Water temperatures continue to be near ninety degrees most days. Chances of rain will remain high throughout the month of July. Plan your outdoor adventures carefully and watch the conditions out there. Storms can develop and move in quickly. Have fun and be safe!
The grass flats will be hot once the sun rises, so get out early or late in the day to have a chance at working top water lures when the fish are in the shallows. Move to channel edges, mangroves, deep cuts or the inlets once the sun is high. Jim and Cindy joined me this past week for some fun on the river. The caught dinner quickly as the snapper were biting good in the early part of the day. They even added a nice slot drum to the menu. Jim caught and released a nice 36″ snook to top off the days catch. It was a good day on the water!
The snook bite has been good around the jetties and bridges. Live bait or DOA Bait Busters are good choices. The turning basin should be ready to go off soon as the bait schools filter into the river. It’s always fun this time of year when the glass minnows arrive. Our trout bite has slowed with the water temperatures, but get out early with top water lures for your best chances. Look for redfish to be hanging around mangroves and docks this time of year. Summer might be hot, but so can the fishing!
Remember, as always, fishing is not just another hobby……it’s an ADVENTURE!
Captain Charlie Conner