The heat is driving away all the fish early morning; it is best to wait until the wind cools things off by mid to late afternoon. Not only are the fish hiding out with this heat it is also making live shrimp hard to come by. If you're dedicated enough to brave the heat and get out there remember to protect yourself from the sun with performance clothing and headwear designed to keep UV rays out.


Inshore: Has been slow, especially in the morning; it's been very hot with very little wind. Redfish and Trout are being caught with Spanish showing up.
There is not much live shrimp to use as bait because of the heat, use Mirro Lures and Spooks for Redfish and Trout instead. Use Clarkspoons for Spanish.

Offshore: Red Snapper is still in season for four more days! It closes midnight July 20th. Grouper has been caught along with Triggers and Amberjack. Triggers and Amberjack are out of season until August 1st.
Nice sized Vermillion are being snagged use Squid as bait. Snapper, Grouper, and Northern Mackerel using Cigar Minnows.

Nearshore: Tarpon are running well in the afternoon due to the wind picking up and cooling things down. Catch them using a Hogy swimbait and other power baits. Troll Rapala Deep diver or Dusters for Kings, Christmas trees or Clark spoons for Spanish and toss out Straw rigs, Gotcha plugs, Jig fish for Bonita.

Pier: Very slow in the morning again because of the heat. The afternoon bite bringing Bonita, Spanish, Kings, and Tarpon. Bait is plentiful.

Surf: Redfish, Whiting, Sailcats use Fish Bites or Clark Spoons. Small Sharks are being caught with Squid. Plenty of Bonita and Ladyfish to catch.