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BACKWATER

Summer weather pattern begins; p.m. showers again this week. Winds stay east; keeps water clarity good. Water temps stay 73-75. Issue with late week ebb tides to excess 4.’Avoid. Some improvement in show ratio of our summer “staple” sizable mangrove snapper; most still runts. Deeper cuts Johnson, Rookery Bay best venues; either tide jig head shrimp just off bottom. Snook to slot very active on pilchards, threads. Henderson Creek current points a.m. incoming and Johnson Bay outflow early p.m. outgoing with live bait to bottom. Pompano showing Hurricane Pass outgoing in gin clean water on shrimp rigs or small tipped jigs worked more to center of Pass.

NEARSHORE

Stable warmth keeping snook active; both slots and juveniles. Best: Blind Pass east edges Kice Island on early incoming with pilchards post shower. Mackerel showing (scattered yet) on Capri Pass barges. Working tipped flashy jigs under chum; a.m. incoming best.

OFFSHORE

Best action domain out here; clean water, stable water temps. Deep wrecks have full array of northbound pelagics; kings on live bait on wire under chum; cobia will arrive on surface and go for sight cast thread herring; permit on small crabs under chum; sharks on most any soaking bait under chum on hefty tackle.