With August comes the dog days of summer with air temperatures in the high 90s. The Trout bite has been very consistent fishing the early mornings and late evenings around Heron Bay and Little Dauphin Bay. The Flounder bite has steadily picked up through the summer with large reports of Flounder stacked up around the rock jetties around Dauphin island. Look to target these Flounder using curly tail jigs with a slow retrieve across the bottom.
Continuous rain throughout the month of July has caused the rivers to dump dirty water into the bay and surrounding waters. The key to locating fish right now is to find clean water. I’ve made several trips lately to Big Lagoon and the water is still fairly clear there. Look to target Trout on the flats around Ono Island early in the day and shift gears towards the docks as the temperatures heat up. I have found the Egret Wedgetail Mullets to be very productive around the docks and the Berkeley Gulp 6” Jerk Shad to be my go to on the flats.
Always exercise safety on the water, wear your PFD and have a float plan.