Week of August 2: More Mackerel, Snapper, Snook and Kings
Today considerable cloudiness with a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High around 90 and southerly winds 10-15 mph. Seas 2 to 3 ft with a moderate chop on the intracoastal.
“Snookman” Wayne Landry is reporting the North Jetty bite has picked up a bit due to the cleaner water and the schools of glass minnows and pilchards. Snook are doing well on live baits along with the Spanish mackerel, mangrove snapper, lookdown, Atlantic spadefish and mutton snapper. Watch out for the barracuda though!
The South Jetty mirrors the north side catch along with some whiting and jack crevalle.
In the Surf zone, the glass minnows have brought in the tarpon, Spanish mackerel and a few smoker kingfish around the bait pods.
Offshore, Wayne reports that the mangrove snapper bite is still happening in 90-120 ft on the reefs with fish up to 10-12lbs being caught…cut bait works best. Cobia can be found on the 50-90 ft reefs, but they are small. Also, a lot of small kingfish being caught most everywhere.
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