Fishing Report - August

August 01, 2016 by Mark Fewox

Trip Info

The Catch
Snapper (Mangrove)

As we simmer on through summer, August in West Central Florida provides some excellent fishing opportunities. Groupers, Snappers, Barracudas, Sharks and Dolphin are regular catches with Markin’ Fish this month. The typical light winds make the long runs offshore a breeze and also allow for some awesome drift fishing over hard bottom areas.
Best Bet – Snappers
Without a doubt, August is one of the best times to target the various species of Snapper we have in our area. Red, Mangrove, Lane and Yellowtail are plentiful on wrecks and ledges in 90 to 150 feet. Anchoring and chumming is not only the most productive method, but also the most fun, as you never know what may show up in the chumline. Cobia, Dolphin, Wahoo and Amberjack are all attracted to the buffet line. There should be some exceptional fishing on the nights of the full moon on the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th. Limits of large Mangrove Snapper to 8lbs are common. Try it for a great way to beat the summer heat. Call CAPT Mark to set up a trip customized to your schedule.

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Markin’ Fish Charters offer full and half day nearshore and offshore fishing excursions. From the novice angler to the seasoned hardcore fisherman, a trip can be designed to fit each customer. Captain Mark Fewox, a licensed USCG charter captain…