Tim Rushing

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July last week! After starting the week red hot, the fireworks continued all week and right on through the 4th on the water…It’s been a Southern Gentlemen style start to the month!

The past 10-12 days have been another great example of fishing in July. The first half of the time span was defined by brutal heat, low wind, and great bait, if you like fishing with pilchards. The second half of the period was forced around some serious wind, rain and near constant cloud cover. The bait became scarce, and suddenly, we were faced with the unfamiliar trip to the bait shops for …shrimp! The only constant in all this, was he action. Big fish, little fish, and everything in between brought it’s A Game, and provided some rewarding trips.

As the afternoon wore on, Bob decided to step up and match his big brother of 2 minutes, with this absolutely gorgeous beast of a redfish! In all, both brothers landed 38″ fish, that weighed 18-19 pounds each, on big pilchards.

Tight Lines,
Captain Tim

Fish Species: Snook/Tarpon
Bait Used:
Tackle Used:
Method Used:
Water Depth:
Water Temperature:
Wind Direction:
Wind Speed:

Do you want to leave a comment? Login or register now to leave a comment.

No comments so far

Tim Rushing

About The Author: Captain Tim Rushing

Company: Southern Gentlemen Fishing

Area Reporting: Naples, Marco Island, Ten Thousand Islands

Bio: As a Fourth-generation native Floridian, I have spent more than 30 years soaking up the unrivaled fishery that is Southwest Florida. I spent much of my youth fishing everywhere for everything that could be caught in fresh or saltwater in this state. As a true Florida “Native” that has fished every single corner of the state for every single species of fish this great state offers, I knew this region was special the first time I laid eyes on her upon moving here after graduating from the University of Florida. Every time I go out on the water, whether it is the mystery and allure of the 10,000 islands and Everglades, the beautiful beaches of Naples and Marco or the grandeur of the Pine Island Sound Islands I feel like I am stealing something wonderful from the rest of the world! For the past 30 years I have studied, mastered, and observed the awesome gamefish and wildlife with the eye of a Florida native, and the excitement of kid at the beach for the first time in his life.

Click Here For Past Fishing Reports by Captain Tim Rushing