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August Pier & Shore Report: Late Summer Options

August Pier & Shore Report: Late Summer Options

Try to Beat the Heat for Better Fishing August marks the peak of summer heat and humidity along the Emerald Coast. Anglers can expect water temperatures to languish in the middle 80s while air temperatures often reach the middle to upper 90s during the day. At least...
Pier & Shore Report: Dress Cool and Enjoy the Sun

Pier & Shore Report: Dress Cool and Enjoy the Sun

Head Out In Early Morning or Late Afternoon for the Best Action The month of July ushers in the truly tropical summer season for the north-central Gulf Coast, with water temperatures languishing in the sultry middle 80s while air temperatures often climb into the 90s...
Pier & Shore Report: Early Summer Angling Sessions

Pier & Shore Report: Early Summer Angling Sessions

Perfect Days to Catch Mackerel and Other Big Game Fish June typically offers Gulf Coast anglers a much more stable weather pattern with high pressure in control and predictable breeze patterns prevailing. Most days start with a land breeze, or cooling offshore breeze...
Pier & Shore Report: Come What May

Pier & Shore Report: Come What May

A pre-summer peak in fishing activity takes place this month The month of May typically comes with a huge upswing in air and water temperatures into the 80s, along with corresponding increases in fish availability and activity. With the notable exception of the...
Pier & Shore Report: Springing Forth Into Action

Pier & Shore Report: Springing Forth Into Action

Cornucopia of Action Awaits Coastal Anglers This Month Hope springs eternal, and so does the good fishing along the north-central Gulf Coast during April. Though we may still see some cool spells and occasional rough weather from late cold fronts, this month truly...