Destin Fishing Report 4-6-18


We are into April now so what’s the hot bite you ask? My answer would be Trigger Fish, Mingo Snapper, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel and Daytime Swordfish. The most notable catch of the week Captain Adam on One Shot Fishing Charters was 3 for 3 with daytime swordfish 4-2-18. A few cobia showing up along with a few nice sized fish but not really good numbers yet, maybe this week they will show in force.


Trolling---Kings are steady with some very nice sized fish, several over 50lbs reported this week. Spanish Mackerel are thick in the bay and in the gulf, troll a mackerel tree with spoons and 4oz trolling lead. Plenty of Bonito.


Bottom Fishing---Mingo Snapper and Triggerfish are plentiful near shore on natural bottom and ledges, along the east beach a fair bit of Red Grouper, Scamp on the ledges in the 200-350ft bottom.


Bay Fishing---All the Spanish Mackerel you want most days, a better bite on the Redfish and Trout now we are past the full moon. There are still some Sheepshead biting but they are definitely showing down.


Surf Fishing---Pompano bite has become very steady, a few Whiting and plenty of sharks at night.


Pier Fishing---Lots of Spanish Mackerel, Kings are on and off with the south wind days being best. Pompano most days along with a few Sheepshead.


Offshore Fishing---Daytime Swordfish bite is quite good, a few Wahoo near the edge and a few stray chicken dolphin.