Sunrise this morning brought a fresh north breeze and low humidity. A perfect day as the temperature climbed into the low 80’s. Bait was easy this morning as I loaded up on perfect 3-4″ pilchards. Fished with long time client and friend Tom Dyke and his son Peter. Peter’s first cast of the day produced a 29″ 10lb Snook. His dad hooked a snook on his second cast although not as big. The bite turned off in that spot so we headed deeper into the backcountry for more snook. We caught a few decent fish when we noticed big jacks were bustin’ bait in the shallows. We pulled up and Peter hooked a 15 pounder which he landed 30 minutes later. Nice job Peter on 10# test. Next we fished one of my favorite oysters bars and caught about a dozen more snook. Overall a good morning with two nice guys.
The rest of the week looks good for fishing. Coming off the new moon yesterday, we’ll have good tides all this week with low water in the morning with a good incoming tide until mid afternoon. Bonita are showing off the beaches, tarpon are in the passes at sunrise and there are some babies in the backcountry. Red fishing will be good this week on the afternoon higher tide phases. Let’s go fishin’.