This past week was hot and I'm not just talking about the weather!
Offshore just got better as the start of Amberjack season was May 1st! Pompano seems to be cooling down from the past few weeks, and we had a record making catch for Vermillion on a fly rod!
Reds and Trout are hanging around in the flats and some nice sized ones are being caught. Cobia are being spotted but none have been caught as of lately.
The bait is out, the sun is out why aren't you? GET OUT THERE!
Amberjack season started off with a bang but the sharks are taking advantage of a lot of the larger catches, many anglers are pulling up just heads. AJ's are 1 per person 33" fork length. Triggerfish are still being caught with vertical jigging also by dropping down Northern Mackerel or Cigar Minnows. Troll for kings with dusters, stretch lures, and Cigar Minnows.
Catch Vermillion with squid and if you're lucky, snag a once in a lifetime catch on a fly like Jay Murphy (pictured below) did near the marina in Panama city!
The bait has been plentiful lately remember to always freeline, you never know what you're going to catch.
Piers: Nice sized Spanish and Kings are being caught at the piers. Pompano has slowed down but a few are still being snagged. A couple of Cobia have been spotted but no hookups yet!