Spanish mackerel, trout and tarpon are being caught by anglers taking the Jetty Boat to go to north jetty, said John McNatt of Fisherman's Wharf. Lots of kingfish, tuna, a large spinner shark, grouper and more sharks were caught. Catches on one boat included a red grouper, two gag grouper and two scamp grouper.
A 25-pound snapper, a 69-pound wahoo, a 101-pound shark and a 46- pound king were the big catches at Dolphin Dock, making fishing great, according to Sandy Martin. Other catches included limits of snapper, barracuda, dorado, shark, wahoo, blackfin tuna, red and vermilion snapper, ling and grouper.
Fishing also has been really good on boats out of Deep Sea Headquarters reported Bethany Holden. The biggest catches were a 73-pound sandbar shark and a 62-pound wahoo. Also caught were limits of kingfish and red snapper, dorado, blackfin tuna, Atlantic sharpnose shark and kingfish.
Beverly Stapleton, who gives the paper the fishing report each week out of Offshore Adventures, was the headliner this week with a 70- pound scalloped hammerhead shark. Limits of red snapper, amberjack, gray snapper, lane snapper, vermilion snapper, blackfin tuna, rock hind, Atlantic sharpnose shark, kingfish, bonnethead sharks, barracuda, sandbar shark, ling and triggerfish were caught offshore. Mullet, perch, live shrimp, croaker and piggy perch lured reds and trout in the bays.
A more than 100-pound tarpon was caught and released on the Island Queen out of Woody's Sports Center, said Sandra Fudge. Fishermen on the Island Queen also caught small shark and bull reds using ribbonfish and menhaden. In the bays, anglers reeled in redfish, black drum and trout. Offshore, amberjack, dorado, shark, wahoo, ling, red snapper and kingfish were caught.