Ahoy, anglers! Adam Morley here, reporting live from the vibrant waters of Flagler to Crescent Beach. As the proud owner of Genung’s Fish Camp, I’ve been keeping a keen eye on the fishing scene, and let me tell you, it’s been nothing short of exciting!

First things first—the recent new moon had the fish fired up, and while it’s hard to say if the eclipse had any impact on the fishing, a friend and I were out during the peak of the eclipse in our area and seemed to do alright. In fact I caught my personal best Bonnet head using a Fishbites Paddle Tail. Coincidence? Perhaps, but I’ll take it as a good omen!

Now, let’s talk about the main event—the pompano bite. It’s been nothing short of on fire from Flagler to Crescent Beach. My buddy Mike Cook, aka the St. Augustine Sandman, and others have been reporting limits using pompano rigs paired with Fishbites and blue crab. Trust me when I say, if you haven’t tried your luck with pompano yet, now’s the time!

But wait, there’s more! The whiting bite has also been strong along the beaches where clean water is found. These tasty fish are putting up quite the fight, and anglers are reeling them in left and right.

Inshore, the flounder have finally showed up this week, and let me tell you, it’s been a flounder frenzy! One of my clients did exceptionally well using the Fishbites Fight Club Lures (the paddle tails). These artificial baits are proving to be irresistible to the flatties, so be sure to stock up before hitting the water.

Now, let’s talk about my personal favorite—redfish. They’ve been plentiful in the creeks and flats, and with low tides caused by the moon, the schools have been easy to find in the shallows. However, they seem to be rather picky with their diet, making us work for every bite. Interestingly, mud minnows outperformed both live shrimp and Fishbites on my last charter for redfish. Sometimes, you just gotta give the fish what they want!

Looking ahead, this week is looking favorable with comfortable conditions and plenty of moving water coming off the recent new moon. So grab your gear, hop aboard your boat, and join me for an unforgettable adventure on the water. Until next time, tight lines and smooth sailing!