It is only the 27th of May, but summer is here. Most days the wind has kept the heat tolerable, along with a good bite.
Speckled Trout have set up house on the deeper flats, 6-12feet deep. The shallow flats will still produce Trout in the morning till about 9 or 10 am and then they seem to quit, at which time we usually will move to the deeper flats or hunt Redfish.
Redfish seem to have a higher tolerance to the heat and bright sun. Fish for them in the usual places all summer, rocky and hard bottom areas, marsh points and creek mouths.
We are fishing Bass Assassin Kwik Cork rigs with cut pinfish in the shallows and slow hopping jigs with Salt Water Assassin 4″ and 5″ baits in the deeper flats. This also produces a great deal of bonus activity, Bluefish, Sea Bass, Flounder, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel and Ladyfish, lots of ladyfish. Take plenty of jigheads and baits. Also, take plenty of water.
Enjoy the Gulf!
GOD Bless and Good Fishing,
This Steinhatchee Fishing Report
is from Steinhatchee, Florida Fishing Guide Captain Steve Kroll