July 3, 2019 | by Steve Beare
July is synonymous with students enjoying Summer Break, extremely hot weather and beaches lined by a “Lake Atlantic” a term locals use to describe a calm Atlantic Ocean. Glass Minnows and juvenile Pilchards are along the beaches from Tracking Station to Avalon Park giving you an opportunity at a mixed bag of Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Jacks and Tarpon. The inshore flats have been producing some nice SeaTrout for those targeting the grass flats in the early morning hours before the sunrise. Larger Snapper and Black Drum will be around the channel edges and bridges. When fishing the channel edges., use a live shrimp under a popping cork. As the temperatures continue to rise, hydrate and find some shade while planning your tip around the incoming tide as you will find cooler water finding its way into the river. The Snook and Redfish have been prevalent along the mangrove shorelines but remember, Snook season is closed so please handle these fish with care. July is another great month to fish along the Treasure Coast.