Captain Chip Wingo
Fishdaflats Inshore Fishing Charters
Welcome to June! The hot temperatures are here!
And with the lack of rain in May, the salinity levels are very high which seems to be helping our fishery… since we had all the fresh water in our waterways for so long.
Schools of finger Mullet are everywhere, and small fry and Shrimp are abundant in the creeks off the ICW.
Look for the Flounder fishing to continue to be exceptional this month. Concentrate on outside edges of creek mouths on falling tides throwing ⅜ ounce jig heads rigged with Fishbites Fight Club swim baits or Mud Minnows.
During high tide work the grass lines using Mighty Mite spinner baits with white curly tail soft plastics!
Early morning, high tide, topwater bite for Reds and Trout should be off the charts this month as well. Fish grass lines and submerged oyster bars throughout the Sister’s Creek area. You can use any “walk the dog” style topwater plugs or popping corks rigged with Fishbites Shrimp on jig heads.
On lower tides look for cruising Redfish in 1 to 2 feet of water feeding on small Shrimp and Mullet. Target these fish with Shrimp tipped jigs or soft plastic fluke baits rigged with a weedless style hook.
Bull reds have been steadily moving in from the inlets into the deeper drop offs close to the river and also Nassau Sound. Cracked Crab, live Mullet and Pogies are the better baits to use for these guys. 6-8 ounces of lead on slider rigs and 6/0 circle hooks is my preferred way to fish for these large fish.
Tarpon are showing up in good numbers with fish ranging from 15 to 80 lbs. Incoming tides are the more ideal times to see these fish. Baits rigged on popping corks or free lined smaller Mullet and Pogies should stimulate aggressive bites.
Remember take your kids fishing and create memories that last a lifetime!
Captain Chip Wingo 904.614.4989