Inshore Fishing Continues to Improve

As the water continues to heat up, and the bait schools show up with increasing frequency, the fishing in St. Pete Beach is starting to take off… finally.

Last weekend, Merry Pier regular Juan nailed a nice 36″ cobia:

And this weekend, the mangrove snapper FINALLY started showing up. Here’s Mike with a 12″ mango:

And there are still legal flounder biting, too. My highlight for the weekend was a 24″ gag grouper:

The fishing should continue to improve in the coming weeks, as long as we don’t get hit by a hurricane or an oil slick.

3 Responses to “Inshore Fishing Continues to Improve”

  1. Jay T. Says:

    Glad to see its picking up, I will be down on the 26th for a week of pass a grille fish destruction! looking forward to my usual haunts and possibly some new ones. I hear the pompano bite is solid at the jetty. look forward to fishing with you guys again soon.

  2. Joshua Says:

    Yes, the fishing has started to pickup, the winter really affected a lot of the normal patterns. Seems like it was an extended freezing winter and now it’s going to be an extremely hot summer.

  3. Jay T. Says:

    I’ll be down in the morning. looking forward to some florida fishing. funny enough it will be a relief from the heat when I arrive. 4 days over 100 this week in VA.