Good morning, yesterday fishing in the lagoon was a little off, blame it on the hot weather and high water temperatures. Offshore yesterday Devin Moberg reported a catch of dolphin to 15# in 150′-200′ on live bait. The bait we have been reporting on the beach has virtually disappeared for some reason. We also heard yesterday of some cobia catches down south on the bull shark barge. Black sea bass have been on the reefs in good numbers and sometimes become a little annoying. Be sure and check with MyFWC.com on the latest rule changes. Effective today June 22, 2011 black sea bass limit in FEDERAL WATERS is reduced to a bag limit of 5 per person 12" or greater. STATE WATERS will remain a bag limit of 15 per person 12" or greater.
Inshore, snook fishing in the inlets on the east coast has been very productive on live bait. The St. Lucie inlet has been very productive for some great catch and release action. The trout and redfish reports have slowed quite a bit. Water temperature and the incredibly hot air temperatures have kept anglers off the waters of the lagoon. You will want to get out in the early a.m. to try and beat the heat.
Have a great day, Donald.