Here in Central Florida we catch fish 12 months our of the year, although the late summer months remain to be the toughest to do so. As water temps soar into the 90’s, the window of opportunity keeps getting shorter. This equates to getting up very early to catch a 2 hour bite window for Redfish and Trout, or running 40 miles off shore to catch and release Grouper.
On the other hand, if you are not picky about what you catch, and don’t mind being out in the heat (like most of our younger clients), then summertime fishing might be just the thing for you. Lot’s of Sharks, Ladyfish, Sail Cats, and Spanish Mackerel are all over the nearshore waters off the Levy & Citrus County Coasts.
Typically most of our clients are after a specific species of fish, and prefer the cooler times of the year to pursue them. This time of year we typically catch 7-10 different species of fish every trip, which makes for an interesting looking cooler at day’s end.
I’ve noticed lots of people having trouble with their outboard motors recently, most due to the ethanol in the fuel. I have a few tips to help you out.
1. Run your boat as often as possible. This keeps the ethanol in solution, not collecting in the bottom of your tank.
2. Use fuel stabilizer…it works!
3. Buy ethanol free fuel if you plan on letting your boat sit for more than a month.
4. Change your fuel filter and lines often.
5. Last but not least, if you are tired of all the maintenance, upkeep and other things your boat requires, just give us a call! We’ve got the perfect solution!
Until next time…See you on the Gulf!
This Yankee Town Fishing Report is from Yankeetown Florida Fishing Guide Captain Nick