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Week of July 12:  Slow Bite

Humid with a blend of sun and clouds and a shower this morning followed by spotty thunderstorm this afternoon. Easterly winds 10 - 15 mph. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Expect a moderate chop on the Intracoastal waters.

“Snookman” Wayne Landry reports the fishing is kind of slow due to the water clarity and seaweed churned up by our southeast winds and last week’s Tropical Storm Elsa. On the North Jetty there’s hit and miss Spanish mackerel and mangrove snapper depending on the glass minnow pods and water clarity.

The South Jetty is poorer than usual due to the seaweed and dirty water.

On the Flood Shoal, anglers are experiencing hit and miss Spanish mackerel, jack crevalle and small snapper when baitfish are present.

Offshore, the mangrove snapper bite has slowed a bit, but Wayne says according to the “Florida Insider” fishing report, kingfish are crashing schools of pogies just north of the Inlet in 20-30 ft of water. Tarpon are present too feeding early in the big schools of glass minnows.

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