Red Hot August Fishing

It’s been a great summer! The Mangrove Snapper bite is the best I’ve seen in years. At the Merry Pier in St. Pete Beach, it’s been a limit of 12″ to 15″ mangos every day, along with scores of 6-11″ fish. The snook are right where they’re supposed to be, and are readily biting – at least until 9/1/13. I’ve been hooking a few monster grouper, but no success in getting them to the net. Plenty of 12-18″ gags, though. Macks are everywhere, busting bait and hitting anything small, shiny and fast moving.

One surprise this weekend was a 28″ cobia. Not quite big enough (33″ is the minimum), but fun anyway. My buddy Tim was in the Keys for the lobster mini season, and they tore up the bugs. A few pictures:


Comments are closed.