Reds! Reds! Reds!
Redfish have showed up big this July with lots of slot size and over slot fish staging up around mangroves and grass flats in our area. I have been using combos of cut bait and gulp jigs to dial in the bite. The bite seems to be strongest near the full and new moon phases.
Snook are still active around passes and beaches. Live pinners and gulp jigs have been getting the job done. Sunrise and sunset are your best chance for these line siders.
The beaches are still holding good numbers of tarpon, sharks, snapper and flounder. The bait is just starting to stack up and mackerel will be more numerous as we get into late July.
July also means scalloping for my family. You can’t harvest scallops south of Hernando County and most are only accessible by boat, but there are some spots I have found in Tarpon Springs you can paddle out to and snorkel from the kayak. I have taken my kids and introduce them to this fun pastime.
Get out early or late as we hit the dog days of summer to beat the heat!