The Redfish bite is picking up, and we are starting to see more Redfish around the mangrove islands and scattered throughout the islands. My most successful fishing tactic has been to work the rocky points of the islands using live shrimp as well as live Pinfish or cut mullet.
July marked the opening of scallop season. The scallops were not thick in the shallower water (3-4 ft range) most reports of bag limits of scallops have been found in deeper water (5-7 ft.) A full moon and king tides combined with plenty of summer rain (fresh water influx) most likely are the reasons for the lower scallop counts this year. It’s a temporary coastal phenomenon impacting the scallop grounds from Pasco County to Port St. Joe.