OK, I'm over it.
If the tarpon won't cooperate or if the wind is blowing, at least we can make the day with the excellent puppy drum fishing along the shoreline. Mixed with some trout and flounder, the light tackle fishing is really good.
For those that still want the salt of the salt, there is still some good bottom fishing, amberjacks, plenty of bailer dolphin, groupers and more, Capt. Ray and Capt. Greg, a couple of remaining openings on The Run Off with Capt. Brian.
Capt. Gary and Joe Ward are the best of the best at beating the banks for the mixed bag.
Scattered openings remain for all of us through July, but if you are looking at a trip in August or September for the giant red drum, you better book now. On many dates, all of the guides are completely booked. Some of the guides have scattered openings, but from all the advance bookings, it's going to be a very busy season.