Fishing Reports

Change is here

The last couple days here in Bradenton we have had persistent strong south winds and spots of gusty thunderstorms rolling through mainly at night. This has interrupted our very consistent mild weather pattern we had for most of May making for different situations. This makes for not so idea conditions for the tarpon fishing as it is rough water, however the inshore species like the snook and redfish will be happy with some cooler water caused by the rain. The first major moon of June is fast approaching and as far as Tarpon fishing there will also be change. The Tarpon are getting ready to make their way offshore to spawn and on this full moon this coming weekend we are more than likely going to see this happen. This will result in less fish being around than we have had for the last 3 weeks.

As far as snook fishing goes the bite remains really consistent and there is a good amount of larger fish around and willing to eat. the rain will be a good thing cooling the water down a little bit along with stronger tides towards the end of this week making snook a good option. On some of the mangrove shorelines like Emerson Point the fish are scattered along the edges and inside the potlholes in the grass flats. Looking for areas that are holding bait over shallow grass adjacent to a deeper cut will most likely be holding snook. live pilchards for bait will do the trick but a large pinfish or chunk of ladyfish and some patience will entice the larger fish. We have also been finding some spanish mackeral and small sharks around some of the artificial reefs in the bay using the whitebait to help chum them in closer to the boat once we anchor.

If you are looking to get out on the water and have some fun catching fish and enjoying the sun, or want to hook into your first tarpon and experience something you will never forget give me a call at 813-220-8725 and I can make it happen!

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