Sunday June 2- We are already into the first week of June, and the heat is back inshore. Large redfish have been caught under the causeway at night, as well as snook. Try your luck with a live mullet or quartered crab on a #3 khale or circle hook for reds. Snook always love jigs but the pinfish have been hot also. Please take note that keeping snook is illegal June 1-Aug 31. In the lagoon, fish are abundant on flats where you can find some healthy grass, but getting them to eat is a whole different deal. These fish see way too much pressure and it shows. A fly seems to be the best bet. The first hour of daylight can produce some really nice trout, but get on it early. There are spots where I have luck for the last hour of daylight, but try and time it with the outgoing tide for better luck in the river.
I have not gotten a chance to go offshore this week, but I have been watching large eddies of warm water produced by the gulf stream, particularly off the coast of St. Aug. I will be keeping an eye on this water and hope that we get some more sent our way for this upcoming week. The gulf stream is 37 miles east of Ponce Inlet. Seas look to remain in the 2-3 ft range for most of the week, but Tuesday expect seas to jump to 3-4 feet offshore, with winds at 15-20 knots. Seas should trend smaller Wednesday and through the end of the week. We are back to getting afternoon rain storms, so please be safe when avoiding the summer doldrums. Have fun and good luck out there!
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