Surf anglers this is the time, be down to the surf edge early, pay attention for the bait schools and make that cast. Watch for activity that will put you on the fish and there is plenty. North or south there is a catch to be made, spoons, that Bomber, the wind cheater to name a few and yes live bait will work, watch for the bait. Snook and Tarpon it is their time, water is perfect you just have to be there. Lots of twenty pound line and forty pound leader will get you started. Can not make that dawn time catch a high tide but dawn is the answer, fish that trough, the fish are up that close and once you get one on you will know what I was talking about when I said lots of line. Real sharp hooks and take the barbs off you are going to release them as quick as possible, step into the water please don’t crank them up into the sand, is the camera ready? Snook and Tarpon young mans game I am old and love the Whiting and Croaker there all day and piece of shrimp will get them, just my speed.
River anglers you have to fish early, by ten you should be on your way for breakfast. Good Trout,
Reds, Jacks and Flounder in many locations but early is the secret. From Nettles Island to Little Mud is the area, the cool part is they are chewing what ever you are throwing. Has to be early, as the sun rises look deeper then they will shut off, they want out of the sun. So we can’t get there early look to fish the shaded water, under docks, tree lines or the bridges, some place away fro the sun. Jacks, Snapper and Drum will fill your catch list or go early and get beat beat buy the Tarpon and Snook again dawn is the best time for them, me being old I will sleep in and hear about the catch. Not a lot of Flounder but it seems every body is catching one or two and the good part is they are of good size and I can catch them when I get up.