Fish The July Tides – Our Hibiscus neighbors had GREAT success fishing in June!
June was a GREAT month for fishing. Inshore the redfish and trout bite for us was VERY good! 🙂 And for the Hibiscus folks that were fishing offshore…well we saw some very BIG fish come back to the Hibiscus port! It seems like everyone who went red snapper fishing got fish and some were HUGE!
We are finding big trout in VERY shallow waters. Trout greater than 20 inches in 1-2 feet of water, especially if you can find a spot where the tide has a cut or channel to flow through. It seems like the big lazy trout will lay in ambush to dart out to get bait fish the tide brings by. They are biting artificials, especially suspending twitch baits like the Unfair Lures – Paul’s Rip’n Slash. We found the smaller trout around sand holes and over the grass flats while drifting in 3-4 feet of water. They were biting suspending twitch baits and paddle tails grubs.
We are finding the redfish in shallow water until the heat of day really gets cranked up. Vivian was catching them on live bait, casting chofers under a popping cork and I was catching both trout and redfish on topwater lures like the DawgWalker from Unfair Lures. The trout were also biting paddle tail grubs fished weedless on a Capt. Joe’s Edje Hook.
The link below will let you read, print and download the July, 2013 tides for the Panama City Channel Entrance and Alligator Bayou. Fishing according to the tides can give you a better chance of being successful. 😉
Fish the July tides!
Light winds, calm waters, and tight lines!
Mike and Vivian Foate