This summer has been brutally hot. Water temps in the lagoon have been in the upper 90's in the middle of the day. If you've decided to sleep in, any fishing in the lagoon past 10 am has been pretty tough.
Our focus has mainly been Sebastian Inlet and a few of the Nearshore reefs for our inshore trips. The snook have been on fire lately with a few bull reds in the mix on the outgoing tides. The incoming tides have produced some monster jack crevalle up in the 30 lb and 40 lb range while drift fishing the channel. There have been some monster tarpon cruising the beach as well but getting them to eat has been a whole other process. The Nearshore reefs have produced a considerable amount of lane snapper on most trips. Our customers are limiting out on snapper out there nearly every trip. The main key at these spots to getting bites has been bait selection and it changes days to day. One day they want this the next they want that.
Offshore has also been very productive this summer. Our red snapper days went very well, we limited out with our red snapper within 1 hour of showing up to the spot. There's been no shortage of fish being brought home either. Whether it be snapper, kingfish, triggerfish, amberjack, or mahi, we've been catching them all. The last couple weeks there's been a thermocline in the ocean which means the water on the bottom is really cold pushing the fish up higher in the water column. Upon arriving to a spot the screen can be loaded with fish but nothing wants to bite. You just gotta figure out how they want the bait presented to them, then it's drag screaming time.
The fall season will be here shortly and that means the mullet run is coming. The months of September and October are some of my personal favorite months to fish inshore. Snook, redfish, and tarpon are on fire this time of year.
The airboat is at the shop right now getting finished up and hopefully I'll be taking her on the maiden voyage this week. I'm very excited to add the airboat trips to Whatever Turns U On Fishing Charters.