Ashley Brook from Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle reported migrating schools of finger mullet have attracted the attention of oversize snook and redfish in the Sebastian Inlet. Spanish mackerel, bluefish, mangrove snappers, flounder, jacks and a good number of pompano are being caught all around the Inlet. Best action has been during the mornings and in late afternoons on the outgoing tide.
Mo Estevez of Miami Bonefishng.com reported plenty of bonefish and a good number of permits are available on the Oceanside flats south of Key Biscayne. … Captain Jimbo Thomas from the Thomas Flyer charter boat out of Bayside Marina reported large schoolie dolphins are available in depths from 600 to 800 feet and 1,100 feet of water. Trolling feathers and lures will help you locate the fish. Closer to the reef in 150 feet of water, kingfish are feeding near the bottom and almoco jacks are being caught on the wrecks. … Sue Cocking, outdoor writer for The Miami Herald, fulfilled a lifetime dream by catching and releasing an 11.5-pound permit on fly south of Key Biscayne while fishing with captain Carl Ball of Awol Guide Service. … Captain Alan Sherman of Get Em Sportfishing Charters reported that finger mullet, Spanish mackerel and bluefish schools have not reached the Miami area but there are plenty of pilchards in Biscayne Bay.
Captain Jason Long from Best Bet Sportfishing Charters out of Marathon reported tailing bonefish are thrilling both fly and spin fishermen on the flats and a few permits are being caught. On the reef in 60 to 90 feet of water, the yellowtail snapper bite is on fire. On the patch reefs in 20 to 30 feet of water lots of mangrove snappers are being caught using pinfish and pilchards. Lots of ballyhoo are on the reefs. Offshore a few sailfish and late season dolphins are being caught. Over the Humps, blackfin tuna in the 10-to-20-pound range are biting. Daytime swordfishing continues to very good. … Captain Dexter Simmons of Key West Fly Fishing Charters reported working the shallow flats around Key West is producing hot action from permits and bonefish and resident tarpon have been available to complete the Grand Slam.
Captain Nathaniel Lemmon out of Edgewater reported huge schools of mullet have flooded the inshore waters. Clear water in the area is resulting in catches of redfish, sea trout, and flounder in the shallow water. Giant bull reds are schooling at Ponce Inlet and in the Indian River Lagoon. Best baits have been flies, artificial lures and live baits especially pig fish.
Captain Jason Sullivan of Rising Tide Charters reported redfish continue to be available on the flats of Florida Bay. Baby tarpon are available during the mornings. … Fishing in the backcountry of Whitewater Bay and out along the coast large snook have been hiding next to downed trees and under the roots of the mangroves where they have been eating flies, lures and live baits.
Captain Jim Hobales of Caught Lookin Charters fished the Everglades City area and found a few tarpon in the mouths of the rivers, big reds and snook on the bars and along the mangrove shorelines. These fish responded well to live chumming with pilchards, which are along beaches and river mouths.
Captain Michael Shellen of Shellen Guide Service out of Buck Head Ridge on Lake Okeechobee reported high water has allowed anglers to get to the shoreline cover and marsh areas where bedding largemouth bass in the four-to-five-pound range are being caught on live wild shiners. Good areas to target the bass are the east side of J&S fish camp and to the north towards Point of the Reef. … Fishing with captain Alan Zaremba, anglers John Gore and Marc Strand from Sorrento fished the L-31 canal and released 35 largemouth to six pounds and 22 peacock bass to five pounds casting Baby Torpedoes.
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