Fish The June Tides-May Fishing Report 2014
Of course the biggest news for this month’s June Tides-May Fishing Report was the opening of red snapper season over the Memorial Holiday weekend! Man the place was busy with fisher folks getting ready for the big day! Once it arrived, things seemed to go off without a hitch, and quite a lot of fish were brought back to the Hibiscus By The Bay home port. 😉
For us, fishing for redfish in May has been pretty good when some cleaner water can be found. We are still suffering water clarity issues from the spring rains. For us trout fishing this month has been very slow. I have caught some trout, but its been hit and miss, which is kind of disappointing. I was hoping to catch some of the big females on the grass flats this month. 🙁 I have that 30 inch plus trout on my bucket list. 🙂 The ones I have caught have been over 20 inches.
We fish mostly West Bay and North Bay. Most of the large trout I have seen, have been posted on Facebook by anglers fishing East Bay. They seem to be having MUCH better luck catching the large trout. I have seen many photos of trout caught this May, in East Bay, with lengths greater than 25 inches and a few that were represented as being over 30 inches! The ones in the photos I saw were being caught on suspending twitch baits like the Unfair Lures Dinkum Mullet or Rip-n-Slash.
Recreational Fishing Season Closures
The recreational harvest season for gray triggerfish in Gulf STATE waters has not changed, and will remain OPEN until the state closure, which is June 1 through July 31.
The recreational season for gray triggerfish CLOSED May 1 in Gulf of Mexico FEDERAL waters and will remain closed through Dec. 31, 2014, reopening Jan. 1, 2015.
Greater Amberack CLOSES June 1 – July 31 in the Gulf of Mexico.
Get Federal Saltwater fishing regulations here.
See a chart of Federal saltwater fishing seasons here.
See a chart Florida Saltwater fishing seasons here.
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