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Old Inlet Bait & Tackle Fishing Report
Updated: July 28th, 2014 @ 11:24am
Hazy hot and humid. But still not too bad for the end of July. The dog days of summer and almost upon us.
The two best things going right now are croaker and flounder. The flounder are still holding in the Inlet because the water temps have been kept down by milder than usual summer weather. This resulted in very good flounder pounding in the Inlet and the Indian River bay.
Minnows, shiners and squid are all working as usual but the Gulp Alive 3-4" swimming mullet in white, pink and chartreuse are deadly when fished on a 1/2 or 3/4 ounce lead head.
The south wall west of the camp ground has been good. The flounder are tight to the rocks when fishing from the rail. Boats have been drifting this wall too.
Croakers are mixed in here too. Small strips of squid and live/fake bloodworms are working well.
What striper bite there is has been at night floating fleas and live eels.
A few shad and blues on the daytime incoming tide. Decent tog fishing along the rocks and railing too.
Good seabass and flounder fishing reported on the inshore reef sites.
The surf is a mix of kings and croakers with rays and sharks. Live/fake bloods for the croaker and kings. Cut bunker for the rest.
Seabass reopened May 19. Minimum size is 12.5" and 20 fish a day. We are hearing about good catches on reef Site 11 and the new reef further offshore.
Tautog season will be closed from May 11 through July 17
New flounder regs took effect May 11 - 16" and 4 fish a day
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