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Fishing Report

July 8, 2014

INSHORE - The inshore fishing has been off a little due to the water & weather conditions. Hopefully that will change soon. The snapper bite along the channel edges has been about the best thing going. Use a live shrimp with a 1/2oz. lead and a #2 hook. Most of the fish have been 1 to 2 pounds. Try fishing the tide changes for the redfish up around the Old Inlet and Snapper Cut. Again, a live shrimp fished under a popping cork will be hard to beat. The catch and release snook action has been good on the falling tide for anglers using a pilchard, greenie or a mullet - that is if you can find some.

OFFSHORE - The offshore fishing ahs also been slow this week due to the conditions but, I did have a few reports of scattered dolphin being caught in 90 to 140 feet of water and they were taking ballyhoo. There have been a few sails in that same area. The bottom fishing has been steady in 50 to 90 feet of water for snapper, grouper and cobia. All have been taking cut baits. The kingfish have been caught in 50 to 80 feet of water and taking spoons or strip baits or a live bait if you are lucky enough to find some.

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Until next week, keep fishing.
Capt. Joe Ward
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