Tomorrow evening, August 8, at 7:30 we will get together and disucss the heat and Redfish.
I have maps to discuss the navigation and see videos of fishing around Chokoloskee. Maybe Pavillion Key?
August is hot, the dog days of summer. Do Redfish care?
From Wikipedia: The dog days or dog days of summer are the hot, sultry days of summer. They were historically the period following the heliacal rising of the star Sirius, which Greek and Roman astrology connected with heat, drought, sudden thunderstorms, lethargy, fever, mad dogs, and bad luck. They are now taken to be the hottest, most uncomfortable part of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.
August is for sure one of the warmest months of the year to fish here in Chokoloskee, Everglades City, and the Everglades National Park, however, if you time your day appropriately, is can also be one of your most productive fishing months. Day time air temperatures are now averaging around 92. Water temps around 87. It does heat up by mid day, but the daily thunder storms will drive you back to the dock just as the bite wanes. After the storms are over, head back out again for some great early evening / sunset action. I have been going out around 7:00-11:00am, and 4:30-8:30pm.
Redfish will bite best on an incoming tide on the near shore oyster bars with live Shrimp, Pilchards, or Thread Herring. Try a popping cork with about 3′ of 25 lb fluorocarbon leader and an appropriate sized circle hook to match your bait. Many artificials are equally as good and I really like a Gulp! shrimp – natural or new penny color on a 3/8 oz red jig head
Capt Pete Rapps
There will be some Pizza and adult carbonated beverages, so come share and join in the fun.
See you there!