The whiting are still biting!!! As we approach the end of July things are looking fantastic for anyone who wants to cast their line along our beaches. We had a little shot of cold water in some areas during the mid-week period but a trip to Stuart Beach again today proved the water has warmed back up and the whiting, croaker, small pompano, and even a bonefish were all in the mix today. Randy and I headed down a couple of hours before high tide and the whiting were in a biting mood immediately. As sometimes happens during the rising tide, some small and medium sized fish appeared first, but as was the case today, once we hit the high tide mark the big whiting were there. I know this may sound like a broken record but Orange Clam Fishbites were once again the bait of choice. The five to ten yard distance from the edge of the beach in the near shore trough was once again the location to target. Randy also managed to catch and release a small bonefish and I did the same with an undersized pompano. There was also a greater number of croaker in today's count. Calm surf, clean green water, and a bag of Fishbites should all add up to having some fun on the beach if your plans include surf fishing this weekend. These big whiting make great tablefare and all of my friends and family that I have given fish to this week will agree. Deb cooked them on the George Foreman grill this week after breading them and if that method doesn't make the best fish sandwhich, I dont know what does. Randy treated his family to a dinner of fish tacos with some whiting and they said it was fantastic. Lighten up your gear to a 7 foot spinning rod with a 3000 or 4000 size reel and these big whiting will provide some great action. Good luck and catch em up!