INSHORE - There is a lot of dirty water to report about both to the north and south in the river. This is due to all the fresh water run off from tropical storm Fay. Look for the conditions to continue for some time. Most of the fish reported are coming from pockets of cleaner water on the high tides. Most of the pockets have been found to the north of the North Bridge. Most of the reports are about trout, snook for catch and release and redfish. These fish have been taking live shrimp or pinfish. Still a few catch and release snook around the North Bridge and in the Ft. Pierce Inlet at night. Snook anglers only have a few more nights to wait until the season opens on September 1st. I did have a few anglers reporting some big snook up in Taylor Creek and they were feeding on mullet.
OFFSHORE - Same conditions offshore as inshore -- dirty water coming out of the Ft. Pierce Inlet and this is making fishing tuff. I had reports this week that the water is dirty out as far as 150 feet. The only reports about offshore fish this week were about a few kingfish in 80 feet of water and they were taking live baits. In that same area there were plenty of bonita and sharks. On Wednesday I did have one boat report several nice dolphin, 1 wahoo and they raised a marlin in 1200 feet of water. The bottom fishing remains slow due to the water conditions but, the head boats are reporting a mix of bottom fish coming from the north in 50 to 80 feet of water.
BRAGGING BOARD - I got an e-mail from Josh Kersey about recent trip that he and his crew took to the Bahamas'. They were doing a little deep dropping with squid in 1100 feet of water and wound up with a few NICE size grouper. The biggest one was 76 pounds. The crew on the boat was Hal Kersey, Dave Tindall, Everett Jones and Josh.