3-day Red Snapper season and it didn’t disappoint. Along with Snapper, we are seeing more consistent good weather days which has resulted in several Sailfish being caught in the 60′-80′ range and Dolphin in the 150′-300′ range.