INSHORE- If your into catch and release snook fishing, now is the time to go. For those looking to rack up some numbers fishing small lures and shrimp around bridge fenders and dock lights will pay off. Those looking to target big snook will find fishing the bridges at night to be the best bet. Big swim baits and flair hawk jigs are a great choice for getting bites out of the big girls, just be careful when handling and releasing the spawning females. The mangrove snapper action inshore has picked up, and should continue through the summer. Small pilchards, sardine chunks, and live shrimp are all great choices for the snapper right now. Look for the snapper to bite best at dusk and into the evening. Still a fair number of sheepshead, and a few black drum, roaming the intracoastal these days as well.
SURF/PIER- Snook have invaded the surf, and are lots of fun to target now for fun catch and release action. Those looking to fool the snook with lures(and flies) will find the best action early in the morning and then again late in the afternoon. If you have no choice but to fish in the high sun part of the day, try to time it around high tide if possible. Live baits(croaker, sand perch, whiting, etc) are the ticket for getting the biggest snook right now along the beach. A few schools of tarpon moving along the beach, but not big numbers. Shark fishing at night is still producing some nice fish along the beach.
SHOP UPDATE- Having a lot of fun in the new shop. Lots of new stuff, and lots of work, but overall its been very enjoyable. We are super stoked on all our new stuff (Bluefin USA, Smith Optics, SWC) and still have some new things in the word as well. New stuff coming in almost daily, so be sure to come by and check it all out!
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