Yesterday provided some good results from offshore. Dolphin were reported in 80′ of water caught on ballyhoo. one angler caught 6 Dolphin up to 27# and 2 Cobia. The water remains cool near shore, but plenty on of bait can be found north of the inlet in 35′-40′ of water. Both Greenies and Pilchards are plentiful there.
Inshore the story remains the same. Tarpon can be found at the mouth of inlet early or late in the day, live bait works best on the Tarpon. Snook fishing remains good in the inlet all the way back into Taylor Creek. We had one customer who reported a Trout around 10# caught on a live Greenie on the flats just to the north of the north bridge. Redfish and Trout are still around the power lines to the south in the lagoon. It was reported today in the local paper, that beginning Aug 1, all anglers will be required to carry a license to fish in saltwater. The shoreline price for Florida residents will be $7.50. All the other prices will stay the same and the same exemptions will apply. See the complete article on TCPALM.COM.
Have a great day, Donald.