Tarpon have really been the name of the game for the past month and a half. There are still plenty of XL sized fish off of the beaches and near the passes as well but with less pressure on them they are more prone to take a fly this month! Offshore action has been absolutely amazing. Red snapper, red grouper and gag grouper have been very consistent for the past couple weeks. Red snapper around the 65-70 mi mark and several wahoo have been reported in that same zone as well. Gag groupers have been reported just in around 45 mi range roughly. Large permit are on the nearshore wrecks and they are primarily eating crabs, however they will take a shrimp from time to time. Mangrove snappers are being reported on the nearshore wrecks and ledges as well. Although the live shrimp are typically small this time of year they are still perfect for the mangroves. Snook have definitely begun to move out of the passes and out onto the beaches making them easier to target. White bait has become more plentiful off the beaches and around the pass. Several pompano reports have come from big pass area earlier this week caught on frozen sand fleas. The inshore flats have been producing some very nice redfish and snook, primarily near the mangroves. Focus on hitting those mangroves on the higher tides…. that’s where the big ones are hiding. Dock lights for night fishing are producing as well!!! Always a mystery grab bag, as almost anything can be caught out of them. Mangrove snapper, trout, juvenile tarpon, tripletail.. etc. As always, we are here for you questions and we are happy to be your one-stop bait and tackle location. Stop in and see us for all the new tricks and tips. Tight Lines!