Captain Arlen's Fishing Reports & Blog

August 2011 Report

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

This August has provided the best season on my two favorite fisheries - Nearshore flounder and grouper fishing!  There have been numerous spanish mackerel - of the large variety - feeding actively on surface bait early in the morning.  We have been catching them casting Sea Striker Jigfish on spinning tackle early in the morning.  When the sun comes up, it’s time to go flounder fishing.  The nearshore flounder action has been on fire as of late, primarily on bucktails tipped with berkley gulp shrimp.  Live mullet works fine, but it also catches the undersized fish, which are even more plentiful than the bigger ones.  While the topwater spanish mackerel action dies down, we are still catching plenty of them while flounder fishing on live bait.  We even had a 100+ lb. tarpon give us a try last week.  I think my junior angler (and myself) were happy for it to just put on a show, and not get hooked on a flounder rod while we were on anchor…. 

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