Fishing Report

July Fishing Forecast

Captain Tim Jarvis

Offshore starting July 9th Red Snapper season opens. The season is only open for 3 days and closes on July 11th . Ensure you are targeting wrecks, drop offs and ledges that are 60ft and on. Use the proper weight for the current you are fishing and use non-offset circle hooks. As far as bait, use pinfish or frozen sardines. Make sure you are properly venting the Red Snapper you choose not to keep. Fishing will still be in full swing for Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Amberjack. For

Nearshore troll with live pogies or live mullet to target Kingfish and Tarpon. There has been a lot of Bonita, use gotcha plugs, top water plugs and any live bait for consistent action. For our surf and pier anglers, you will also continue to catch whiting, bluefish, flounder, and pompano using sandfleas, fiddler crabs and live shrimp. Free-lining larger live bait or using cut bait could lead you to Kingfish, Tarpon or Sharks. Inshore anglers, early morning Tarpon, Snook, Redfish and Trout on top water plugs or jerk baits around the oyster bars and grass edges. When it heats up switch to live bait, either popping cork and shrimp and try live mullet or cut bait. Also, you can try the seawalls and docks in the canals or along the ICW have been holding some nice snapper, snook and flounder. Use quarter ounce jig head with live mud minnow, shrimp, or your favorite plastic bait. Also check the creek holes and creek mouth for Flounder, Trout and Redfish.

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