The weather this coming week is going to disappoint some folks in the area this weekend, but I suspect there are going to be some who are going to be very pleased. Those thinking of going offshore will need to rethink their plans, but those fishing from the pier and in the bays should see plenty of action!

Inshore we will see a lot higher than normal tides with the constant south winds pushing water into the bay and sound. This will latterly push the reds into the weeds seeking out crabs and snails. Speckled trout and flounder will be close by feeding on the minnow hiding out in those same weed beds. Live shrimp under a popping cork will be one of the best presentation for both the reds and specks as the winds churn up the inshore waters.  Black snapper are around all the bridges and jetties in the area as well as many of the deeper docks in the sound. Life shrimp and small pinfish will be the baits of choice to catching your limit.  

Those wishing to fish the surf are going to be disappointed the next couple of days at the wave height and undertow will make it next to impossible to keep a line in the water. This should ease up somewhat by the first of the week as the south winds lesson somewhat. The folks fishing the pier will most likely see a bonanza of kings this weekend as the winds blow the bait and the kings into shore. These conditions also create the perfect scenario for and exciting or annoying shark bite depending on your perspective. Bull reds also seem to like these conditions so I would not be surprised to see a few more than normal coming over the rails.    

If you could get out I’m sure the offshore bite would be pretty good, but with the wave heights forecasted most vessels will be heading the small craft adversaries. This will ease up some by the first of the week and we will again see folks heading out in search of cobia.

Until next time, tight lines!

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