Capt. Billy Miller reports the pompano bite is slowing down but the redfish bite is getting better by the day.
Mangrove shore lines on incoming water is a good place to look for the reds. The white bait and green backs are real small right now so try fresh cut pinfish, ladyfish or mullet for the reds.
Tarpon are still available in some protected areas but the continuous west wind has hampered the fishing some.
Maximo Marina says offshore fishing is good if the westerly winds are not too strong. Good red grouper catches have been coming from anglers fishing the bait pods over hard bottom areas. Sabiki baits from the bait pods or use strips of squid for best action.
Scalloping is still good in the Homosassa/Crystal river area according to Capt. William Toney. Toney is also catching good reds on live pinfish in the Pea Pass and Blue Bay area. South of Chassahowitzka, along the pole line, has been good for trout anglers using the DOA Deadly combo and the glow shrimp.
Sarasota Bay fishing action is good for Spanish mackerel and bluefish on the deep grass flats near the passes. Speckled trout, redfish and snook are also hanging with the mullet schools on the shallow grass flats and edges of bars.
Capt. Rick Grasset has been having good luck using the pearl colored, CAL shad tail jigs and Clouser minnow flies.