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Summer Fishing Forecast


Summer is upon us, so is snapper and grouper fishing. Expect hot days ahead but some great fishing action as well. Snappers school up and feed heavily as the July spawn comes. We will experience some of the best mutton and mangrove snapper fishing around the reef areas.


If the summer days are too hot to fish, try night fishing under the stars. Night fishing can be extremely productive. Redfish will be hanging around mangroves, grass flats and docks. Most of the redfish will be slot sized fish. Trout will be feeding on the grass flats both early and late in the day. Look for tarpon along the beaches, inlets and channels. Live and cut bait or DOA Terror Eyz are some of the popular choices for tarpon. The surf will continue to produce whiting as well as occasional Spanish mackerel and blue fish.


Bridges will be producing snapper, drum, and sheepshead during July. Live or dead shrimp will be hard for them to resist. There will be larger snapper in the river around structures and along channel edges. Watch the tides and fish the slower sides of them for best results. Whiting will continue to be in the surf with the occasional bluefish and Spanish mackerel. Watch for the glass minnow schools to flood into the river and you will find lots of action surrounding these small baitfish! Jacks, Spanish mackerel, and bonito are a few of the fish that love to feast on the glass minnows.


Look for mahi mahi around the offshore areas out to 600 feet. You will see them all

lit up in their beautiful colors. Look around weed lines and floating debris. We look forward to our red snapper season, July 14th - 15th. This is always a great experience and snapper make excellent table fair. The Miss Fort Pierce will continue to sail daily and nightly for snapper. Check our website www. fortpiercefishing.com for our schedule and to make reservations. We are also available for private charters. Good fishing, and we look forward to meeting you on board. Enjoy and fish on!


To book your reservations, visit us at www.fortpiercefishing.com or call us at (772) 766-0191. -Capt. Scott Gold



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