Probably easier to say which fish are not being caught as everything is on fire this time of year.
A lot of Cobia are being landed. I like using artificials for them. Chartreuse 2 to 6 oz. jigs are one of my favorite choices. When checking out structures such as markers and buoys during slack tide is a good way to spot Cobia. Cast your jig, let it fall, reel it up jigging all the way. The Cobia will follow it down; you’ll get a strike set the hook, fight on.
Kings and bottom fish have also been plentiful. My favorite king artificial is a 3 ½” trolled glow spoon. Troll one spoon close to the wheel wash and another at the sixth wave. Down riggers or planers will get the spoons deeper into the strike zone.
We still have a few pompano being caught daily. We now have a new fluorocarbon/red Gamakatsu circle hook rig for pompano teamed up with fishbites it’s hard to beat. They are catching a lot of trout on the beach with slow sinking mirrolures (52M). Spanish are being caught either trolling or casting spoons, goofy jigs, or Gotcha Plugs.
The small flats worm by Berkely Gulp with a 1/16” jig head bumped slowly along the bottom has been very successful for the “flatties” (flounder).
Trout tricks are continuing to be a favorite, producing consistent large trout. Any of the Z-Man plastics we carry are very successful and tough. You need a plastic that will stand up to pinfish eating the tails.
All of our inshore guides that we book are producing nice catches of trout, reds and triple tail daily. Love those tails – great table fare! One of our guides landed a 26 pounder this past week.
Hook ‘em Up!