Good morning, the summer doldrums are certainly here, and making it tough trolling offshore. While water temperatures have warmed up on the surface, it is still chilly on the bottom. Divers have been reporting dirty water on the bottom and are having a tough time finding spots for lobsters next week. Doug Sease reported his day offshore on Thursday produced little. A small amount of bait could be found at the 12 buoy but little elsewhere.
Inshore, the reports from yesterday were not so good. Snook fishing at the Taylor Creek spillway was good yesterday on jigs and live shiners. The spillway fishing is very dependent on the afternoon rains pushing water over the spillway, with out the water coming over it tends to slow down quite a bit. One fly fishing angler in the shop this morning was wading the west side of the lagoon south of the Citrus Avenue overpass early and reported little activity. Snook and tarpon fishing has been good in the inlet after sunset and can be caught on live bait and jigs.
Have a good day, Kadri.