Summertime feeling for anglers with heat, storms in Southwest Florida

The heat is truly on here in Southwest Florida. While it is still springtime and the month of May, southeasterly trade winds, ambient heat, warming Gulf water and potent afternoon thunderstorms are making it feel more like middle of summer for angles prospecting both shallow and deep.

Clear water in the low 80s and an influx of baitfish are fueling several bites within the inshore and nearshore arenas. Snook are moving about, feisty mangrove snapper are in ambush mode, redfish are on the prowl, and tarpon can be targeted along the beaches during all phases of the tide.

All of the area’s middle bay systems and passes have been producing catches of snook, redfish and snapper with scaled sardines and threadfin herring being the top baits for the reporting period.

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