August is one of our hottest months as far as the temperature goes and all the magic happens at night or early in the morning when the sun isn’t beating on the water. Areas that receive more tidal flow get the most attention this time of year because it provides oxygen and food. It’s also so great to see so much life returning after the red tide we had seemed to have decimated parts of the bay. Nature is an amazing beast and it won’t be long before we see things return to normal but it’s what we do now that’ll make the difference! Educating the public is the most important task we can perform but knowing what/who we’re voting for is priceless!
Snook fishing at night has been outstanding and productive for novices looking to learn the basics of stripping, setting the hook, and fighting a fish with a fly rod. There is no better scenario for someone looking to get into the sport than a target rich environment. Small white flies on a #4 or #6 hook never seem to fail but the fish can dial in on a specific forage if there is an excess amount of it. Maintaining a clean leader (no nicks, wind knots, scuffs, etc.) is also a receipt for success as snook have super natural eye sight coupled with an extraordinary ability to feel. They don’t miss anything!
Hordes of red minnows have invaded our passes and ladyfish are there by the thousands practically swimming through with their mouths open. It’s provided non-stop entertainment for some of my customers looking to bend a rod. The absense of spanish mackerel, jack crevalle, and sharks is interesting an I believe directly