Well, it looks as though the Cobia knew when the tournaments were over as the last couple days have been the best Cobia days of the year. Amberjacks also opened on the first and early reports are they are biting well but it is quite rough offshore today.

 

Offshore Fishing:

Good bite of Wahoo and Blackfin tuna and a few Dolphin. There is a good push of pretty water just south of the Ozark over towards the steps. Wahoo are biting Yozuri Bonita, Fathom high-speed lures and Islander lures rigged with Ballyhoo, Blackfin tuna are hitting cedar plugs rigged behind Playaction Birds. Dolphin are best on Ballyhoo rigged on Soft Head Lures.

 

Nearshore Trolling:

Kings are hitting Yozuri Plugs and Rapalla lures rigged with 4-8oz trolling leads, Fish darker colors closer to the boat on larger trolling leads and lighter colors farther out on smaller trolling leads. THE LATEST AND GREATEST ARE THE NEW YOZURI VIBE LURES!!!! HOT HOT HOT!!

 

Deep Dropping:

Snowy grouper are hitting in 500-700ft ledges and Tilefish are on the mud flats 700-1000st. Daytime swordfish action is still very good near the spur and canyon.

 

Bottom Fishing:

Of course with Amberjack opening today they are good, fish the larger steel wrecks for the best action. Chumming for Black snapper is good near shore over the natural bottom. Plenty of Triggers and Mingo snapper over natural bottom and ledges 85-150ft

 

Pier Fishing:

They have started spotting some tarpon but none caught yet, some kings when the wind is blowing from the south. The best action is Spanish on Gotcha Lures and Pompano on Goofy Jigs or Pompano jigs.

 

Surf Fishing:

Pompano action was a little off the last few days with the full moon but we are getting past that and they should turn back on any day. The best baits have been fresh peeled shrimp, sand fleas and Fishbites. Plenty of sharks at dusk and after on cut mullet and Bonita strips.

 

Bay Fishing:

Trout and reds are biting Z-man soft plastics, Mirr-o-lure topwater lures mostly top dogs and top dog jr’s, spinner baits and gold spoons are also producing good redfish action, Trolling for Spanish on straw rigs is good around the bridges and Crab Island.