Great Fishing for The last of August. Whether fishing Fly, Bait, or Plug we were catching everything inshore and offshore. Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Kingfish, Cobia, and hordes of nice Snapper. Let us hope the summer keeps progressing and we do not have any severe storms to deal with and the fishing will continue to get stronger through September. Fish seemed to be everywhere in August as long as you went early or stayed late. Mid day fishing was tough. Everything after ten in the morning was a little hot and difficult unless you were fishing the docks or the deep Mangroves. Morning and evening popper fishing was excellent for Snook and Tarpon in the canals of Port Royal and around the docks in Marco and Capri. Of course the night fishing was off the hook. As of late the Redfish are returning and are showing in the lights as well. Last week of August has seen a large increase in Redfish catches. Two days ago fishing the pass with Jigs we landed three big fish from 30 to 35 inches shown in picture. Tough fight on the light spinning rod but my angler DzF. Did well. Offshore fishing in august was very good also. Lots and lots of snapper everywhere, actually they became a nuisance when grouper fishing. What a great nuisance. We have also been catching lots of mackerel, king and Spanish out there. Inshore bait fishing has been very good also. Bait has been small but plentiful and if you can find a few bigger ones the Snook have been tearing them up. Hint instead of the marker check the front of keywaydin and look for the larger baits. They are there you just have to look for them around the small baits.
September fishing looks like it is going to be awesome. We will have to see what is going to be happen in the storms. Redfish are right on track start looking for them in the passes and the bays close to the passes. They we also be on the outside beaches and jetties. Snook we continue to feed strong and get better if the weather cools a little. Tarpon should be plentiful and some big ones will be starting to show back up along the coast and the beaches. Bait will still be plentiful and should be getting larger. Expect offshore fishing to get stronger and fish from the north starting to return. The one great thing about September is the lack of people here so the locals have a chance to fish more. Now the bad news Snook season is still closed and will be at least through the 16th. Personally I am glad, there is too much poaching going on anyhow and I hope the law is taking this seriously and get there buts out of bed and start catching some of these guys. I am tired of seeing it going on and no one is out there working the problem. Maybe a change of working hours might be a good idea. The poachers seem to know when the law is not on the water. The other bad news is that Bay view park boat ramp will be closing starting the 13th of September through Dec. 31st. Just great!! Well It will be interesting changing my departure area for a lot of my trips. Well 951 is still a great place to fish out of. I have been and will be fishing a little more out of Port of the Islands. Good Tarpon fishing this time of the year. Oh yeah Bass fishing should get better toward the end of September. Good luck and Good Fishing Roan z.