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June Fishing on Florida's Adventure Coast

Inshore fishing action is good. Start early with a good incoming or high outgoing tide for red fish action.

Boy red June


With all the fresh water pumping out from recent rains, the reds are found more in the cleaner water like the outside points and islands. Look for mullet schools as a key sign that red fish are close by. On my recent charters we have been successfully using pin fish and green backs for bait. For best results, trim the tails and then nose hook the green backs. Or, you can trim the tail on a pin fish and tail hook to use as bait.

Snook Man June 1


Snook are also in the mix of red fish. To catch them, use the same baits but without cutting the tail off the green backs.

Tarpon are here during their northward migration. Look for them off Bayport on the sand bottom in three to six feet of water. Small live blue crabs or a soft plastic fluke will work as tarpon bait.

Man grouper June


Grouper season has started and runs to the end of December. We are catching some nice gags in ten to twelve feet on small rocks with deep undercuts, also known as, ledges. You might have to sit and chum them out or hit more rocks to get some keeper gags but they are out here. Live green backs or frozen cut bait will do the job for gag grouper.