The good news, there is a lot of bait back on the beach (especially to the South). The bad news, I can’t really think of any, so that’s a good start. North of 12 there are still plenty of kingfish for those who want a short run and a bent rod. Closer to the beach there have been quite a few tarpon roaming tight to the shore but no one seems to have them pinned down. One day they are at the inlet the next day way to the North or South. I talked with a few different guys who have swordfished in the last few days and there have been several fish caught. One customer reported a 64" fish and one around 55". Another caught one just over legal, and the last drifted aimlessly with only one bite. We are going Saturday night so I will keep you posted! There are still quite a few sailfish being caught out front especially for the early risers. Most people I spoke with saw a few sails over the weekend.
On the inshore scene we heard mixed reports. The early a.m. trout fishing has been pretty good from Little Mud to the South and around the bars in between. Most guys are throwing soft plastics but a handful are fishing live pigfish and catching some super sized fish. It sounds like the redfish are still around as are the snook. This is still a great time of year to catch big snook in the surf. As the bait moves off the fish will move back into the inlet area. There have still been a pile of bonitas and big jacks in the turning basin that are fun and easy to catch on a fly rod if you want to have some fun without running outside.
Catch em’ up!