The deep sea fishing boats fish for barracuda, bonita and mackerel near the surface and bottom fish for grouper and snapper. It’s near the peak of the Goliath grouper spawning season so they’re really bunched up on the wrecks and artificial reefs. Some mahi-mahi are caught way offshore. Inside best bet is mangrove snapper. Small but plentiful and tasty. Snook still here but more scattered along our beaches. Redfish begin to school up for spawning runs and we find large schools at times.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:00 PM by Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach