Well, the weather has definitely been hit or miss throughout the later part of August and early September. Tropical storms have been rolling though and tossing up the surf and getting the inshore water nice an dirty. The fishing hasnt suffered too much however. The offshore fishing has been a bit spotty, but the snook and reds have been pretty much on fire if you can catch them at the right tide. Many days have been spent in secluded mangrove coves to stay out of the wind as best as possible. The shark fishing has been staying steady as well, with good numbers of Blacktips and Bulls.
The Reds and Snook have both been biting best on the last part of the flood and beginning of the ebb back under the Mangroves. The good part of this is that the Mangrove Snapper have been running 15-20″ as well, with most fish being well over the legal limit and unnecessary to even measure. This has meant some GOOD EATS at the end of the day. There is nothing I like better than a fresh snapper sandwich. Live baits, lee sides of islands, and a willingness to wait about 5 minutes for the bite to turn on have made for some happy anglers that were willing to brave the weather lately.
Not much else to report, just the same old fish catching as last month. The reds should only be getting more and more bunched up, so look for some huge schools in the coming months. The trout and snapper should both also continue to get a bit larger as time goes by.
Until then, be safe