-St Joe Bay-
     Bay fishing is still producing a fair amount of nice Trout and Reds. Most anglers are choosing poppin' corks with live shrimp or LY's underneath. The top water bite is pretty good in the early mornings, depending on the tide. High tide will usually bring more bait into the flats along with some bigger fish. So, check the tides before heading out! 
     Flounder bite is starting to pick up as well. Most anglers are choosing Bull Minnows for their bait. Soft plastics also work when jigged on the bottom. 
     
     *Some new regulations for Triple Tail and Sheepshead start July 1, 2018. Here's the basic info, but check FWC for more details.* 

           *** Starting July 1, 2018 ***
The minimum size limit for Tripletail will increase from 15 to 18 inches total length & 2 per person daily bag limit. The daily recreational bag limit for Sheepshead will be reduced from 15 to 8 per person with a vessel limit of 50 Sheepshead per trip for recreational harvesters during the peak spawning months of March and April. 

-Cape San Blas-
     Whiting and Sailcats mainly being caught off the beaches. A few Pompano here and there, but no substantial numbers. Anglers fishing the beaches have been using a Gulf Rig Double or Single drop with 2/0 circle hooks. Baits vary from frozen shrimp, fresh dead shrimp, sand fleas and fishbites. 
     Shark fishing at night is turning up. Bonita, Sting Rays, and just about any fish carcass will suffice for bait. Get your bait out as far as you can. Some will kayak the bait out a few hundred feet to a few hundred yards depending on your reel and line capacity. If you choose to kayak bait out I recommend practice runs during the day; and be familiar with getting back into your kayak if you happen to tip over. Since most of the better fishin' is done at night, it's important to have good lighting when someone is kayaking bait out. Always practice safe boating techniques, lights on your kayak are very important. Here are a few to choose from Yak Attack Visicarbon Pro, Railblaza Visability Kit, or LED Kayak Portable Light.  

-Offshore-
     Offshore bottom fishing is fantastic right now. Plenty of Red Snapper & Grouper making their way to the box, weather pending! Most anglers are using live bait, Hard tails and Squirrel fish seem to work pretty good. Cut mackerel and squid works well too. Mangrove's are also being caught, chumming them up off the bottom if a pretty effective way to catch them. 
     Finally some Mahi have been caught, floating debris are holding some fish. Kings are also plentiful around the bouy's and some of the tower's. Trolling or flat lining, both methods have been used and have been very effective. 

     July is here and the holiday is right around the corner. Stay safe out there on the water and have a great Independence Day! 

     **Don't forget, the Bayou Bash Registration is July 13 at the PSJ Marina between 8am and 5pm or at the Tiki Deck between 5pm and 8pm. Fishing starts at first light on the 14th. Swing by Half Hitch for an official entry form.*"