Sunday, July 3, 2011

Hot Fun in the Summertime

The fishing in and around the backcountry continues to be great.  The trout bite is fantastic with several 30-50 fish half days.  The redfish are chomping up the shrimp and gulp shrimp.  Catching some nice ones on the gold/silver spoons and several different swim baits.  Getting some nice snook in the mix as well.  We caught a beautiful 12 pounder last week.  For you shark fans - the sharks are as abundant as they can be.  Plenty of Bulls, Lemons and a few Black Tips.  The Tarpon were killer this year - but the warm weather has caused the big migratory fish to vacate the area a little early this season.  We are still getting the local Tarpon around some of the bridges and in the backcountry. 
This time of year the water is a little higher and allows us to get up on some of the flats that are not so easily accessible in the winter and spring.  For those who like casting swim baits, spoons and even some top water plugs - this is the time to do it.  Summer and fall offer the best opportunity to fish these artificials and the warm weather has the fish very aggressive. 
The live bait fishing is always good for everything and still the best bet for snapper and tarpon. 
The Summer and Fall are excellent times to fish - but it gets a little warm out there.  So, a 4 hour or 6 hour trip is the best - either morning, late afternoon or evening trips are the way to go.   Give me a shout and lets go fishing!  
Captain Steve Murray
Phone:  305 - 393 - 1641