July Tides-June Fishing Report, Fish the July Tides!
Welcome to the July Tides-June Fishing Report. 🙂 Fishing in June has been just plain GREAT! 🙂 Inshore, near shore and off shore fishing for the Hibiscus fisher folks has been VERY productive, I have gotten reports and seen catches of redfish, trout, red snapper, amberjack, cobia, king mackerel and barracuda to name a few of the fish being caught.
Near shore offshore one reported successful technique for some has been to troll in areas around structure and the channel markers. Bait of choice has been hardtails caught near the whistle buoy, cut bait and choffers.
Inshore the redfish and trout bite has improved with the water clarity getting better and likely there is less fresh water in the bay when compared to when we had all the rain in May. When we get a lot of rain here, West Bay especially seems to get dirtied up. The fresh water influx seems to really move the trout around and maybe even out of the bay to some extent. We have several creeks, and a river that contribute fresh water to the bay system. Then there is Deer Point Lake dam. When we get a lot rain they open up the gates on it and that fresh water flows into North Bay. Add to all that the storm water runoff and you have the recipe for low water clarity and lower salinity.
The artificial lures of choice have been swimming paddle tail grubs like Z-Man Minnowz 3″ and topwater plugs like Unfair Lures Dawgwalker 110 in the pearl olive, red head colors. One of my personal favorite lures for topwater action. It catches trout and redfish. The trout have been biting on the Mirrolure Mirrodine Mini 14MR, as well. See here: Mirrolure Mirrodine Mini, 2-1/4-Inch 3/16-OunceWe know several Hibiscus residents that enjoy snorkeling for scallops. The 2014 scallop season opens June 28. Learn more here: http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/bay-scallops/ and here http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/bf91f3
Here are some photos of last month’s fishing trips featuring resident Mike Lindsey and his boys. 🙂
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Mike and Vivian Foate – The GOOD life on the water. Live happy! 🙂
St. Andrew Bay – Alligator Bayou Tides
St. Andrew Bay – Channel Entrance Tides