Inshore Fishing Report for August
The warm weather and calm conditions we have been experiencing this week make for some great fishing conditions in the backcountry up and down the Florida Keys.
In the Upper Keys, Capt Matt Bellinger of Bamboo Charters says that the tarpon bite is very slow right now. But there has been a lot of action with other inshore sport fish including snook and redfish. In addition, the trout in the Islamorada and Key Largo areas has been good up at the beaches. And as always, sharks are a fun and exciting way to spend the day fishing the flats and the backcountry, with black tips, lemons, and bulls the most prevalent species that we see in the shallow Florida Keys waters.
In the Lower Keys and Key West Capt Steven Lamp of Dream Catcher Charters says that the tarpon bite is staying pretty strong. This week you can expect the early morning bite to offer plenty of action with the new moon. We have also been having some great permit action on the flats. These guys like to snack on live crabs, but a crab pattern fly will work just as well if you have the accuracy necessary to temp these fish without spooking them. Reports of some trout and ladyfish in the backcountry, which is unusually for the summer months, have also been reported. We have also been getting into some nice action with sharks and barracudas which proves to be fun year round on our inshore waters.
Whether you are planning on fishing in the Upper Keys or the Lower Keys, there are always opportunities for action and excitement.
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