With summer being here and the weather calming down it’s time to start thinking about fishing more often. On the summer’s flat calm mornings even anglers with small boats can get out off shore and catch the species of fish that are normally only available to those with much larger vessels. All the different types of bait will be migrating in to the area with hungry predators in tow. Glass minnows, Herring and Sardines start the summer off with a blast and finishing the summer will be the annual fall Mullet Run where millions of black mullet migrate past the coast of Florida. Highlights of the 2011 Mullet Run can be viewed here.
Epic feeding blitz’s will happen all up and down the coast amazing onlookers with the incredible action. Using live bait on a knocker rig or buck tail jig will work great on the reefs for Snapper & Grouper and free lining a live bait on a wire kingfish rig will work for the pelagic’s like Dolphin, Tuna and King Mackeral.
The inshore bite will be going off strong as well. Trout Snook and Red’s will all join in on action. Fishing a live mullet or green under a cork is the best way to be successful inshore. To target other inshore species like Triple tail and Sheepshead use small live or dead shrimp on a small gold hook.
There are many ways to catch your bait. Cast nets, bait traps and sabiki rigs are the most effective methods. Check out this great video with Captain Joe Ward. See how easy it is to catch your own live bait.
So………Get out this summer and catch a fish of a lifetime !
Tight Lines - CF
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