The docks are bemoaning the lack of offshore trips again this week, still due to a shortage of fishermen, not fish. Bad fishing weather has been sporadic, and bay catching still remains constant.
Bay fishing out of Dolphin Dock has been super, reported Sandy Martin. Lots of trout, both speckled and sand, have been caught along with whiting. Offshore catches included dorado, tuna, shark and kingfish.
Holiday closing, lack of anglers and some bad weather have lessened the catches out of Deep Sea Headquarters, according Bethany Holden. Long-range tuna trips still caught blackfin and yellowfin tuna, dorado and amberjack.
No offshore trips were taken out of Offshore Adventures last week, Mary Ann Heimann said, but bay fishermen caught limits of redfish, black drum, speckled trout and sand trout. The baits used to lure the fish were mud minnows, live finger mullet and live shrimp.
Sandra Fudge of Woody's Sports Center reported bay anglers caught sheepshead, black drum and redfish. Fisher folk on the Island Queen caught trout, whiting and reds.
The few offshore trips out of Fisherman's Wharf garnered anglers some kings and snapper, said Jan Burns. Trout is the word on the north jetty, according to anglers using the Jetty Boat, with lots of trout caught, along with some redfish and sheepshead.