August Tides-July Fishing Report, Fish the August Tides!
Welcome to the August Tides-July Fishing Report. 🙂
Needless to say July was a HOT month! The temperatures were high as were the humidity levels. It felt like we were living in Florida! 😉 This month Vivian and I both had our birthdays. They are on back to back days so we of course decided to spend both days on the water. On my birthday we went fishing in the bay and we had good luck finding redfish and trout. We brought a redfish home for me to blacken for my birthday meal.
The next day on Vivian’s birthday we headed to the Gulf of Mexico. She likes the Gulf Of Mexico better because there are no bugs on the gulf. 🙂 Sometimes especially in the morning hours there can be quite a few insects in the backwaters of the bay. The gulf was a little rougher than expected so we cruised the beach to the east looking for tarpon. Due to the seas I wasn’t able to get far enough east to get away from the boat traffic in order to find any tarpon. We did find some schools of jack crevalle which we had a blast catching on topwater lures. We had a dolphin hang around scratching itself on the anchor rode and it managed to get some fish that were on my hooks.
Gulf Fishing Season Changes
FWC News Release: Amberjack, gray triggerfish reopen Aug.1 in Gulf state waters
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission sent this bulletin at 07/28/2014 09:33 AM EDT
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
July 28, 2014
Amberjack, gray triggerfish reopen Aug.1 in Gulf state waters
The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) reopens Aug. 1.
In Gulf federal waters, greater amberjack will also open Aug. 1, but gray triggerfish will remain closed through Dec. 31.
In both state and federal Gulf waters, greater amberjack must be larger than 30 inches when measured from the tip of the lower jaw to the fork of the tail to be harvested when the season is open. There is a daily bag limit of one fish per person.
Gray triggerfish must be larger than 14 inches when measured from the lower jaw to the fork of the tail to be taken in state and federal Gulf waters when the season is open. There is a two-fish daily bag limit per person.
Seasonal harvest closures, as well as size and bag limits, help conserve Florida’s valuable greater amberjack and gray triggerfish populations and improve opportunities in these fisheries for the future.
Check this video out of local guide Capt. Justin Leake gettin’ busy with some local tarpon. I might have to give this a try!
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