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East Side "keys"  the Islands which run from Alligator Creek to Pirate Harbor
    
Cormorant key    One of the islands "keys" on the east side.

January

January

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Fishin Frank & Robert   01/06/18------- Lot of fish , red fish which are back 3 or 4 sets of islands
a shrimp on the bottom and just let of it sit.
The Trout just in side the bar, you need to be close to the bar.
lot of sheep head on the oyster beds about a 1/2 mile north of pirate harbor.

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/15/18------- Lots of big sheep head in the deeper holes between the islands
and there is a ton of red fish but you have to wait a shrimp on the bottom and just let it.

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   01/19/18------Lots and lots of reds two to three set of islands bcak
Shrimp on a rock port and let it sit, the more you move the more you spook them,
The Trout have been out side the bar.    - 
Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   01/27/18------ Lots of reds around the islands look for deep holes near the islands
The Bigger Trout are on the out side of the bar. Casting shad tail or even better tandum rigs

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/10/17-------- Lots of fish have go into Pirate harbor, the water has left
the flats and fish donr swim well in dirt so Pirate Harbor ahs fish Trout and red fish.
The sand bar is holding fish just n the inside and right out side the bar.

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/19/17--------  The best side of the Harbor right now
Scattered Reds from the bar right up under the Mangroves, Cobia on the flats and right out side the bar
Soft plastic color is Texas chick , nuclar chicken. Green and Pink
A ton of Snook right on the open flats near the islands and these Snook are close to 40 inches
small shad tails are working best

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/30/17-------- Red fish are from out just inside the bar, right up to under the mangroves
The Trout are in better numbers just inside the bar in the trough. and if you are out side the bar look to find them in
that 4 foot of water.

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/04/16----- Lots of red fish the farther back back to land you get the bigger the
red fish are. out closer to the harbor there are reds but they are smaller out by the bar
 Trout just out side the bar 5 to 6 feet of water.

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/13/16----- Trout and pompano are scattered all along the out side of the bar
Back up by the islands the is a lot of Red ifsh mostly under slot. but a few keepers

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/26/16----- Out isde the bar there is a bunch of Trout
keep an eye out for Pompano on the east side, they are running close to the Trout
Red fish are up along the bushes, most of them are small. but the farther you go back
amoung the islands the better your chances are for Big Reds

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/22/15-------  Trout are scattered on or out side the bar
Lady fish big ones I would senp some time finding them, you are really going to have
fun with them, Lots of Big reds but they are way back in the islands, Out in the main fishin araea
there are Small red fish.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/13/15-------Lots of Reds aorund the islands
the Torut out side the bar are thicker, but seem to be more keeper size Trout
Just inside the bar

 

February

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Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   02/24/18------ Sharks and Lots of snappers,
The red fish are aroundthe islands some Trout but not many the Snook fishing is way better and getting better

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   02/16/18------ God news the fish are moving back.
Trout are back and the snook are around the islands some scattered red fish .
Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Karl   02/10/18------ Coin toss weather you have a good day
In side the islands there is some red fish. According to Capt. Karl it sucks here right now.
Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Josh Olive   02/02/18------ Sheep head in Pirate harbor with some sheep head
and some trout, out on hte flats there is sheep haed and more snappers , Quite a few red fish
The Snook are every where but wont hit until late after noon. On to of the bar Possible Cobia and sharks

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/13/17-------- Cobia and Trout out side the bar,
Snook fishing is an islands thing under the mangroves.
Red fish could be from just in-side the bar all the way back to the islands

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/23/15------ Red ifsh are all over the place
lots of them back amoung the islands. The Pompano have come back to the bar
and The Trout are just on the inside of the bar

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/09/15------- Red fish and Trout scattered all along
the inside of the bar, The afternoon sun seems to start the bite, you have to be quiet and
still to catch Reds here in the morning, Let them get a cup of Squid and wake up before
they will eat.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/02/15------- Pompano some anyway on the out side
The Trout are doing better inside the bar, but on the low, low water they are just out side
4 feet of water but they move back on to the flat as soon as there is any water 12 inches or better
Shark on the east side behind the bar and out side.
The Snook are back unde the mangroves as well as the reds

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/03 /16----- Out side the bar the Trout are working the edge of the bar 4 to 6 feet of water
trolling to find them once you get the hit Poppin corks with live Shrimp are your buddy
Back amoung the Islands The Red fish are holding way back, Finding deeper holes way back is tough, On the close islands
you will find reds but most are under size 18 to 20 inch . The Sheep head big sheep head are under the mangroves
where ever you can find 3 feet of water or more. This seems to be the new spawning grounds for larger Sheep head

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/08/16----  The larger Trout are out side the bar, But there is quite a few in-side
but as I said larger fish out side.
The Red fish are out in the more open water between the islands drift across the flats, dragging a shrimp
or casting a Shrimp on a light jig head.

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/15/16---- Red fish are very where if you can find a spot between two islands there is reds
Trout out on the open flats and a few reds right in side the bar

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/24/16---- Red fish are from the bar way up under the trees,
The Snook are more concentrated up by the mangrove, Some good schools of Trout and a few schools
of Pompano out side the bar

 

March

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Fishin Frank , Robert   03/30/18------  way too many Cobia have a rod ready watch you will see them
Trout are in good numbers and there is a bunch of snook around the island

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Josh  03/17/18------ Trout on the bar and just iin side
Pompano inside Pirate Harbor. Wading back around the oyster bars is about the only way to have a good day red fishing

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt. Josh  03/10/18------  Possible Pompano out side the bar
A ton of small Snook I mean a lot of them. 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/06/17-------- Half way lots of Snook under the bushes to out by the Sand bar
Trout in good numbers and bigger sizes out by the bar

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/13/17-------- The big scool of black drum is working the bar
A lot of smaller snook and Trout, The Cobia are on the out side of the bar.
and there is a bunch of Red fish near the islands

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/23/17--------The sand bar out in front of Hobbs has some Trout and the flats just north
of Pirate Harbor has some as well, hard to find keeper/slot fish but still fun.
The lady fish have been just out side the bar and there is some Pompano and Cobia out there as well.
But there have been more reports of Cobia behind the bar, People Trout fishing and hooking a Cobia instead.
Not all bad when that happens

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/29/17-------- the Ice house has some Trout and maybe a pompano
The snapper by the pilings, between islands the red fish and the snook are hanging out here
Lady fish and sharks smaller sharks on the flats.. cut pin fish on the flats

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/01/16---- Red fish and the Snook are thick around the isalnds
trying to fnd a trough or hole next to the mangroves is key to a bunch of fish,
Incoming tide seems to be the tide to fish here,
Out on the bar some Pompano and Trout althuo the larger Trout still seem to be just inside the bar

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/16/16---- The red fish are scattered from the bar to the back woods
I think the larger reds are back, way back under the mangroves but the larger Trout are out close to the inside of the bar
Snook fishing around the islands is great and getting better.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/30/15------ Red fish are out by the bar, but the largest numbers
are just off the mangroves 10 feet or so. not so much under the trees as out in front of them
The Snook however are under the mangrove but will come out and bite when you are ctahcing the red ifsh

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/22/15------The east side is holding a lot of fish
more at the north end, but the  fish seem to be spreading out. Red ifsh under the mangroves
on many of the islands. the Snook are back around the islands find a small bay on an island
and keep your boat way back cast a poppin cork with Shrimp or if you have it white bait.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/09/15-------hearing aout more fish here than a week
ago, but they are mostly on the northern end,
Out side the bar there are Cobia and Sharks smaller one fun on light spin tackle or Fly rod

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/02/15------- Pirate Harbor is well, lets just say forget
that araea there are no fish there right now, Maybe it just got hammered too much for a while
time to give it a rest. The fish have moved north along the east side and there are quite a few Red
back under the mangroves. The are some big reds and Good size Trout out next to the bar on the inside
Out side the bar the Cobia have been working the shore line.
In the words of Johnny Horton, Go North the rush is on.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/30/15------ Red fish are out by the bar, but the largest numbers
are just off the mangroves 10 feet or so. not so much under the trees as out in front of them
The Snook however are under the mangrove but will come out and bite when you are ctahcing the red ifsh

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/22/15------The east side is holding a lot of fish
more at the north end, but the  fish seem to be spreading out. Red ifsh under the mangroves
on many of the islands. the Snook are back around the islands find a small bay on an island
and keep your boat way back cast a poppin cork with Shrimp or if you have it white bait.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/09/15-------hearing aout more fish here than a week
ago, but they are mostly on the northern end,
Out side the bar there are Cobia and Sharks smaller one fun on light spin tackle or Fly rod

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/02/15------- Pirate Harbor is well, lets just say forget
that araea there are no fish there right now, Maybe it just got hammered too much for a while
time to give it a rest. The fish have moved north along the east side and there are quite a few Red
back under the mangroves. The are some big reds and Good size Trout out next to the bar on the inside
Out side the bar the Cobia have been working the shore line.
In the words of Johnny Horton, Go North the rush is on.

 

 

April-4

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Fishin Frank , Robert   04/28/18 ------- Lots of snook mostly smallers ones around the islnads
bigger snook in Pirate harbor and there is Cobia out side the bar. Lots of Sharks out side hte bar,
A lot of big Tarpon just out side the bar

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Josh Olive  04/21/18 ------- Tons of snook more smallers ones
and some Red fish, Sharks on hte flats tHe Trout are on the bar. The Cobia could be inside or just out side the bar

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Carl  04/13/18 ------- Pirate harbor has scattered Red fish
try shrimp or Gulp let it set. Now before 9:am use a top water walk the dog lures for the early Snook and Trout
Cobia out side the bar and possible flounder. and some lady fish

Fishin Frank , Robert & Capt Carl  04/06/18 ------- Some Cobia on the out side of the bar
Snook closer to Pirate harbor, the reds are more on the north end

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/07/17-------- Capt Matt is doing great on Snook, from the bars to the first row
of islands, Big Shark and Small sharks on the flats, 5 to 6 foot in 2 of water, you will see more on low tide.
The lady fish are thick on bar. The Cobia are just out side the bar.
The red fish are better back in the islands. The reds are going back as the snook are moving.

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/21/17--------  not much for reds, but almost every islands has Snook
100's of them every where, lots of snappers between the islands.

Tons of smaller Trout on the flats, and out side the bar Cobia and a few Trout.
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/28/17------- Snook is the story here, the Snook are thick on the other islands
and there is a bunch of them a few reds here and there.
and The Sharks and a few Trout on the flats all the way out to the bars Oh and lots of puffers
 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/16/16----the east side is big Snook heaven right now
hard to find keepers but there is so many Snook here, you iwll find your dinner fish

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/06/16---- Snook on this side are gathering to move and there is a bunch of them
and they are feeding. just out by the bar on the inside the Snook are thick
the bays against the Islands. water melon little johns
Trout and Pompano on the bar.
There is schools of Permit out side the bar 6 pounders, there is also jacks and sharks

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/29/16---- Snook and Red fish when heading in for your Snook
that clear water will make you pucker up. it looks like 5 inches deep when you are in 2 feet of water
Look for the Big rays for your cobia. the Cobia are hiding right on top of them

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/27/15------Have not heard a lot about the east side
I know from the reports I did get the Trout are out by the sand bar, and while not many in numbers
they are larger fish then we have had all season. The Snook are still up by the mangrove
but the numbers are low, From 18 inches to slot size there are Snook back around the islands
But slower fishing than a week ago here.
Red fish here on the east side has picked up, but find a deeper hole back between islands
seems to be the trick. If the hole has good cover from some leafy Mangrove branchs
You should have a good school of Reds to catch.

The boat channel between carmin key and the isalnds is also loaded up with Snook
The Snook are hanging out in these holes troughs anywhere there is deep water, thinking they are
on the beach getting ready to spawn. the east side has stayed clear So there is not any fresh water here
to make them leave.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/13/15------ Out side the bar, the Spanish and Cobia are
running the bar in about 4 foot of  water. inside right next to the bar, in the trough there are some nice reds.
While there are a few Big Snook out by the bar, there are a lot more Snook back by the islands,
The ones back on the islands are mostly slot to short. but there is a lot of them.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/07/15------ Lots of Snook moving on the shore lines
Cobia and sharks on the bar. This is the time to cruise the bar slowly and watch for big fish
swimming in the shallow clear water. You will never forget the sight of it. Worth the time & effort
a must thing to see. and then get to cast at them, forget if you hook up. Amazing day

 

May-5

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Fishin Frank , Robert   05/25/18 -------- Lot of snook around the islands. Possible huge Jew fish on the flats

Fishin Frank , Robert   05/18/18 ------- Trout are in decent numbers out by the bar but on hte inside
Lots of sharks in side the bar and tarpon out side the bar.

Fishin Frank , Robert   05/11/18 -------Snook quite a few of them watch for cuts between islnads
Some Trout a few keepers and there are quite a few Saw Fish up to 10 foot long.
Out side the bar Sharks and cobia   

Fishin Frank  & Capt Josh Olive 05/05/18 -------

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/04/17--------  Around pirate harbor there is a bunch of smaller Trout
Snook around the islands bunches of them, Not as many reds as the west, Sharks on the flats
But the big snook are the story here

 A bunch of snapper in the holes by the islands, and if you see lady fish the Trout are not far
Flounder are thicker out by the bar.

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/13/17--------Lot sof Trout scattered on the flats, mostly smaller fish
the snook are thicker on the north end and the reds are way better on the south end.

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/20/17-------There is a ton of Snook on the eats side>
some reds look from the bar to the trees-  

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/26/17-------- Cobia on the out side of the bar, and a bunch of manatees
and huge sting rays. thee is some Trout on the south end. Pin fish under a poppin cork.
Snook on the islands more in-between the islands

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/09/16----- In side the bar lots of snook
The Trout and Red fish are not thick but enough the fish for.
Back up under the mangroves even more Snook and better numbers of red fish

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/17/16----- Snook every where, and there is some reds not

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/25/15------ All aorund from pirate Harbor there is
Snook and red fish along the bars, it seems the bigger Reds are back around the iaslands
Shrimp for the red fish, white bait for more types of fish.
There is a lots of small Cobia . East side on the sand bar, Big schools not monster fish but bigger schools
 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/15/15------ Snook and Red fish, the reds are way back in the creeks
and around the islands, Snook out near the bar, but more right under the mangroves.
Shark and the Trout, are on the outside of the bar, working their way down

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/07/15------ Snook and Reds are from the bar to the bushes
The larger Reds seem to be about 3/4 of the way to the bar in the holes, it is a Shrimp or
Pin fish thing here, out them under a bobber

 

 

June -6

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/17/17-------- Snook under the bushes and there is a few over slot reds out
by the bar more slot reds under the mangroves.
Trout on the flats and huge cat fish on the flats here.

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/23/17-------- Some reds under the mangroves on high tide
out just inside the bar when the water is low. Trout on the north end nice size Trout
Snook are still in good numbers and could be under he mangroves all the way out to the bar.
Some Blue fish.

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/30/17------- Red fish slot fish in better numbers
The Snook are great under the mangroves. The Sharks out side the bar chasing bait
 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/09/16----- Lots of Reds the rain seems to have brought them
out from there hiding places.
Snook fishing is good along the islands, Trout on top of the bar, not a lot but enough to catch dinner
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/13/16---- The fishing is going to be better if you are here at low tide
and fish the in-coming water, the river is up to 11 foot in Arcaida that means a 9 foot wall of fresh water
coming down river and the water is hot, So being on the east side at low tide and working
the islands where ever there is shade, for Snook or Red fish will get you that great day you are wanting.
Strnge enough there is a bunch of larger Trout out on the bar, again better on the in-coming tide
but there is quite a few big Trout.

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/20/16----- Lot of red fish and quite a few sea Trout
There are some Snook out by the bar, but once the sun gets stronger look under the mangroves

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/27/16----- Lots of Red fish out by the bar and under the mangrove branches of the
islands, the best place for red is at the mouth of any little creek, they seem to be loaded

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/24/15------More storys and picture sof Snook and Red fish
from the east side each day, the fihsing here is picking up a little which is wired as the water temp
is rising. it way be the after noon storms and cloud cover is keeping the east side a little cooler
and the fish are hangin here because of that. The is not enouugh rain to make it fresh just enough
to cool it down.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/15/15------Scatter Snook along the mangroves and there is a good Number
of Red fish, there has been a good number of Trout on to of the bar

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/08/15------ On the open flats the trout are here , 17mr and Little johns
both doing well, on the bar Bonnet sharks and some Cobia,
back under hte trees there is quite a few Snook, by that I mean thousands of them, and they are eating bait fish
the Red fish back under the trees are switching between Shrimp and bait fish.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/02/15------ Snook under hte mangroves better as you go south
Some Tour out by the bar, Red ifsh as well just inside the bar, But there is more Reds under the mnagrove
around the islands. Cut bait is your best bet here.
Out side the bar watch for Cobia, and some Trout a few trapon.
On top of the bar watch for Jacks.

 

July -7

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Fishin Frank & Robert   07/06/17-------- Trout on the flats with a lot of snook under the mnagrove
The smaller Tarpon are on the flats almost every morning. these are small enough for your trout
rods and they want the same baits. Some Sheep head under the mangroves

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/15/17--------  Some tarpon on the flats in side the bar.

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/21/17-------- Trout near Pirate Harbor and good fishing for lady fish
Tarpon are right on the flats or going over the sand bars, the Tarpon on the flats are the 10 to 50 pounders
The larger Tarpon are out side the bar,

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/29/17-------- The outer islands are where the fish are, where the water is moving more
The Snook are balled up in schools shrimp under a bobber, Trout mostly smaller ones on the flats
Lot sof lady fish out side the bar as well as sharks and tarpon on the bar.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/04/16----- Red fish out on the bar just onside and quite a few up under the mangroves
Trout on the flats and out side the bar a few schools of Pompano

Red fish seem ot be thicker here than other areas, the red are out by the bar or if the tides slow down
go look back under the trees. there ids some Trout they are even hitting cut bait.
The Sharks are out on the bar, right on the bar.
Lots of Snook on the bar or under the mangrove. The Snappers are still here and better size than out on the
reef,

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/29/16-----  Lots of Blue crabs thick on the bar, Nice eating
size crabs. Spanish Mackerel out of the bar, Larger Spanish beihand the bar, over 2 foot lon

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/28/15------ Red fish are scattered all along the bar.
The reds here seem to be moving back among the islands,
Cobia and Sharks out on the bar

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/15/15------Red doing well right next to the bar and back under the trees
Some Big Snook moved back to the east side, they seem to be any where you find deeper holes close to the mangroves

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/06/15----- Red fish are getting thicker, Yes the reds you have been
looking for are here and eating cut pin fish or Lady fish, there is a chance t will be a shrimp bite
good to have some shrimp with you. but cut fish is the key right now

 

 

August -8
Fishin Frank & Robert   08/24/15------ Lots of Red fish on the out side shores of the islands facing the bar.
Out side the bar, from Alligator creek to Pirate Harbor there is Tarpon, casting a bait buster or hazd to cape haze get pin fish
and use them
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/12/15------ Bu far the better choice, Red ifsh are holding on the middle east
side there south all the way past burnt store The reds are back by the mangroves
There is a nice school or schools of reds aon the bar, but you have to look.
The is some Snook by the islands really a lot of snook

September -9
Fishin Frank & Robert   09/15/15------ Red fish both on the bar and upp under the bushes
Quite a few Snook all up and down the east side.

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/07/15------ Half way to Pirate Harbor there is a bunch of reds on the
bar and the Snook are back under the mangroves,  the out side of the bar is loaded with
lady fish and Tarpon

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/08/16-----  Lots of blue crabs on the bar,
The trough behind the bar has some spanish, and the reds are out here looking to eat crabs
so chunks of blue crabs is your best bait for the reds

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/15/16-----  Pirate harbor has  lots of Tarpon , Just to the north
there is Trout not as many as a week ago.
The reds are out by the bar, and the Snook are hanging out under the mangroves

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/22/16----- Tons of Tarpon in Pirate harbor
and the trough just insiide the bar has a lot of reds, Snapper under the mangroves
There is also a bunch of Snook under the branches of the mangroves.

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/29/16-----  good trout by hobbs point,
Red fish out by the bar and in the pot holes.
Inside Pirate harbor the  Tarpon little ones are in good numbers ,
Flounder out along the bar

 

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Fishin Frank & Robert   09/01/17-------- Red fish around pirate Harbor
Big school and lots of snook at red fish key and. and if you are throwing lure white Zoom jerk bait.
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/15/17-------- Red fish and lo sof Smaller snook
Shrimp on a jig head, Lady fish. tarpon rolling all along the islands 

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/23/17-------- Red fish, You might have to look just inside the bar
or under he mangroves.
NOTICE there is a dock part way nder water just in side the bar about hlf way down from Alligator creek

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/29/17-------A lot of red fish scattered along the islands, Shirmp and cut lady fish
Little johns are the plastic bait for them. The Pompano on the out side of the bar, shrimp under a popin cork
Snook up under the mangroves -  

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/13/16-----  Just north of Pirate Harbor big Red and bunches of Snook
under the mangrove branches, around the islands, Shrimp is a great bait ,
If you dont find the reds under the branches try out 15 feet off the shore

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/22/16----- scatter on the islands and out in the trough behind the bar
are bunches of red fish. Some Trout on the flats, the Snook are under slot but if you go way back quiet waters
there is a lot of larger snook

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/28/16-----   Lots of red fish near the bushes or just in side the bar,
Good thing is shrimp is working real good as the bait.
Some Pompano on the bar a couple Trout here and there

 

 

 

 

 

October-10

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Fishin Frank & Robert   10/14/17-------- Snook under the bushes, and some red fish
Lots of needle fish and puffer, Sharks bonnets,

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/20/17-------- crab trap buoy is where the Trout are
red fish are hanging out around the islands.

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/27/17-------- Trout by the crab traps bouys, Larger
Larger Trout by the mangroves and near the bar with the smaller 10 12 inch Trout o hanging out in the center part 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/03/15------ Red fish from the bar to the bushes,
Snook back around the islands, some trout by Pirate Harbor and north along the bar,

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/09/15------ Red fish is the main game, around the islands
The Snook are smaller, Shrimp is working great both bottom fishing and float

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/19/15-----Out on the bar I would guess better on the in-side
there are schools of red fish, back under the mangroves the Snook are getting thick

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/27/15-----Red fish and Snook from the shore of the islands
to the sand bar, I would look on the bar for some big schools of reds

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/18/16----- smae thing as farther down lot sof Snook here more than to the south
The reds are more out on the inside of the bar. but there is so many under the mnagroves
Pin fish seem to be the bait of choice Shrimp is number two. Blue crabs are a distant 3 rd on bait choice for east side fishing
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/24/16----- The fish are out bu the sand bar or just inside and then they are also
up under the trees on the islands. Snapper and Myan's along with Snook and Red fish.
In the shallow water look for a gap in the islands for the bigger snook holding between two
islands in a bit of deeper water
a lot of Trout north of Cormorant key are larger and the ones to the south are smaller

 

 

November -11

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Fishin Frank & Robert   11/04/17-------- Lots of Trout on the flats from 10 inches to 18 inches
Red fish and snook scattered around the islands slot of under but way better numbers than a week ago
Some Pompano and possible Cobia on the bar

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/11/17-------- Lot of snook on the islands possible out on the flats, Pompano out side the bar
and Cobia right on the bar or just off. tarpon are again starting to cruse the bar here on the east side.

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/23/17-------- Lots of different fish out side the bar is Pompano, lady fish,
Trout and Possible Cobia, Behind the Bar. Some red fish on the trough, 

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/14/16-----at the mouth of Pirate Harbor the Pompano and some flounder out on the bar
The Red fish and Snook are thicker out by the islands. The is also some Cobia

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/08/16----- Lots of big Trout and smaller ones . Drift until you find them
Red fish and snook are around the islands, the Big Reds are out by the bar
The Red fish are following the Mullet.

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/21/16----- mixed with some red up under the mangroves
the trout fishing in the open flat is very good right now, MR-17 or DOA tandum
OR cal shads

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/29/16----- Sharks on the flats with a bunch of smaller Trout
and there is a bunch of lizard fish this is the most we had heard of on the flats this year
ton os Snook mostly small around the mangroves.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/23/15----- Lots of reds out near the bar, and back under the trees.
The Snook are holding close to the islands, Trout out on the bar and on the open flats, Quite a few keepers
with a few Pompano out side the bar.

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/13/15----- Red fish and Snook scattered all along the bar.
and there now seems to be more fish under the mangrove branches then there was a week ago

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/30/15----- Lots of Reds and Some Snook, The flounder out on the
bar are getting thicker, a real good sign things have been getting better,
Pompano and Sea Trout both getting more number just out side the bar

 

 

December -12

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Fishin Frank & Robert   12/02/17-------tons of bonnet sharks , and the Trout are larger out by the bar and smaller as you
get closer to the islands. Bull sharks are right up on The bar and there are 3 foot average size.
Lots of red fish but scattered.

   Fishin Frank & Robert   12/08/17------ Bonnet sharks are thick in the middle of the flats and the Trout better number by the bar on hte in side
There is a lot of Cobia on the flats and some out side- Big sheep head behind Hobbs

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/29/17-------    Red fish dead stick a shrimp for the trout shrimp on a poppin cork.
 Very close to the islands

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--12/30/14------- Red fish under the mangroves
and some reds out on the bar just inside, the Trout seem to be out side the bar,
and poppin corks shrimp or DOA tandems are the thing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Side "keys"  the Islands which run from Alligator Creek to Pirate Harbor
    
Cormorant key    One of the islands "keys" on the east side.

January

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/22/15-------  Trout are scattered on or out side the bar
Lady fish big ones I would senp some time finding them, you are really going to have
fun with them, Lots of Big reds but they are way back in the islands, Out in the main fishin araea
there are Small red fish.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/13/15-------Lots of Reds aorund the islands
the Torut out side the bar are thicker, but seem to be more keeper size Trout
Just inside the bar

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/04/16----- Lots of red fish the farther back back to land you get the bigger the
red fish are. out closer to the harbor there are reds but they are smaller out by the bar
 Trout just out side the bar 5 to 6 feet of water.

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/13/16----- Trout and pompano are scattered all along the out side of the bar
Back up by the islands the is a lot of Red ifsh mostly under slot. but a few keepers

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/26/16----- Out isde the bar there is a bunch of Trout
keep an eye out for Pompano on the east side, they are running close to the Trout
Red fish are up along the bushes, most of them are small. but the farther you go back
amoung the islands the better your chances are for Big Reds

 

February

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/23/15------ Red ifsh are all over the place
lots of them back amoung the islands. The Pompano have come back to the bar
and The Trout are just on the inside of the bar

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/09/15------- Red fish and Trout scattered all along
the inside of the bar, The afternoon sun seems to start the bite, you have to be quiet and
still to catch Reds here in the morning, Let them get a cup of Squid and wake up before
they will eat.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/02/15------- Pompano some anyway on the out side
The Trout are doing better inside the bar, but on the low, low water they are just out side
4 feet of water but they move back on to the flat as soon as there is any water 12 inches or better
Shark on the east side behind the bar and out side.
The Snook are back unde the mangroves as well as the reds

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/03 /16----- Out side the bar the Trout are working the edge of the bar 4 to 6 feet of water
trolling to find them once you get the hit Poppin corks with live Shrimp are your buddy
Back amoung the Islands The Red fish are holding way back, Finding deeper holes way back is tough, On the close islands
you will find reds but most are under size 18 to 20 inch . The Sheep head big sheep head are under the mangroves
where ever you can find 3 feet of water or more. This seems to be the new spawning grounds for larger Sheep head

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/08/16----  The larger Trout are out side the bar, But there is quite a few in-side
but as I said larger fish out side.
The Red fish are out in the more open water between the islands drift across the flats, dragging a shrimp
or casting a Shrimp on a light jig head.

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/15/16---- Red fish are very where if you can find a spot between two islands there is reds
Trout out on the open flats and a few reds right in side the bar

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/24/16---- Red fish are from the bar way up under the trees,
The Snook are more concentrated up by the mangrove, Some good schools of Trout and a few schools
of Pompano out side the bar

 

March

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/30/15------ Red fish are out by the bar, but the largest numbers
are just off the mangroves 10 feet or so. not so much under the trees as out in front of them
The Snook however are under the mangrove but will come out and bite when you are ctahcing the red ifsh

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/22/15------The east side is holding a lot of fish
more at the north end, but the  fish seem to be spreading out. Red ifsh under the mangroves
on many of the islands. the Snook are back around the islands find a small bay on an island
and keep your boat way back cast a poppin cork with Shrimp or if you have it white bait.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/09/15-------hearing aout more fish here than a week
ago, but they are mostly on the northern end,
Out side the bar there are Cobia and Sharks smaller one fun on light spin tackle or Fly rod

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/02/15------- Pirate Harbor is well, lets just say forget
that araea there are no fish there right now, Maybe it just got hammered too much for a while
time to give it a rest. The fish have moved north along the east side and there are quite a few Red
back under the mangroves. The are some big reds and Good size Trout out next to the bar on the inside
Out side the bar the Cobia have been working the shore line.
In the words of Johnny Horton, Go North the rush is on.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/30/15------ Red fish are out by the bar, but the largest numbers
are just off the mangroves 10 feet or so. not so much under the trees as out in front of them
The Snook however are under the mangrove but will come out and bite when you are ctahcing the red ifsh

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/22/15------The east side is holding a lot of fish
more at the north end, but the  fish seem to be spreading out. Red ifsh under the mangroves
on many of the islands. the Snook are back around the islands find a small bay on an island
and keep your boat way back cast a poppin cork with Shrimp or if you have it white bait.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/09/15-------hearing aout more fish here than a week
ago, but they are mostly on the northern end,
Out side the bar there are Cobia and Sharks smaller one fun on light spin tackle or Fly rod

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/02/15------- Pirate Harbor is well, lets just say forget
that araea there are no fish there right now, Maybe it just got hammered too much for a while
time to give it a rest. The fish have moved north along the east side and there are quite a few Red
back under the mangroves. The are some big reds and Good size Trout out next to the bar on the inside
Out side the bar the Cobia have been working the shore line.
In the words of Johnny Horton, Go North the rush is on.

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/16/16----the east side is big Snook heaven right now
hard to find keepers but there is so many Snook here, you iwll find your dinner fish

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/01/16---- Red fish and the Snook are thick around the isalnds
trying to fnd a trough or hole next to the mangroves is key to a bunch of fish,
Incoming tide seems to be the tide to fish here,
Out on the bar some Pompano and Trout althuo the larger Trout still seem to be just inside the bar

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/16/16---- The red fish are scattered from the bar to the back woods
I think the larger reds are back, way back under the mangroves but the larger Trout are out close to the inside of the bar
Snook fishing around the islands is great and getting better.

 

April-4

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/27/15------Have not heard a lot about the east side
I know from the reports I did get the Trout are out by the sand bar, and while not many in numbers
they are larger fish then we have had all season. The Snook are still up by the mangrove
but the numbers are low, From 18 inches to slot size there are Snook back around the islands
But slower fishing than a week ago here.
Red fish here on the east side has picked up, but find a deeper hole back between islands
seems to be the trick. If the hole has good cover from some leafy Mangrove branchs
You should have a good school of Reds to catch.

The boat channel between carmin key and the isalnds is also loaded up with Snook
The Snook are hanging out in these holes troughs anywhere there is deep water, thinking they are
on the beach getting ready to spawn. the east side has stayed clear So there is not any fresh water here
to make them leave.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/13/15------ Out side the bar, the Spanish and Cobia are
running the bar in about 4 foot of  water. inside right next to the bar, in the trough there are some nice reds.
While there are a few Big Snook out by the bar, there are a lot more Snook back by the islands,
The ones back on the islands are mostly slot to short. but there is a lot of them.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/07/15------ Lots of Snook moving on the shore lines
Cobia and sharks on the bar. This is the time to cruise the bar slowly and watch for big fish
swimming in the shallow clear water. You will never forget the sight of it. Worth the time & effort
a must thing to see. and then get to cast at them, forget if you hook up. Amazing day

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/06/16---- Snook on this side are gathering to move and there is a bunch of them
and they are feeding. just out by the bar on the inside the Snook are thick
the bays against the Islands. water melon little johns
Trout and Pompano on the bar.
There is schools of Permit out side the bar 6 pounders, there is also jacks and sharks

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/29/16---- Snook and Red fish when heading in for your Snook
that clear water will make you pucker up. it looks like 5 inches deep when you are in 2 feet of water
Look for the Big rays for your cobia. the Cobia are hiding right on top of them

 

May-5
 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/25/15------ All aorund from pirate Harbor there is
Snook and red fish along the bars, it seems the bigger Reds are back around the iaslands
Shrimp for the red fish, white bait for more types of fish.
There is a lots of small Cobia . East side on the sand bar, Big schools not monster fish but bigger schools
 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/15/15------ Snook and Red fish, the reds are way back in the creeks
and around the islands, Snook out near the bar, but more right under the mangroves.
Shark and the Trout, are on the outside of the bar, working their way down

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/07/15------ Snook and Reds are from the bar to the bushes
The larger Reds seem to be about 3/4 of the way to the bar in the holes, it is a Shrimp or
Pin fish thing here, out them under a bobber

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/09/16----- In side the bar lots of snook
The Trout and Red fish are not thick but enough the fish for.
Back up under the mangroves even more Snook and better numbers of red fish

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/17/16----- Snook every where, and there is some reds not

 

 

June

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/24/15------More storys and picture sof Snook and Red fish
from the east side each day, the fihsing here is picking up a little which is wired as the water temp
is rising. it way be the after noon storms and cloud cover is keeping the east side a little cooler
and the fish are hangin here because of that. The is not enouugh rain to make it fresh just enough
to cool it down.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/15/15------Scatter Snook along the mangroves and there is a good Number
of Red fish, there has been a good number of Trout on to of the bar

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/08/15------ On the open flats the trout are here , 17mr and Little johns
both doing well, on the bar Bonnet sharks and some Cobia,
back under hte trees there is quite a few Snook, by that I mean thousands of them, and they are eating bait fish
the Red fish back under the trees are switching between Shrimp and bait fish.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/02/15------ Snook under hte mangroves better as you go south
Some Tour out by the bar, Red ifsh as well just inside the bar, But there is more Reds under the mnagrove
around the islands. Cut bait is your best bet here.
Out side the bar watch for Cobia, and some Trout a few trapon.
On top of the bar watch for Jacks.

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/09/16----- Lots of Reds the rain seems to have brought them
out from there hiding places.
Snook fishing is good along the islands, Trout on top of the bar, not a lot but enough to catch dinner
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/13/16---- The fishing is going to be better if you are here at low tide
and fish the in-coming water, the river is up to 11 foot in Arcaida that means a 9 foot wall of fresh water
coming down river and the water is hot, So being on the east side at low tide and working
the islands where ever there is shade, for Snook or Red fish will get you that great day you are wanting.
Strnge enough there is a bunch of larger Trout out on the bar, again better on the in-coming tide
but there is quite a few big Trout.

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/20/16----- Lot of red fish and quite a few sea Trout
There are some Snook out by the bar, but once the sun gets stronger look under the mangroves

Fishin Frank & Robert   06/27/16----- Lots of Red fish out by the bar and under the mangrove branches of the
islands, the best place for red is at the mouth of any little creek, they seem to be loaded

 

July
 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/28/15------ Red fish are scattered all along the bar.
The reds here seem to be moving back among the islands,
Cobia and Sharks out on the bar

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/15/15------Red doing well right next to the bar and back under the trees
Some Big Snook moved back to the east side, they seem to be any where you find deeper holes close to the mangroves

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/06/15----- Red fish are getting thicker, Yes the reds you have been
looking for are here and eating cut pin fish or Lady fish, there is a chance t will be a shrimp bite
good to have some shrimp with you. but cut fish is the key right now

August

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Fishin Frank & Robert   08/04/17-------- Lots of Trout just north of pirate harbor,
Lots of lady fish and a lot of Snook scattered around the front inlands and the red fisj
are way back around the islands

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/11/17-------- Red fish out by the bar and in the pot holes,
Tarpon are just in side the bar better just north of pirate harbor.
The trick to the east side right now is to find a cut between the islands, where the water is flowing more.

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/18/17-------- Tarpon along early up to about 9:am then they are gone
But they will hit top waters, The snook like the new Rapala Rip stop,

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/25/17--------Pirate harbor from the near inslands to inside
the red fish are thick, Bunch like 5 fish in a group and if you catch one you should be able to hook all five>
The in-coming tide is a little bit better, some Trout out side the bar 5 foot and you will hook some skarks while Trout fishing
A tom of smaller  Snook here on the east side


Fishin Frank & Robert   08/24/15------ Lots of Red fish on the out side shores of the islands facing the bar.
Out side the bar, from Alligator creek to Pirate Harbor there is Tarpon, casting a bait buster or hazd to cape haze get pin fish
and use them
 

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/12/15------ Bu far the better choice, Red ifsh are holding on the middle east
side there south all the way past burnt store The reds are back by the mangroves
There is a nice school or schools of reds aon the bar, but you have to look.
The is some Snook by the islands really a lot of snook

September
Fishin Frank & Robert   09/15/15------ Red fish both on the bar and upp under the bushes
Quite a few Snook all up and down the east side.

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/07/15------ Half way to Pirate Harbor there is a bunch of reds on the
bar and the Snook are back under the mangroves,  the out side of the bar is loaded with
lady fish and Tarpon

 

October

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/03/15------ Red fish from the bar to the bushes,
Snook back around the islands, some trout by Pirate Harbor and north along the bar,

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/09/15------ Red fish is the main game, around the islands
The Snook are smaller, Shrimp is working great both bottom fishing and float

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/19/15-----Out on the bar I would guess better on the in-side
there are schools of red fish, back under the mangroves the Snook are getting thick

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/27/15-----Red fish and Snook from the shore of the islands
to the sand bar, I would look on the bar for some big schools of reds

 

 

November

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/23/15----- Lots of reds out near the bar, and back under the trees.
The Snook are holding close to the islands, Trout out on the bar and on the open flats, Quite a few keepers
with a few Pompano out side the bar.

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/13/15----- Red fish and Snook scattered all along the bar.
and there now seems to be more fish under the mangrove branches then there was a week ago

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/30/15----- Lots of Reds and Some Snook, The flounder out on the
bar are getting thicker, a real good sign things have been getting better,
Pompano and Sea Trout bith getting more number just out side the bar

 

December

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--12/30/14------- Red fish under the mangroves
and some reds out bu the bar just inside, the Trout seem to be out side the bar,
and poopin corks shrimp or DOA tandems are the thing.

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Hobbs point-  ......Pirate Harbor- .

Brunt store          Two Pines 

January

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/10/17-------- Lots of fish have go into Pirate harbor, the water has left
the flats and fish donr swim well in dirt so Pirate Harbor ahs fish Trout and red fish.
The sand bar is holding fish just n the inside and right out side the bar.

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/19/17--------  The best side of the Harbor right now
Scattered Reds from the bar right up under the Mangroves, Cobia on the flats and right out side the bar
Soft plastic color is Texas chick , nuclar chicken. Green and Pink
A ton of Snook right on the open flats near the islands and these Snook are close to 40 inches
small shad tails are working best

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/30/17-------- Red fish are from out just inside the bar, right up to under the mangroves
The Trout are in better numbers just inside the bar in the trough. and if you are out side the bar look to find them in
that 4 foot of water.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/13/15------- Red ifsh on the mangroves
not so many keepers as I would like to hear about lots of rats, but there are keeper
Pompano and Trout are just out side the bar, good numbers of fish to keep you busy

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/22/15-------   Lot sof Trout insdie the canals
of Pirate Harbor, and lager ones out side, Sheep head bigger ones under the mangorve
of two pines, Pompano out side the bar from burnt store down to two pines


 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/04/16-----  Lots of Pompano scattered on the bar,
Lot sof flounder here as well.
Smaller reds under slot , but fun to catch, pieces of shrimp or smaller Live shrimp
for these rat reds

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/13/16----- Trout inside Pirate Harbor,
out by the bar Pompano, the big red fish are not in great number but a few.
There is a ton of smaller reds.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/26/16----- Mostly Trout out by the bar and on the open flat
There are fish like Reds and Snook, but they are hiding way back in small deep holes around
the islands

February

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/13/17-------- Cobia and Trout out side the bar,
Snook fishing is an islands thing under the mangroves.
Red fish could be from just in-side the bar all the way back to the islands

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/23/15------Small trout inside pirate Habror
the larger fish are out side near the bar. Some nice Snappers inside.
Pompano are out side the bar from Pirtae Harbor down to Two pines
the island inside two pines are loaded with Red fish. ther is a lot of Snook here as well
but hard to get to bite.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/09/15------- Bonnet heads and Trout,
with some nice schools of pompano just out side the bar. Behind the bar near two pines
the is a big school of Reds

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/02/15-------Fish are finicky the snook are here
back under the trees and in the holes, not many out in the open,
Some nice red fish just north of burnt store. and the first bay on the south of 2 pines has
some slot fish under the trees and the south side

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/03/16-----Lots of smaller Trout all over the bars.
The Sharks mostly Bonnet/ shovel nose are really thick on the top of the bars
Snook fishing even with the cold water is getting better,
More stories of Red fish near 2 pines no one is saying where exzactly but only
that they caught them there

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/08/16----  Trout in the deeper water behind Hobbs
and there is some nice reds back there as well.
A ton of little tiny Trout in the parking lot they call Pirate Harbor.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/15/16---- Scattered Red fish and some Trout hit or miss by the hour

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/24/16---- Trout out by the bar and Pompano out side the bar
Funny the larger Trout are in 2 feet of water behind the bar, more fish but smaller out side the bar

 

March

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/30/15------ This area has a ton of Snook and the red fish
have apperaded out of no where again, the Fishing is getting better by the hour.
The Trout and Pompano, as well as Flounder out side the bar
An other good place to find that pre-season Tarpon/.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/22/15------This whole arae is good for Reds right now
they are laying up in the holes right on top of the bar. Which means they are over looked by
most people who fish either inside or out of the bar. Watch for small holes with just a bit of grass
the reds are hiding. in those small patches of grass. they are very hard to see but there.
Out isde the bar the pompano and some flounder are feeding. and the spanish are from 6 foot of water
out.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/09/15------- No much really out side the bar
is some what better.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/02/15------- Two pines is a good bet
the Trout are still here not huge numbers but fish able, The Best bet is in the back behind the islands
just north at Pirate Harbor it is just over fished. The out side of the bar from Bunrt store
to two pines and below is a good place to find Flounder and Pomano

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/30/15------ This area has a ton of Snook and the red fish
have apperaded out of no where again, the Fishing is getting better by the hour.
The Trout and Pompano, as well as Flounder out side the bar
Anotherr good place to find that pre-season Tarpon/.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/22/15------This whoile arae is good for Reds right now
they are laying up in the holes right on top of the bar. WHich means they are over looked by
most people who fish either inside or out of the bar. Watch for small holes with just a bit of grass
the reds are hiding. in those small patches of grass. they are very hard to see but there.
Out isde the bar the pompano and some flounder are feeding. and the spanish are from 6 foot of water
out.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/09/15------- No much really out side the bar
is some what better.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/02/15------- Two pines is a good bet
the Trout are still here not huge numbers but fish able, The Best bet is in the back behind the islands
just north at Pirate Harbor it is just over fished. The out side of the bar from Bunrt store
to two pines and below is a good place to find Flounder and Pomano

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/01/16---- Red fish out by the bar some nice schools, Very
hard to find what they want to eat. Big Trout on the flats not much for numbers but these Trout are over
20 inches

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/16/16---- Pompano and Trout out side the bar
Back in 2 pines the Snook are stacking up, A bunch of buck Snook out on the open
You are propobly driving over them to get back to the mangroves where you think they are
The Red fish are doing well under the mangroves

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/24/16---- Hearing stories of a couple big schools of Red fish
working just inside the bar and out side the bar the pompano are in great numbers.
Snook on the open flat as the sun starts to shine. once the water starts getting too warm in
the afternoon they head back up under the mangroves for shade

 

 

April-4

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/27/15------ From @ pines to Burnt store has been great
if not excellent tarpon fishing, the Tarpon have seem to move a little north, towards Pirate Harbor
The tewo pines has some Snook but Better on the reds right now.
If the tide is up a 1.5 or better look for nice size Trout on the flats..

Tons of Snook most are Small but they are loade up at the north end of Hobbs<
Back on the back side the red fish a few but big.
Snook are the thick thick thick.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/13/15------ starting to pick up here with the Snook
Moving down from the upper harbor on the way top spawn near the gulf.
Red ifsh out by the bar are larger but not in big munbers. There is quite a few smaller Reds back up aginst
the isalnds

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/07/15------ Snook and some Red fish, The Tarpon and Spanish mackerel
are just out side the bar,

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/06/16---- Permit out side the bar.
Behind Hobbs there are Flounder , Snook and some Trout
Burnt store to 2 pines has a ton of Snook inside the bar.
The open flats has Trout and the reds are closer to the trees

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/16/16----REd fish are really moving out from where htey have been hiding
way in the back islands. and the same hold true for the Snook
Burnt store and two pines are loading up with Snook . the back side of Hobbs has a bunch of nice red fish in the deep cut

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/29/16---- Lots of scatter out side the bar 8 feet of water
Tons of Snook and a few red fish. Now many trout but some nice

 ones

 

May-5

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/25/15------ Red ifsh and Snook along the bar
better number backs under the trees, Sharks out side off the Bar,
A lot of Silver Trout out off the bar  on hard bottom

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/15/15------Snook is great here, and a few Trout,
Out side the bar and right on top for the sharks, the Tarpon are crusing the out side of the bar
not a lot of Tarpon but not a lot of boats either, So good place to find your Tarpon

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/07/15------ Snook OMG big ones just behind the bar
or right next to the bushes big Snook . Some Reds under the mangroves as the tide comes up.
Out side the bar lots of Sharks and The Tarpon cruise the bar in the early mornign hours

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/09/16----- out aside the bar 8 feet of water great fishing for Tarpon
Cobia and Sharks . behind the bar there is Snook and some red fish.

June

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/24/15------ Snook is the thing here, lots of them startoing to com in
from the spawn on the beaches  and this is one of the first places the return to after the spawn each year
Te Snook have been out by the sand bar earely in the day and as the sun gets over head the are moving to
the shade of the mangrove trees.
The Trout out on the flats is pretty good fishing from day light until around 10:am.
A few reports of Red fish, the better reports of reds are early in the morning
and very close if not on top of the sand bars

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/15/15------ Red fish are not great but there are some here
Quite a few Snook to keep you busy, the sharks on the bar or just inside the bar are thick,
the Trout which may be why the sharks are here, are doing well on top of the bar as well

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/08/15------ Lots of snook all along the whole shore here
the red fish seem to be more under the mangroves and you will need shrimp or Blue crabs
to have a good day catching.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/02/15------ Trapon ok out isde the bar but not steady,
Some sharks again not steady, Pompano, and some Trout,
Pirate harbor has good Red ifsh fishing, Shrimp and or white bait
Snook scattered all along the shorelines and islands

July

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/28/15------ Red fish, good Reds keeper size
are all around the islands and early you can find a bunch on the north end of hobbs

Out by the bar there is quite a few, Reds just inside the bar  in the grass, why they are there I
got no idea, wrong place, right fish I guess.
 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/15/15------ Red fish steady here along the mangrove
Pin fish seem ot be the best bait, try them live if they don't want that, cut the pin fish in half.
The are some Snook in all of the places and getting better by the day or week.
The Trout have been thicker out by the bar, Poppin corks or mirr-o-lures 17 mr best bet for them.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/06/15----- Hobbs has Red Fish and Snook on it
Two Pines has a ton of Snook, with a few Red fish

Pritae Harbor out in front on the bar Sharks and some Trout

August
Fishin Frank & Robert   08/24/15------ Tarpon out side the bar. very steady action
Red fish on the bar, and back to the islands, There is a couple of big schools, slot fish
working their way up and down from burnt store to Two pines

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/12/15------ Lot of red fish, along the shore and the islands
the schools of red fish are feeding along the bars, The Reds being cuaght are hitting the Pin fish
cut up in pieces,.
The Snook are here as well but the reds are doing way better

 

September

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/15/15------ Lots of red fish and there is a bunch of Snook, many out in the
middle of the flats laying up in the little holes.

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/07/15------ A bunch of Reds out side on the bar or just iinside the bar.
the afternnonn bite is best for the red fish, I should think morning would be better with the heat and all
but after noon delite it is.
A few Trout and some lady fish on the bar as well.
Tarpon out side the bar are steady to great fishing right now.

October

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/27/15-----Still a lot of Reds cursing the bar from
Burnt store to two pines, Snook are in the burnt store channel.
The pompano are right out side the bar, just south of Brunt store

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/19/15----- The Pompano out side the bar
and Red fish just inside the bars,
Tarpon in the Pirate Harbor canals systems , Lil fishy jigs are rocking the Tarpon
Snook are moving back into the canals and out along the mangroves
Two pines has both Snook and Red fish in good numbers

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/09/15------ Lots of Red fish, it is a Red fish story
the are Jacks at the entrance to Pirate Harbor, Reds and Reds, quite a few Small Snook.
Some Flounder and Pompano out on the bar.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/03/15------ Big Reds out on the bar, tons f fun but many over size Reds in these
schools, the are more keeper and smaller Reds back by the Mangroves, But the big ones out on the bar
are awesome

November

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/23/15-----Hobbs there is a lot of Pompano out side the bar to just in side
The red fish are crazy good fishing right now, Live bait , dead bait or lures you have to look but when you
find them it is on.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/13/15----- Hobbs Red fish and Snook seem to be hanging out behind the
Point, The Tarpon are in the canals, and just out side the channel the Pompano are holding here

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/30/15-----  Red Fish , flounder Torut and Pomano all along the bar
as you get inside the bar there are some Trout and a lot of Red fish , The Snook here seem to be more under the
mangrove branches .

 

 

 

December

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/13/16-----  Mixed reports 1 guy great on Trout 3 ok 1 bad
so The reds are making a come back mostly smaller ones but a few slot

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/22/16--------  Trout on the bar, with the Red fish way in the back around the islands
in the deep holes . Jacks on top of the bar working their way up and down the bar.

Fishin Frank & Robert   12/28/16-------- Lots of Red fish, if you can get to the mangroves, with the shallow water
the reds are hanging out under the trees. look for shade with the red fish.
Some Cobia and a few Trout as well as a handful of Pompano.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--12/30/14-------Scattered red fish and Snook
the Pompano are out side the bar, Bana Jigs and if it was me I would use a fuzzy tail
crappie jig tipped with a tiny peice of shrimp. The pompano are good eating,
 But seem to want very small baits, so regular size shrimp with a #4 hook under
a poppin cork is your best live bait bet

 

East Side "keys"  the Islands which run from Alligator Creek to Pirate Harbor
    
Cormorant key    One of the islands "keys" on the east side.

Sneaky Creek      One of the creeks on the east side.

Hobbs point-  ......Pirate Harbor-

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/18/16----- smae thing as farther down lot sof Snook here more than to the south
The reds are more out on the inside of the bar. but there is so many under the mnagroves
Pin fish seem to be the bait of choice Shrimp is number two. Blue crabs are a distant 3 rd on bait choice for east side fishing
Fishin Frank & Robert   10/24/16-----

 

 

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/13/16-----  Just north of Pirate Harbor big Red and bunches of Snook
under the mangrove branches, around the islands, Shrimp is a great bait ,
If you dont find the reds under the branches try out 15 feet off the shore

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/22/16----- scatter on the islands and out in the trough behind the bar
are bunches of red fish. Some Trout on the flats, the Snook are under slot but if you go way back quiet waters
there is a lot of larger snook

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/28/16-----   Lots of red fish near the bushes or just in side the bar,
Good thing is shrimp is working real good as the bait.
Some Pompano on the bar a couple Trout here and there

 

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/08/16-----  Lots of blue crabs on the bar,
The trough behind the bar has some spanish, and the reds are out here looking to eat crabs
so chunks of blue crabs is your best bait for the reds

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/15/16-----  Pirate harbor has  lots of Tarpon , Just to the north
there is Trout not as many as a week ago.
The reds are out by the bar, and the Snook are hanging out under the mangroves

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/22/16----- Tons of Tarpon in Pirate harbor
and the trough just insiide the bar has a lot of reds, Snapper under the mangroves
There is also a bunch of Snook under the branches of the mangroves.

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/29/16-----  good trout by hobbs point,
Red fish out by the bar and in the pot holes.
Inside Pirate harbor the  Tarpon little ones are in good numbers ,
Flounder out along the bar.

 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/04/16----- Red fish out on the bar just onside and quite a few up under the mangroves
Trout on the flats and out side the bar a few schools of Pompano

Red fish seem ot be thicker here than other areas, the red are out by the bar or if the tides slow down
go look back under the trees. there ids some Trout they are even hitting cut bait.
The Sharks are out on the bar, right on the bar.
Lots of Snook on the bar or under the mangrove. The Snappers are still here and better size than out on the
reef,

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   07/29/16-----  Lots of Blue crabs thick on the bar, Nice eating
size crabs. Spanish Mackerel out of the bar, Larger Spanish beihand the bar, over 2 foot long
 

 

Hobbs point-  ......Pirate Harbor- .

Brunt store          Two Pines 

January

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/13/15------- Red ifsh on the mangroves
not so many keepers as I would like to hear about lots of rats, but there are keeper
Pompano and Trout are just out side the bar, good numbers of fish to keep you busy

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--01/22/15-------   Lot sof Trout insdie the canals
of Pirate Harbor, and lager ones out side, Sheep head bigger ones under the mangorve
of two pines, Pompano out side the bar from burnt store down to two pines


 

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/04/16-----  Lots of Pompano scattered on the bar,
Lot sof flounder here as well.
Smaller reds under slot , but fun to catch, pieces of shrimp or smaller Live shrimp
for these rat reds

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/13/16----- Trout inside Pirate Harbor,
out by the bar Pompano, the big red fish are not in great number but a few.
There is a ton of smaller reds.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   01/26/16----- Mostly Trout out by the bar and on the open flat
There are fish like Reds and Snook, but they are hiding way back in small deep holes around
the islands

February

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/23/15------Small trout inside pirate Habror
the larger fish are out side near the bar. Some nice Snappers inside.
Pompano are out side the bar from Pirtae Harbor down to Two pines
the island inside two pines are loaded with Red fish. ther is a lot of Snook here as well
but hard to get to bite.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/09/15------- Bonnet heads and Trout,
with some nice schools of pompano just out side the bar. Behind the bar near two pines
the is a big school of Reds

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--02/02/15-------Fish are finicky the snook are here
back under the trees and in the holes, not many out in the open,
Some nice red fish just north of burnt store. and the first bay on the south of 2 pines has
some slot fish under the trees and the south side

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/03/16-----Lots of smaller Trout all over the bars.
The Sharks mostly Bonnet/ shovel nose are really thick on the top of the bars
Snook fishing even with the cold water is getting better,
More stories of Red fish near 2 pines no one is saying where exzactly but only
that they caught them there

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/08/16----  Trout in the deeper water behind Hobbs
and there is some nice reds back there as well.
A ton of little tiny Trout in the parking lot they call Pirate Harbor.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/15/16---- Scattered Red fish and some Trout hit or miss by the hour

Fishin Frank & Robert   02/24/16---- Trout out by the bar and Pompano out side the bar
Funny the larger Trout are in 2 feet of water behind the bar, more fish but smaller out side the bar

 

March

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/30/15------ This area has a ton of Snook and the red fish
have apperaded out of no where again, the Fishing is getting better by the hour.
The Trout and Pompano, as well as Flounder out side the bar
An other good place to find that pre-season Tarpon/.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/22/15------This whole arae is good for Reds right now
they are laying up in the holes right on top of the bar. Which means they are over looked by
most people who fish either inside or out of the bar. Watch for small holes with just a bit of grass
the reds are hiding. in those small patches of grass. they are very hard to see but there.
Out isde the bar the pompano and some flounder are feeding. and the spanish are from 6 foot of water
out.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/09/15------- No much really out side the bar
is some what better.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/02/15------- Two pines is a good bet
the Trout are still here not huge numbers but fish able, The Best bet is in the back behind the islands
just north at Pirate Harbor it is just over fished. The out side of the bar from Bunrt store
to two pines and below is a good place to find Flounder and Pomano

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/30/15------ This area has a ton of Snook and the red fish
have apperaded out of no where again, the Fishing is getting better by the hour.
The Trout and Pompano, as well as Flounder out side the bar
Anotherr good place to find that pre-season Tarpon/.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/22/15------This whoile arae is good for Reds right now
they are laying up in the holes right on top of the bar. WHich means they are over looked by
most people who fish either inside or out of the bar. Watch for small holes with just a bit of grass
the reds are hiding. in those small patches of grass. they are very hard to see but there.
Out isde the bar the pompano and some flounder are feeding. and the spanish are from 6 foot of water
out.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/09/15------- No much really out side the bar
is some what better.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--03/02/15------- Two pines is a good bet
the Trout are still here not huge numbers but fish able, The Best bet is in the back behind the islands
just north at Pirate Harbor it is just over fished. The out side of the bar from Bunrt store
to two pines and below is a good place to find Flounder and Pomano

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/01/16---- Red fish out by the bar some nice schools, Very
hard to find what they want to eat. Big Trout on the flats not much for numbers but these Trout are over
20 inches

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/16/16---- Pompano and Trout out side the bar
Back in 2 pines the Snook are stacking up, A bunch of buck Snook out on the open
You are propobly driving over them to get back to the mangroves where you think they are
The Red fish are doing well under the mangroves

Fishin Frank & Robert   03/24/16---- Hearing stories of a couple big schools of Red fish
working just inside the bar and out side the bar the pompano are in great numbers.
Snook on the open flat as the sun starts to shine. once the water starts getting too warm in
the afternoon they head back up under the mangroves for shade

 

 

April-4

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/27/15------ From @ pines to Burnt store has been great
if not excellent tarpon fishing, the Tarpon have seem to move a little north, towards Pirate Harbor
The tewo pines has some Snook but Better on the reds right now.
If the tide is up a 1.5 or better look for nice size Trout on the flats..

Tons of Snook most are Small but they are loade up at the north end of Hobbs<
Back on the back side the red fish a few but big.
Snook are the thick thick thick.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/13/15------ starting to pick up here with the Snook
Moving down from the upper harbor on the way top spawn near the gulf.
Red ifsh out by the bar are larger but not in big munbers. There is quite a few smaller Reds back up aginst
the isalnds

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--04/07/15------ Snook and some Red fish, The Tarpon and Spanish mackerel
are just out side the bar,

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/06/16---- Permit out side the bar.
Behind Hobbs there are Flounder , Snook and some Trout
Burnt store to 2 pines has a ton of Snook inside the bar.
The open flats has Trout and the reds are closer to the trees

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/16/16----REd fish are really moving out from where htey have been hiding
way in the back islands. and the same hold true for the Snook
Burnt store and two pines are loading up with Snook . the back side of Hobbs has a bunch of nice red fish in the deep cut

Fishin Frank & Robert   04/29/16---- Lots of scatter out side the bar 8 feet of water
Tons of Snook and a few red fish. Now many trout but some nice

 ones

 

May-5

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/25/15------ Red ifsh and Snook along the bar
better number backs under the trees, Sharks out side off the Bar,
A lot of Silver Trout out off the bar  on hard bottom

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/15/15------Snook is great here, and a few Trout,
Out side the bar and right on top for the sharks, the Tarpon are crusing the out side of the bar
not a lot of Tarpon but not a lot of boats either, So good place to find your Tarpon

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--05/07/15------ Snook OMG big ones just behind the bar
or right next to the bushes big Snook . Some Reds under the mangroves as the tide comes up.
Out side the bar lots of Sharks and The Tarpon cruise the bar in the early mornign hours

Fishin Frank & Robert   05/09/16----- out aside the bar 8 feet of water great fishing for Tarpon
Cobia and Sharks . behind the bar there is Snook and some red fish.

June

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/24/15------ Snook is the thing here, lots of them startoing to com in
from the spawn on the beaches  and this is one of the first places the return to after the spawn each year
Te Snook have been out by the sand bar earely in the day and as the sun gets over head the are moving to
the shade of the mangrove trees.
The Trout out on the flats is pretty good fishing from day light until around 10:am.
A few reports of Red fish, the better reports of reds are early in the morning
and very close if not on top of the sand bars

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/15/15------ Red fish are not great but there are some here
Quite a few Snook to keep you busy, the sharks on the bar or just inside the bar are thick,
the Trout which may be why the sharks are here, are doing well on top of the bar as well

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/08/15------ Lots of snook all along the whole shore here
the red fish seem to be more under the mangroves and you will need shrimp or Blue crabs
to have a good day catching.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--06/02/15------ Trapon ok out isde the bar but not steady,
Some sharks again not steady, Pompano, and some Trout,
Pirate harbor has good Red ifsh fishing, Shrimp and or white bait
Snook scattered all along the shorelines and islands

July

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/28/15------ Red fish, good Reds keeper size
are all around the islands and early you can find a bunch on the north end of hobbs

Out by the bar there is quite a few, Reds just inside the bar  in the grass, why they are there I
got no idea, wrong place, right fish I guess.
 

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/15/15------ Red fish steady here along the mangrove
Pin fish seem ot be the best bait, try them live if they don't want that, cut the pin fish in half.
The are some Snook in all of the places and getting better by the day or week.
The Trout have been thicker out by the bar, Poppin corks or mirr-o-lures 17 mr best bet for them.

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--07/06/15----- Hobbs has Red Fish and Snook on it
Two Pines has a ton of Snook, with a few Red fish

Pritae Harbor out in front on the bar Sharks and some Trout

August
Fishin Frank & Robert   08/24/15------ Tarpon out side the bar. very steady action
Red fish on the bar, and back to the islands, There is a couple of big schools, slot fish
working their way up and down from burnt store to Two pines

Fishin Frank & Robert   08/12/15------ Lot of red fish, along the shore and the islands
the schools of red fish are feeding along the bars, The Reds being cuaght are hitting the Pin fish
cut up in pieces,.
The Snook are here as well but the reds are doing way better

 

September

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/15/15------ Lots of red fish and there is a bunch of Snook, many out in the
middle of the flats laying up in the little holes.

Fishin Frank & Robert   09/07/15------ A bunch of Reds out side on the bar or just iinside the bar.
the afternnonn bite is best for the red fish, I should think morning would be better with the heat and all
but after noon delite it is.
A few Trout and some lady fish on the bar as well.
Tarpon out side the bar are steady to great fishing right now.

October

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/27/15-----Still a lot of Reds cursing the bar from
Burnt store to two pines, Snook are in the burnt store channel.
The pompano are right out side the bar, just south of Brunt store

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/19/15----- The Pompano out side the bar
and Red fish just inside the bars,
Tarpon in the Pirate Harbor canals systems , Lil fishy jigs are rocking the Tarpon
Snook are moving back into the canals and out along the mangroves
Two pines has both Snook and Red fish in good numbers

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/09/15------ Lots of Red fish, it is a Red fish story
the are Jacks at the entrance to Pirate Harbor, Reds and Reds, quite a few Small Snook.
Some Flounder and Pompano out on the bar.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   10/03/15------ Big Reds out on the bar, tons f fun but many over size Reds in these
schools, the are more keeper and smaller Reds back by the Mangroves, But the big ones out on the bar
are awesome

November

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/23/15-----Hobbs there is a lot of Pompano out side the bar to just in side
The red fish are crazy good fishing right now, Live bait , dead bait or lures you have to look but when you
find them it is on.

 

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/13/15----- Hobbs Red fish and Snook seem to be hanging out behind the
Point, The Tarpon are in the canals, and just out side the channel the Pompano are holding here

Fishin Frank & Robert   11/30/15-----  Red Fish , flounder Torut and Pomano all along the bar
as you get inside the bar there are some Trout and a lot of Red fish , The Snook here seem to be more under the
mangrove branches .

 

 

 

December

Fishin Frank & Robert's report--12/30/14-------Scattered red fish and Snook
the Pompano are out side the bar, Bana Jigs and if it was me I would use a fuzzy tail
crappie jig tipped with a tiny peice of shrimp. The pompano are good eating,
 But seem to want very small baits, so regular size shrimp with a #4 hook under
a poppin cork is your best live bait bet