Tropical Storm Debby dropped over a foot of rain throughout the Big Bend Region. Although we really needed the rain, it dramatically affected the nearshore bite off the Citrus and Levy County Coasts.
On our most recent trip, we fished the grass flats for an hour or so without a single bite. The water was so muddy you couldn’t see the bottom in 2 feet of water.
We ran inside to fish the oyster bars at Lowes Bay and didn’t do much better.
The highlight of the trip was when 8 year old Stefan caught his first keeper Trout and Redfish, single handedly smoking the competition, his Dad, Granddad, and me.
There’s that silver lining we were all looking for. Expect the bite to improve as Gulf waters settle.