The later summer months can be difficult.  Difficult to get business.   Difficult to find the best fishing situations.    We have had several challenging days.    August can be good.    How much rain makes a difference.   The more rain, the more oxygen in the water.   The more rain, the cooler it may make the water.   The water is hot.    Tropical weather a threat the next two months, there are great fishing opportunities but you want to plan correctly.     Make sure you choose a good tide.     There are about nine days of every month, particularly in the heat of summer, it is just better to wait to go.   Picking your times, don’t go on those days.   Go when the water is moving better and see better results.   Fish have to eat to survive and can be caught year-round.    But, you have to make your adjustments during the middle of summer.   

Around the full moon, consider going at night.    Around the new moon, the sunrise bite is usually good.   


August should mean pompano.   It should also mean flounder.    Black drum are easy this month.    They will eat the teaser on the pompano jig, the same as the other species.   Mackerel are probably another decent target.   Silver trout and whiting are a possibility often ignored.   Get out, enjoy the fun, but plan it right.   It’s summer and it requires a better plan.   
Neil Taylor

Neil Taylor

Full time kayak fishing guide, Neil was an advocate for conservation since before the time he started guiding.Outdoor writer, speaker and radio show host, Neil connected closely with Captain Mel Berman and did many positives with Mel to promote ethical angling. After Mel passed away, Neil managed www.capmel.com and eventually became that web site’s owner.
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