Slow troll with live bait on wrecks, reefs and ledges for kingfish Always look for birds and bait on top of the water. If you prefer to Bottom fish try finding some good current and put out a few chum bags for mangrove snapper, mutton snapper and an occasional kingfish. Try drifting over wrecks and ledges, using a double rig or a knocker rig. Ledge anglers troll rigged ballyhoo for dolphin, wahoo and sailfish look for birds or debris on top of the water.
and our surf and pier anglers you will continue to catch whiting, bluefish, flounder and pompano using sand fleas, fiddler crabs and live shrimp. Flounder bite has been good at the inlets and beaches around. Try jighead with any live bait or ½ jigheads with paddle tails. August is a great month for trolling behind the shrimp boats for sharks and tarpon. Troll big live baits like mullet or pogies.
Snook, Redfish and Trout on top water plugs or jerk baits around the oyster bars and grass edges on the flats has been great this summer so keep doing that first thing in the morning and the last 2 hours in the evening. When it heats up switch to live bait, either popping cork and shrimp and also try live mullet or cut bait. Fish the banks around the inlet for a mixed bag everything from snapper to tarpon. I like to free line a shrimp, croaker, or mullet for any of these species on a quarter ounce to half ounce jig head with a shrimp or croaker or your favorite live bait or artificial bait. Flounder bite should still be one of the better bites this month. Fish the grass banks, drop-offs, rocks and creek holes with a ¼ oz jighead with any live bait or your favorite paddle tail and slowly drag it on the bottom.
Good luck out there and be safe!