For many fishermen, last week took a dive as far as fishing went. Several reports were a much different story from the spike the week before. Some people taking trips on head boats went so far as to suggest firing boat captains because so few fish were caught.
The Island Queen out of Woody's Sports Center took anglers to catches of whiting and sand trout, Sandra Fudge said. The only offshore catches included red snapper in state water. Redfish, sheepshead and trout were being caught in the bays and black drum off Roberts Point Park.
Another big catch of 75 king mackerel was brought in on a boat out of
Fisherman's Wharf, according to John McNatt. Redfish and sheepshead remain the story for those taking the Jetty Boat to fish the north jetty.
No big fish were reported by Brenda Jackson from Dolphin Dock last week. Catches included beeliners, kingfish, shark, amberjack and triggerfish.
A 206-pound mako shark made one angler out of Deep Sea Headquarters happy, said Dan Hurd. Another caught a 51-pound kingfish. The 8hour trips reeled in limits of kingfish. Bay guides brought in redfish and black drum.
Offshore Adventures, Peggy Sexton reported.