Southeast Florida Fishing Report ? Week 2 ? August 2012

Southeast Florida Fishing Report ? Week 2 ? August 2012Offshore to the north of HBI, Wahoo, and Kingfish were biting baits on the troll in 80-270 feet. Further out to 600 feet, small Dorado were found around weed lines and flotsam. BFT and bonito were spread across the range. The Wahoo bite was better during the morning and evenings. Skirted lures, strip baits, bare/skirted Ballyhoo were baits of choice. Sailfish were biting on and off and the swordfish bite remained consistent.On the reefs and wrecks, Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton and Vermillion Snapper, Jacks, Kingfish, BFT and bonito were taking sardines, ballyhoo, pilchards, cut bait and tipped jigs in 80-220 feet.Near shore, along the beaches, piers, inlets and the Intracoastal Waterway, Bluefish, Blue Runners, Jacks, Snappers, Spanish Mackerel, Permit and occasional Cobia were being caught with live/cut baits and artificial lures. Snook were around docks, bridges, and inlets. Tarpon were outside the inlets and along the beaches, with the best bites in the morning and evening and the incoming tide. Live pilchards and shrimp, artificial shrimp under popping corks, top water baits and silver/gold spoons all produced bites.  Remember that Snook season is catch and release only until the season reopens September 1 at which time a Snook permit is required to harvest Snook.In freshwater, larger lakes in the mornings and evenings had the best bite on top water lures fished outside the grass lines. In late morning and afternoon crank baits, swimbaits and plastic worms called in strikes. Live shiners produced the best results in deeper water. In canals morning and evening fishing saw some Largemouth and Peacock Bass action.Tight Lines, Bent Poles, and Screaming Drags!!!Stay Salty My Friends!!!!
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