Out of Tarpon Springs, the Spanish mackerel bite is picking up. Happily, the summer bait hatch is growing and therefore easier to catch, but for the meanwhile continue to use your 1/4 inch bait net. Summer snapper love this size bait and are eating it up right now. Half day trips early in the morning and later in the evening are the best for dock fishing for snook, reds and my favorite, juvenile tarpon. Tonight I’m gator hunting on Orange Lake. Wish me luck, they have had way too much rain this month. But I’ll report back next week to let you know how it went and what to expect if you’re going to give it a shot.