We are nearing the end of July and we've had some pretty hot fishing and some even hotter days.
The weather has been in the 90s most days and many of those days have felt over a hundred! In heat like this, we try to get out on the water by 6am and off by mid to late morning. Mid-day is just miserable.
We've had some varying conditions, with weeks of clear water and weeks of muddy water and wind. The conventional fishing has been quite good with a great topwater bite on Skitterwalks, and a sub-surface bite on gold spoons and spinnerbaits. When the water is clear, we've been able to sightcast reds on weedless soft plastics.
Low tide fly fishing for Redfish has been an A-Game sport lately, as the dirty summer water has given us fleeting shots at sight-casting fish. We've been able to find enough clean water areas though, to give fly anglers a decent number of shots at fish within 50 feet of the skiff.
The big flood tides for tailing Redfish have been really excellent for the most part. We had several days in July where we had more shots at tailers than I have seen in the past 12 years. I can't wait to see what the rest of the tailing tides produce this year.
Along with Redfish, we've picked off good numbers of Flounder unintentionally. I'm looking forward to Flounder season opening up Aug 16 - Sept 30 with the numbers we've been seeing.
This has been my best summer of bookings in 9 years of guiding, which I am so thankful for...especially after the loss of so many trips this spring due to the Pandemic. Thank you so much to everyone who has fished with me this year, and if we haven't yet, then I hope to fish with you in the future!