Hot gulf water and hot sunshine and the grouper are resting in deep, deep water way offshore. At least the scamp are feeding pretty good. Offshore has been a little slow this past month and a half but should get better as September cools off. The amberjack seem to be just getting larger and more numerous. Try a good size live bait and wait for the pull.
Inshore fishing in St Joe Bay and along the beach has slowed down during the middle of the day but is producing some pretty good speckled trout and red fish in the early morning and late afternoon. The whiting and sand trout are still moving along the beaches and look for the flounder in the intercostal and some of the deeper waters in the bay. September should become a very productive month and get even better in October.
Don’t forget to file a float plan, and let somebody know when you are going to return. Be safe. Good fishing and good luck.