While this seems like a lot. in years gone by August would have 12 feet in Arcadia, Now we are still a little under 6.
Good news is that with the rain and cloud cover the water temp in the Harbor is back down into the 80’s So while the water is darker the oxygen levels are up. That makes the fishing better
The 2015 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational sport season July 29 and 30, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31.
In addition, this year, divers have an incentive to remove some invasive lionfish while they’re in the water. Divers can take one extra spiny lobster each day during the two-day sport season if they also harvest 10 or more lionfish first, on the same day.
Planning on catching some of these tasty crustaceans? Here is what you need to know before you go.
No one wants a small lobster for dinner. Make sure you check the size. Measuring devices are required, and lobsters must be measured while they are in the water. If the carapace length is not larger than 3 inches,
Spanish Mackerel, Yes this summer has a lot of Mackerel, If you have a boat best place Cape Haze reef, in the Harbor. Think Sea Trout when Mackerel fishing, Poppin corks make noise and get the fishes attention making more likely for you to catch one. Small spoons and of Course the Storm twitch are working well.
Once you are here at Cape Haze reef put a line out for sharks. Lots of Black tips and some larger Bulls. The Goliath Grouper and a few very few Gag Grouper here as well
Snook Fishing in the Canals in South Gulf Cove has been great! Trolling Rattle Traps and Live Target Bait Balls seems to be the preferred bait to use. Average size of the Snook has been 18 to 24 inches right now with a few 26 inch here and there. Joe in SGC
The missus and I fished the Englewood Pier (Tom Adams Bridge) today. We fished the incoming tide up to the peak and the first of the outgoing tide. The mangrove snapper bite was really good. We managed 9 keepers ranging from 11-14 inches. Shrimp was the bait. Most other folks there were catching mangroves as well. A few sheepshead were caught but were all undersized. Have a good day.