Inshore fishing is very good right now and will stay this way for the next few months. Red fish are schooled up in large groups 12-40 in a school on the outer islands and mangrove points. Snook are mixed in the same areas as well and snook are holding on the rock bars. Spotted sea trout are working back into the shallow waters (2-5 feet) on spotty bottom and hard lime rock bottoms. Use live bait for reds. Snook and trout are producing the best action; my go to bait is live pilchards.
Gag grouper are biting good in the 7–16 feet depths, around rock piles, ledges and reefs. Live pin fish and pilchards will get the grouper happy and eating well. Mangrove snappers are all over the rocks in the same depths; small baits or cut bait rigged with a 1/0 circle hook and a light leader 20lb is all you need.
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