Up until a few months ago, I was on the water in my yak just about every other weekend. I’d get up at my regular time, say about 7am, load the yak up, and hit the water about 8am. That was when the night temperatures were low; and the fish would put on a regular bite until noon.
That was then.
Now, if I’m going to fish, I need to get up at 5am and hit the water by 6am, if I’m going to have any chance of catching any snook, trout, or reds. You see the summer night temps here in Florida are about 75-80 degrees, which means the water temps are going to mimic them. I remember the end of last summer the water temps were in the 90s around Pine Island.
I’ve always been a bigger fan of sunsets then sunrises, so, its tough getting me out of bed that early, especially since I have to rise early for work. A boy does need at least one day to catch some zzzzzzzs.
There is fishing still to be had in Florida, just not much from a yak. Hell, down in the Keys right now, they’re tearing up the dolphin. Except, they are a few miles out on the reefs. That’s not going to happen in a yak. Sorry.
But I’m open to suggestions from all you yak fisherman and women. What kind of yak fishing are ya’ll doing this summer in Florida while the sun is baking you??