August rains, fish are still biting!

August 11, 2015 by Ben Geroy

Trip Info

The Catch
Jack Crevalle
Snapper (Mangrove)

We’ve had some unpredictable weather conditions, and fishing conditions, for the past few weeks. On the days we were able to get out and fish, it was obvious things were changing. The rains have stained the backwaters, and we are no longer getting that nice clean gulf water on the incoming tides. Also, the baitfish have spawned, leaving us with smaller baitfish than most other times of the year. When using these smaller baits, the size of the fish being caught are a little smaller, but still good in numbers. We are catching many snook, but mostly smaller than 22 inches or so, mangrove snapper to 15 inches, jack crevalle, a few juvenile tarpon, and redfish of all sizes, to 30 inches. Last Friday I went out with a buddy, and we had a great day on redfish, boating 7 reds up to 28 inches, and losing a couple more.

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