Not only were yields large, but a wide variety of species were caught, both offshore and in the bays.
John Dunn at Dolphin Dock reported large amounts of blackfin tuna caught on an offshore trip this week. The state-water trip aboard the Flipper brought in limits of red snapper, strawberry grouper, triggerfish, redfish, black drum, dog snapper and tripletail. A 12-hour trip brought in amberjack, barracuda and vermillion snapper.
Scott Garrison at Deep Sea Headquarters said offshore trips yielded wahoo, kingfish, vermillion snapper and shark. The 24-hour trips bagged ling, amberjack, grouper, blackfin tuna and kingfish.
Sharon Keehlisen at Woody's Sports Center said bay guides have been bringing in redfish and black drum and sheepshead off the south jetty. Pier anglers have been catching gafftop with eel and squid as bait. Big speckled trout can be caught at the end of the south jetty using live shrimp.
Offshore Adventures, offshore catches included kingfish, vermillion snapper, lane snapper and shark. Bay fishermen are landing black drum, redfish and a few sheepshead.
Cory Kohrs at Barnacle Bill's Pier House said anglers on Horace Caldwell Pier have been catching whiting, pompano, some big redfish and bonnethead shark.
John McNatt at Fisherman's Wharf reported offshore catches of kingfish and vermilion snapper. Anglers on the jetties reeled in trout, redfish and sheepshead.