Southeast Florida Fishing Report ? Week 1 ? September 2012
Southeast Florida Fishing Report ? Week 1 ? September 2012Offshore Sailfish, Kingfish, BFT, Bonito, Wahoo were biting baits on the troll in 120-600 feet. Dorado were scattered further out. Fishing around the afternoon storms, Naked/skirted Ballyhoo, skirted strip baits, and artificials produced well. The swordfish bite remained consistent in the daytime and on the darkside.On the reefs and wrecks, Yellowtail and Mutton Snapper, Kingfish, Jacks, Bonito, Blue Runners, Cobia and Grouper were biting well on sardines, mullet, pilchards and, cut bait in 80-140 feet. For those diving, lobster have been plentiful.Near shore, along the beaches, piers, inlets and the Intracoastal Waterway, Blue Runners, Jacks, Snappers, Pompano and Permit were biting mullet, shrimp, small crabs, pilchards, cut baits and lures. Snook were around docks, bridges, and inlets. Swim baits, spoons, live shrimp, and artificials produced results. Snook season reopened September 1 with a 28-to-32-inch slot. A Snook permit is required to harvest the daily bag limit of one per person.In freshwater, the effects of TS Isaac raised the water level on the Big O and smaller lakes. The Largemouth bass bite has heated up with many fish being caught in the 7-8 lb. range. Live shiners, spinner baits, jointed swim baits and soft plastics fished along the grass line and drop off are producing good results. In canals the Largemouth and Peacock Bass bite was slow.Tight Lines, Bent Poles, and Screaming Drags!!!Stay Salty My Friends!!!!