If you can get out there, the yellowfin
and the blackfin tuna are waiting to fill
your fish box.
The bays are yielding nice, big redfish,
just about everywhere: the piers, the flats
and the jetties.
MaryAnn Heimann at Of
Adventures repo rted off sho re c atc hes
of kingfish, vermilion snapper, Atlantic
sharpnosed shark and the release of a 40-
pound amberjack and three big sandbar
shark. Bayfishing, she said, has been all
about the redfish. One angler released a
Bev Fintel at t he Horace Caldwell
Pier said pier anglers are reeling in the
redfish, blacktip and bonnethead s hark
along with a few stingrays.
Chris Wallace at Dolphin Dock said
the long-range tuna trip brought in around
40 yellowfin tuna, “tons of blackfin tuna,”
and som e bull dor ado from about 137 miles offshore. Shorter trips caught king-
fish, vermilion snapper and sharks.
Tom Cr eighton at Woody’s Sports
Cen ter reporte d that b ay g uide s are
catching limits of redfish and some black
drum. Jetty anglers, too, are bringing in
plenty of redfish.
Anglers aboard a 56-hour trip to
the Boudreaux rig out of Fisherman’s
Wha rf brou g ht b ack y el l owf in t una ,
plenty of blackfin tuna, dorado and another
state-record escolar (see photo this
page), according to John McNatt. Shorter
trips offshore brought in some ling, vermilion
snapper and lane snapper.
Dan Hurd at Deep Sea Headquarters
said 36-hour tuna trips caught yellowfin
tuna in the 90 to 100-pound range, along
with plenty of blackfin tuna. Twelve-hour
trips caught kingfish, vermilion snapper
and Atlantic sharpnosed shark. The bay
guides have been landing redfish, black
drum, gafftop, flounder and a few trout.