It’s been a nice week in the fishing world. A 100-pound wahoo was caught on Tuesday, June 15, and a large hammerhead shark was caught over the weekend. Anglers have been doing well using live croaker, shrimp, and piggy perch, and frozen shrimp and squid. Snapper are still being caught, along with kingfish, ling, drum, dorado, shark and barracuda from offshore. In the bays, anglers have been catching drum, trout, Spanish mackerel and a few flounder.
Monique Wilson at Woody’s Sports Center reported kingfish, shark, barracuda and ling coming in from the offshore excursions. Those fishing the jetties have brought back Spanish mackerel this week, while bay guides have reported catches of drum, redfish and speckled trout.
John McNatt at Fisherman’s Wharf said offshore anglers have been catching redfish, vermilion snapper, ling, kingfish, shark and barracuda. Bay guides returning to their docks have brought back drum and redfish, while anglers fish the jetty have reported reeling in redfish and trout.
Melisssa Moses at Horace Caldwell Pier reported small blacktip and bonnethead shark, drum and small redfish have been caught from the pier. Fishermen have also been pulling in lots of bait fish, perch and gafftop.
Scott Garrison at Deep Sea Headquarters reported red, lane, dog and vermilion snapper and ling, grouper, kingfish, Atlantic sharpnose shark, a big hammerhead shark and a very large wahoo were all brought in to the dock this week. Bay guides have reported drum, redfish, flounder and speckled trout.
MaryAnn Heimann at Offshore Adventures said fishing has been wonderful this week. Offshore boats have been bringing back “big, beautiful snapper, many weighing over 24 pounds,” Heimann said. Also caught this week were ling, kingfish, sharpnose shark, barracuda and dorado. Bay guides have reported Spanish mackerel, drum, speckled trout and a few flounder.