On our Inshore bay fishing charters the bite has been good. The mangrove snappers continue to be a hot bite and we are still targeting them heavily. What a great dinner these fish make. Along with the mangrove snappers the next main species that we are targeting are redfish. The next couple months are the prime time for targeting Bull Redfish as they get ready for their spawning time they will be feeding more and more on the out going tide. This is the best time of the year to target the trophy sized ones as they are gorging themselves and majority of the fish will have huge full bellies. If you are serious about targeting bull reds we book these trips based on the out going tide. Some days it may be in the morning while other days it could be later in the afternoon. With the abundance of bait hanging around we are also catching a variety of other fish including spanish mackerel, bluefish, and jack crevalle.
Our on our near shore gulf charters we are targeting spanish mackerel, king mackerels, and bonitas while trolling. As of August 1st the trigger fish and Amberjacks have reopened. The Red snapper season closed for 2018 on July 20th and will be on the list of species to catch and release. While bottom fishing in the gulf the targeted species are trigger fish, vermilion snappers "aka mingos snappers", white snappers, and amberjack.
As always if you are planing a trip to Destin, Florida be sure to give us a call and let us take you out to catch your next memory of a lifetime. Till next time Tight Lines.