Fishing has been great this week for jetty and bay anglers, but too rough for many to venture offshore. Trips over 100 miles are catching large amounts of tuna, both yellowfin and blackfin, but choppy water and high winds cut down on head-boat trips.
Big reds, trout and tarpon have been coming in off the north jetty in particular, and the bays as well.
If you can't get offshore, get your light tackle out and head for the jetties or piers.
John McNatt at Fisherman's Wharf said offshore trips over the weekend brought in kingfish, Spanish mackerel, Atlantic sharpnose shark, vermilion snapper and ling. North jetty anglers are reporting trout and tarpon.
Tom Creighton at Woody's Sports Center reported that bay guides were bringing in pompano, redfish and black drum.
Scott Garrison at Deep Sea Headquarters said offshore floater trips are catching yellowfin and blackfin tuna, dorado and amberjack. 12-hour trips are bringing in blackfin tuna and dorado.
Jeff Heimann at Offshore Adventures reported offshore catches of vermilion and lane snapper and kingfish.
Teresa Hornburg at Barnacle Bill's Pier House on Horace Caldwell Pier said anglers have been catching whiting, and that the water off the pier has been very choppy.