Well, we are half way through tarpon season and so far its has been one of the best we’ve seen in years!! Great numbers these last few weeks with some absolute GIANT fish being reported. Beach action has been great primarily in the mornings with passes being hot in the afternoons on the outgoing tides. Fly anglers have been doing extremely well also fishing black and purple patterns as soon as the sun is up. Crabs are still working well but we have been hearing that a lot of fish are being caught on pinfish and threads also. Red snapper season started on June 1st and is off to a phenomenal start despite some high winds earlier this week. The larger snapper are being reported in about 130-160′ of water. Several wahoo were reported a few weeks ago from a bit further out. Red grouper are still consistent in about 100-140′. Big mangrove snappers, yellowtail and scamp mentioned as well. Cobia have been spotty but still around, nearshore wrecks have been holding cobia as well as permit. Beach snook have been super plentiful these past couple weeks specifically around south Lido park area. South Siesta key all the way to turtle beach have had mentions of snook this week. Huge sheepshead caught at Venice jetty this week on a 5″ paddletail by one of our customers!! Redfish action in the bay has been great, bait is moving around frequently but has been consistent around bird key park and south Lido. Night fishing is on fire!! A great way to beat the heat and the lights have been loaded with snook and juvenile tarpon! We do not book guides directly through the shop but are more than happy to recommend one for whatever type of fishing you’re interested in. As always, stop in and see us with any questions!

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