High winds and rough water continue to keep more boats inshore, but catching is great for anglers in the bays, surf, channel and off the jetties. A few docks reported they did not have a boat go offshore last week.
According to Sandra Fudge of
Woody's Sports Center, plenty of fish still are being caught inshore, including sheepshead, redfish and speckled trout.
North jetty anglers using the Jetty Boat are returning with snook, huge redfish and lots of trout, said John McNatt of Fisherman's Wharf. Offshore trips were halted by the wind, but trips are scheduled for this weekend, he said.
Beeliners, kingfish and shark were caught by fishermen out of Dolphin Dock, reported Mike Mann. Safari trips (24 hour and more) garnered two big grouper, lots of big tuna weighing 100-120-pounds and dorado.
Long-range tuna trips have been racking up lots of dorado and loads of big yellowfin and blackfin tuna weighing 100-120-pounds, according Greg Brown at Deep Sea Headquarters. Kingfish and Atlantic sharpnose shark were wrangled in on shorterrange trips of eight to 12 hours. In the bays, the catches have been redfish, sheepshead and flounder.
Offshore fishing trips have been scarce, but bay guides have brought anglers to red drum, black drum and flounder, Peggy Sexton of Offshore Adventures said. Baits used most often were live shrimp, mud minnows and mullet.