Fishing is good close to shore, with some big catches – but keep an eye on the weather!
- by Sonny Schindler, Shore Thing Fishing Charters
The good news is that the some of the better bites have been close to shore. The near-shore reefs and bridges have had a steady bite on both red and black drum. Live and dead shrimp fished on the bottom has been the ticket.
This summer, we are seeing the most sharks we have seen in a very long time. If you want to get the kiddos on a big toothy critter, this is the time to check that box. The barrier islands are loaded with bait and lady fish. With this amount of food around, the sharks are everywhere.
Our boats are seeing a lot of tripletails. The majority of the fish we are seeing are undersized, but hopefully we will have a good push of the big ones before the cooler weather hits. We check everything – if there is a buoy, piling or debris, it’s worth a look see. Just throw a live shrimp near a triple tail and hang on!
As always, have fun and be safe.
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