Fishing Report - June 20, 2011
by Capt. Bill Baldus on 06/20/11
The hot dry weather continues here in all of south Florida with very little rain this year. We are experiencing some of the lowest water levels in 80 years according to the USGS. Usually by June you can set your watch to the afternoon thunderstorms that build and cool things off a bit. My theory is that the lack of fresh water outflow has affected the resident tarpon fishing. I am still finding tarpon, but not in the numbers we usually see here this time of year.
I made the run to Harney and Broad Rivers yesterday with Jim Wilson at first light. What a beautiful morning in the Everglades as we skimmed along the coast watching the sun come up and the cumulus clouds over the Gulf catch the first light. We did not have much time to fish before the wind hit us directly from the south blowing steady but we did find a few tarpon and Jim caught a nice snook. We decided to fish the bights on the way home but the incoming tide and wind pretty much shut it down by the time we passed this area. We found most bays with bait but the wind and off colored water on the incoming had us back to the dock early.
We will keep you posted,