July Fishing Guide

Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat 

Summer is finally officially here and the bite is as hot as the weather! 

smiling man in water holding fish

Fishing in Summer in Central Florida

With all the species coming out to feed, it’s been a great way to kick off the season. The flounder, trout, redfish and snook have all been very active. 

I recently started using the new DOA 2.5-inch shrimp as bait and had some good luck midday on the trout bite (pictured above). I like the maneuverability of the lure and it’s feel while reeling. 

smiling man in water holding fish

What’s Biting in Florida

My buddy Brian French (@FrenchDip33, pictured above) scored an epic flounder catch on hook and line recently close to the north bridge in New Smyrna Beach using live shrimp. I myself have been seeing a bunch of flounder in the backwaters but have yet to score one since summer has started. 

Local shredder and hardcore fisherman Bobby Levy (@Bobby_Levy, pictured below) recently went out fishing with me and scored an epic sight casted redfish in the backwater flats. He loves his fishing and it was super cool to see him in his element on the paddle board in the backwaters of Bethune Beach. 

smiling man in water holding fish

As we move deeper into the summer season, expect more tight lines along with a plethora of bait. The key will be trusting your spots and being patient! 

Until next month… Cast ‘em, Hook ‘em and Catch ‘em!


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July Tide Chart in Ponce Inlet:

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