May Tides – Fish the May Tides on St. Andrew Bay!
Commission approves 70-day recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a 70-day recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters at the April 16 meeting in Tallahassee. Red snapper is a popular species that has a strong economic impact for many coastal communities throughout Florida.
The 2015 season will start the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 23) and run through July 12, resume for all of Labor Day weekend (Sept. 5-7) and finish with Saturdays and Sundays throughout the rest of September and all of October, with the last day of harvest being Sunday, Nov. 1.
The 2015 Gulf federal waters recreational red snapper season has not been set yet and will be announced later this spring by NOAA Fisheries.
For more information, visit http://www.MyFWC.com/About and click on “The Commission” and “Commission Meetings.” For information on Gulf red snapper, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Gulf Snapper.”
The May tides should bring a heated up trout bite when the big females begin to cruise the flats.
For us the fish have been finicky. The last time Vivian and I went out I saw 10 redfish. The fish were super sensitive and spooked no matter how I presented the bait. The water was clear and very shallow, less than one foot deep. I wasn’t spooking them with the initial cast and many were just loafing. As soon as I tried to move the bait it was like they had got an electrical shock! 🙁 It was maddening to see so many redfish and not be able to get them to bite!
I do not know where the trout are. Wherever they are, they are not where I have been fishing. May is my favorite month to target the big trout on the flats so hopefully I will be start locating the the big speckled trout!
We hope you get to get more fishing time in and fish the May tides! 😉
St. Andrew Bay – Alligator Bayou Tides
St. Andrew Bay – Channel Entrance Tides
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Mike and Vivian Foate