08-02-16 TUESDAY: MANGROVE SNAPPER, BLUE RUNNERS, JAKCKS, LOOKDOWNS, LADYFISH, REDS AND C/R SNOOK
It's a lovely morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the East at 3 mph, gusting to 5 and there is a light to moderate chop on the water. The ocean side of the inlet is a little choppier than the inlet side. NOAA is calling for a chance of showers and thunderstorms today but right now it's gorgeous.
We are seeing the usual cast of characters come over the rails at the inlet. Mangrove Snapper remain the most active. A few Mutton Snappers are in the mix. Please be aware that the size limits are different for snappers. Mangroves are 10" although most don't keep them unless they are at least 11", Muttons are 16", Cubera are 12" and Lanes are 8"! If you aren't sure, ask another angler or return it to the water, it isn't worth the fine. Schools of Jacks have been busting through the schools of greenies which have been plentiful. Lookdowns, Ladyfish, Reds, Blue Runners and C/R Snook round out the catches from the jetties. Tarpon, Bonito and Sharks are in the surf.
Our photo of the day is courtesy of Steve Kelley of Maryland, sent in a photo of real nice C/R Reds he landed