It's summer in Florida. Which means it's HOT! Guess what if you are hot then the water is hot, if the water is hot, the fish are hot. If you want to have the best chance at catching fish in the summer think Early or Late. All the charters I have been doing lately are in the morning and evening. Leaving the hottest part of the day to relax chill and cool off. I like to head out in the mornings around 7am and be off the water by 11 or 11:30 and then revisit the fishing around 4:30 or 5 to 8:30 or 9. This pattern seems to be working and the fish seem to be moving, eating and cooperating more during these times. So in conclusion you are more comfortable the fishing is better and the guide is happy. Sounds like a win win win.
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