After 5 days of flooding rains things have let off some to a more regular summer pattern. With the rains comes some cooling effect to the Gulf waters that should help out the trout bite. As we get further away from summer the trout will bite better on a outgoing high tide than a incoming. Tannin stained waters make a soft plastic lure in glow work best because it will stand out best in these conditions making it easier for the fish to see. Expect the dark water until the swamps of Chassahowitzka , Waccasassa and Tide Swamp have return to normal flow.  Redfishing should start to get as good as it can with schooled fish for those anglers lucky enough to tap into one. One method I rely on is to read the surface of the water on an incoming tide to decipher a mullet dimple from a true humped up water redfishpush. Once I’ve located the fish then I like to study them as they decide what point of location they will settle in on before I start fishing for them. Yes you can catch them in open water but as the tide gets deeper then its easy to to lose pressured fish.  The nearshore rocks are holding grunts and mangrove snapper. Live shrimp are the best bait. Look for incoming high tide this weekend around mid day. 

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