Bayou Bash Tournament this Saturday. Registration begins Friday at St Joe Marina from 8am-5pm5pm-8pm at Dockside Tiki Deck, & Saturday morning from 5am-9am at the Marina. Categories are Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Pompano, Spanish Mackerel, and Mangrove Snapper. Fishing begins at first light on July 14 and weigh in starts at 4pm, all anglers must be in line to weigh no later than 6pm. Good Luck to all those fishing! 

-St Joe Bay-
     On to the fishing report for the week. Trout bite has slowed a bit in the flats. Reds are still being caught, but they're scattered. Try fishing topwater for the first few hours of the morning. If unsuccessful try a Pinfish under a poppin' cork, it's been pretty productive. Also, free-lined Pinfish works well around the grassy areas of the flats. 
     Flounder have been caught around the marina. Drag a bull minnow on the bottom for best results. If none are available, ZMan MinnowZ & Gulp work just as well. 

-Cape San Blas-
      Shark fishing has been very productive on the cape. Plenty of nice sharks being caught off the beaches at night and during the early morning hours. Best bait is snapper heads, grouper heads, stingrays or Bonita if you can get them.
    Sea turtles are in the middle of nesting season. They come on the beaches at night to lay their eggs. If fishing or walking the beach make sure you're using a red light, no white lights! If a turtle comes on the beach while you're fishing/walking, observe from a distance and let the mama lay her eggs in peace. Also, remember to take all your trash and gear off the beaches when you leave. LEAVE NO TRACE!!! 

     With Snapper season coming to an end in the next week. Everyone is doing their best to get their limit of Snapper before the season ends. Plenty of good fish still out there waiting to be caught! Bottom fishing is still producing nice gags, red grouper, and some scamp. Mangroves have been filling boxes too. Chumming these guys up is the way to go. Chum until you start to see fish coming up off the bottom. Then wear em out! 
     Trolling has been pretty productive as well. Nice Kings are being caught around the buoy line and some of the towers. Mahi have been caught on Boone Turbo Hammers. Any floating debris or grass deserves a look. Never know what's hanging underneath!

Until next week, good luck and fish on!