School's out for the summer and it is time to enjoy all that the Treasure Coast has to offer. There will be no lack of happy anglers fishing these warm, calm months ahead. Gray and Mutton snapper will continue to pile high, the grouper season is in full swing, and keep an eye out for Cobia and Mahi Mahi.
Summer is all about snapper and will be gracious in its yields. Try day and night fishing around ledges in 70 to 80 feet of water using light to medium tackle. Be prepared to tug against some truly prehistoric looking Mangroves and Muttons weighing into the double digits.
Bait school is in session! Bait will be thick with Pilchards and mullet, and both are tasty treats for grouper and snapper. Use a cast net to catch them from deck or shore or use a sabiki rig and fill up the live well. Send a nice live bait down deep and hold on tight. Using live bait to target bottom species raises the bar on catching some heavy groupers!
Beat the heat and take advantage of the night time bite offshore. Night time excursions will yield phenomenal catches. Fishing that same 70 to 80 feet but without the blistering heat. Night catches will be packed full of snapper, grouper and we have even been lucky enough to catch a nocturnal Mahi. Looking for a night time fishing experience? Check out Just Fishin night time charters with Captain Zach!
We wish you a fun and safe summer and look forward to seeing you all out there. For daily fishing reports and catches check us out www.theladychris.com or catch us on facebook and instagram!
Tight lines and good vibes!