Southeast Florida ? Week 4 Report ? July 2012

Southeast Florida ? Week 4 Report ? July 2012

Offshore, on the troll in 140- 350 feet Wahoo, BFT and Dorado were taking baits. Skirted lures, strip baits, and ballyhoo produced well. On the reefs and wrecks, Kingfish, Vermillion Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton and Mangrove Snapper, Bonito, jacks, small Grouper, BFT and occasional Cobia were hitting bait in 40-250 feet. Triple tails were showing up under the buoys.

Those targeting fish found it best to head further out to avoid divers Thursday and Friday. The lobster mini-season was very productive for those hunting bugs. Most divers limited out early each day. The regular season will begin in two weeks. If you are fishing the reefs, watch for divers in the water.

Near shore, along the beaches, piers, inlets and Intracoastal Waterway, Snook are there in good numbers. Pompano, Permit, Bue Runners, jacks, Snappers, and Tarpon were taking baits, and lures. Fishing around the docks and bridges, inlets and along the beaches was best for targeting Snook. Remember that Snook season is closed until September 1, 2012.

In freshwater, the heat has kept many anglers off the water. For those that weathered the heat, the bass were biting. Live bait and topwater lures produced the best results for big fish. Some nice fish were found in the smaller lakes and canals.

Tight Lines, Bent Poles, and Screaming Drags!!!
Stay Salty My Friends!!!!
               
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