It's finally summer, so fish early and do not forget the sun screen. Off shore, from the beach or inshore the weather is perfect.
Offshore we have had reports from 40-feet out and the cool part is it was all types of fish from dolphin to wahoo. There weren't a lot big fish but a lot of quality.
Up close the kings were eating live baits. These fish were15 to 20-pounds, meaning perfect for the grill. They were in 60-feet of water. Dolphin were in 110-feet... they weren't big fish, but again these 20-pound fish were perfect. Snapper was on bite with amberjacks to keep you busy while waiting for the grouper bite from 60-feet out.
Wahoo were found about 50-feet out. These nice fish were eating the baits. They are just in the mix, but just swimming thru the area.
Lots of Bonita are out there, so bring some extra bait. The up side is the black fins are on the outer sides of the schools, and these fish are everywhere. Most interesting part of this week is no matter the species, it seems they were there... and did I mention the Cobia?
The surf has had snook (season is closed), tarpon, whiting, croaker, permit and a few I forgot. The preferred time is early, so pay attention what size bait they are feeding on. These fish will focus on a size and that is what they will take... you can forget the rest. You know that you will release them so take the barbs off... it makes for a quick release.
If you miss the early hour catch, the high tide will bring them in, just do not tell anyone I told you so. I had reports from north to south all day long.
It is summer you have to fish early to catch trout and reds. It's a little hard to hide in that bight sun. I understand you love top water baits and you can use them in low light, but check out the St Lucie River... it has plenty of deep water for you late morning anglers. Fish deep or get up and get going.
Henry Caimatto is the owner of the Snook Nook Bait and Tackle shop in Jensen Beach.