Memorial Day weekend was too windy for much offshore fishing, but those who ventured out reported good results. The appearance of jack crevalle, wahoo and Spanish mackerel, as well as another sailfish, hail the beginning of summer.
John McNatt of Fisherman's Wharf reports Spanish mackerel, kingfish, jack crevalle, and shark being caught offshore. One sailfish was caught and released on the Wharf Cat. Bay guides are still landing redfish and lots of speckled trout.
According to Sandy Martin at Dolphin Dock, offshore trips brought in big ling, amberjack, dog snapper and kingfish. The bays have yielded big gafftop and whiting, some jack crevalle and one blacktip shark.
Deep Sea Headquarters' boats brought in vermilion snapper, ling, kingfish and jack crevalle, according to Dan Hurd. "The kings are moving in closer," Hurd said. Redfish and big speckled trout are still in the bays.
Offshore Adventures reported shark, ling and limits of kingfish caught. Bay guides are catching black drum and redfish, according to Peggy Sexton.
Redfish and speckled trout are being caught by bay guides, according to Gwen Montgomery out of Woody's Sports Center. Offshore anglers brought in lots of state water snapper, wahoo and kingfish. Pier and jetty anglers have been hooking whiting, sand trout and gafftop.
Bill Fintel from Barnacle Bill's Pier House on Horace Caldwell Pier reported catches of blacktip shark, bull reds, whiting, black drum, sheepshead, Spanish mackerel and jack crevalle.