2013-09-05 / Fishing

Sept. 6 fishing report

Amberjack, kingfish and more on the plate

The summer’s over, but the fishing’s not.

At Fisherman’s Wharf, Wyatt Hickman reported that a recent 12-hour offshore expedition resulted in a 500-pound catch of vermilion snapper, four or five amberjack, a 50-pound Warsaw grouper and three or four ling averaging about 30 pounds apiece.

Recent nine-hour trips have meant beeliners, mangrove snapper, ling, kingfish and Atlantic sharpnose shark, he said.

Sharon Keehlisen at Woody’s Sports Center said bay guides are doing well, finding lots of black drum and redfish.

In the surf, they’ve been catching plenty of Atlantic sharpnose shark and speckled trout, she said. Tarpon remains a real possibility for jetty anglers. A few flounder are being found along the Lydia Ann Channel shoreline, Keehlisen said.

At Deep Sea Headquarters, Art Purma said recent offshore jaunts have returned with Atlantic sharpnose shark, kingfish, dorado, a nice 53-pound wahoo and an unusual catch: A strawberry grouper.

Bay guides have been getting into flounder and redfish, Purma said.

Blake Wallingsford said anglers on Horace Caldwell Pier have nabbed a couple of bull redfish and a three-foot blacktip shark. Wallingsford works for Keepers, a store on the pier.



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