On the flats, off the beach, and nearshore has been producing some great action even though we have experienced some really nasty weather and a lot of rainfall throughout the month. Up on the flats the trout and redfish bite has been best in the morning and later in the day. My clients have been throwing top water and having a blast with explosive blowups. In addition to trout and reds, a mixed bag of ladyfish, blues, and Spanish Mackerel have been supplying tons of fun on light tackle.
You may have to bounce around but when you find some clear water reds and trout can be sight fished while they cruise across grass flats in one to two foot of water. Look for them moving across sandy areas and pot holes or laying up where the sand and grass meet. Live bait or soft plastics have produced good results.
Off the beach and on the nearshore reefs jacks have been pounding live baits and
artificial lures. The king mackerel bite has been good. Flatlining live or dead cigar
minnows over wrecks or hard bottom and trolling a variety of artificial plugs have been producing some nice catches.
It’s been getting hot during the middle of the day so don’t forget to stay hydrated. This midday sun can be brutal especially when the wind dies down.
As always, I encourage you to give me a call if you have questions about fishing in the Panhandle at (850) 832-4952 or for additional information about Grassy Flats Charters, please visit http://grassyflatscharters.com/.
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Captain Daniel Snapp
Grassy Flats Charters
“Sight Fishing the Emerald Coast”