Summer Heat Brings Multi-Species Fish

July 28, 2016 by Cliff Budd

Trip Info

The Catch
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tuna (Blackfin)

Greetings fellow fishing fans, and welcome to this article!

The heat both in the air and water have been right up there with the usual hottest summer temperatures.
Bonitos are everywhere in the water column eating anything that moves. What an amazing fish! They fight as hard as any glamour fish you can name, even though they are not really good table fare.

So please don’t gaff or harm them. They are easily revived if you launch them into the water head first straight down. Thank you. They are such a valuable resource to the sport, and fly-fisherman.
Blackfin tuna travel and feed with the bonito, so don’t be surprised when you score one. They are tasty.
Coming into the August full moon, early birds and late afternoon deep trolling are your best shot for a wahoo. They will also hit surface with live, and dead baits.
The sailfish action has slowed some, but they are still here in about 200 feet of water. Live bait is best.
Kingfish made an appearance on the “Hi-Bar”. Most are small.
The mangrove, yellowtail, and mutton snapper bite has been hot recently, and the bite should continue.

Snook fishing is all catch-and-release now, and there have been some fish around. However, some days they just won’t bite. That may be because of the up-welling causing an extreme water temperature change overnight. ​

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