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Florida Gulf Coast Fishing Report – Sunday, June 30th, 2024

Florida Fishing (Unsplash)
Florida Fishing (Unsplash)

With summer weather firmly established, expect hot and humid conditions across the Florida Gulf Coast. Early morning starts are recommended to beat the heat. Easterly winds are predicted, which can influence fishing in some areas.


  • Inshore: Look for good opportunities to target snook, seatrout, and redfish around structure like mangroves, docks, and oyster beds. Live bait like shrimp or finger mullet remains a solid choice, but consider using jigs or soft plastics that mimic baitfish in the water column.
  • Offshore: Depending on your location, kingfish could be a possibility due to the easterly winds. Trolling with live bait or rigged dead baits like bonito chunks is a good approach. Reports from the Tampa Bay area also mention potential for red snapper and other bottom fish.

Read: Hurricane Beryl Forecast: Intensifying Threat To Jamaica, Uncertain Path Beyond


  • Hurricane Beryl: While the current track keeps Beryl south of the Florida coast, be aware of potential changes in weather conditions as the storm progresses.
  • Time of Day: Early mornings and evenings will generally offer the best fishing as water temperatures cool slightly.
  • Tides: Factor in the tides when planning your trip. Fishing can be more productive during moving tides, especially for snook and redfish.

Local Knowledge:

For the most up-to-date information and recommendations, consider contacting:

  • Local bait shops and marinas: These businesses can provide insights on what’s biting, where to fish, and the best bait to use based on current conditions.
  • Fishing charter companies: Many charter captains post fishing reports online or can share their knowledge based on recent trips.

Remember: This report is a general overview based on recent catches and weather forecasts. Actual fishing conditions can vary depending on your specific location, time of day, water clarity, and other factors.

Tight lines!

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