24 June 24, 2017 Rain, 93deg water and quick cool off
Capt. Jim Conant
June 24, 2017
Matlacha - Saltwater Fishing Report
24 June 24, 2017
Rain, 93deg water and quick cool off
Since my last report I have been on a week vacation from 7-14 June and missed all the rain we had, well most of it. I hit the water after two days of being back and was quick to realize a couple things. First the nice white bait shrunk to being cast net ornaments, local shrimp are ungodly small and the water temp lowered from 93.7 when I left to 83 the last couple of days. My first trip after vacation I headed out Pineland marina for an inshore trip. We had little tide movement when my clients wanted to go but tried to catch fish anyway. I knew I should have talked them into an offshore trip due to the tides and lack of good size bait in the area. Needless to say that wasn't a good trip and I cut it short, I didn't want to take money from a client that I hadn't earned is the way I felt about it. Since that trip the water temps have dropped to the low 80's and set the reds on fire. Since there isn't any good bait around I went to my favorite cut bait and had a blast having back to back trips of kids and a whole lot of reds.
Snapper are in good supply with a lot of good size ones inshore and a bit nicer just offshore. Trout are still out on the grass flats in 3-5 ft of water on a good tide. But make sure the water hasn't gotten to hot. The reds I am hitting under the mangroves and just off the mangrove line in the mornings with good tide and cooler waters.
As the waters heat up again into the 90's you will have to catch at the coolest part of the days and have fun in the middle of the days.
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