With the extreme heat through the next few months, night fishing is a great time to get out and also avoid the crowd. Between rain storms, fly fishing for tarpon, snook, redfish and trout has been incredible. The New Moon phase has proven to be the best time to get out at night.
Tarpon have entered the bay as a post spawn pattern and feeding on just about anything including shrimp, ladyfish, glass minnows, catfish, etc.
There have been an increased number of tarpon that have entered the bay as a post spawn pattern. They will be feeding on just about anything including shrimp, ladyfish, glass minnows, catfish, etc… Fly fishing at night has been an effective time to target these fish. This can last as late as October.
Snook have been more concentrated on lighted docks with more current which brings more food. Presenting your fly with the direction of the current will be the most natural which will result in more strikes. Small, weightless and light colored flies are the best.
Redfish will begin their fall pre-spawn pattern as they start to school — sometimes in the hundreds. Most of these fish will be overslot and mixed with jack crevalle. They can be found on the large low tides in the afternoon or up against the mangroves looking for shade on the higher tides.