The bay fishing has been good. We are still finding an occasional trout but with water temps getting hot they are starting to move to deeper water and towards the rivers. The grass flats are starting to hold bait bringing a variety of fish to the flats including skipjacks, spanish mackerel, bluefish, and some trout. Last week we even hooked several bull sharks around all the fish feeding. As for fishing structure like docks and the bridges we are catching redfish and mangrove snappers. If you're wanting to target some big bull reds we have been doing well on the outgoing tide soaking big baits, as well as spot casting them on calm days on the flats and down the beach. With all the bait fish becoming more plentiful the skipjacks, spanish mackerel, and bluefish will make for plenty of action.
Out in the gulf while trolling we are targeting spanish mackerel, king mackerels, and bonitas. This is the time of the year though that the beaches are loaded with bait and you just never know what you may catch trolling like a cobia or mahi mahi. This is the time of the year that the shark fishing is best. We are catching plenty of blacktips and spinners sharks on light tackle on the beaches as well as a variety of bigger sharks on the reefs. Bottom fishing we are targeting trigger fish, vermilion snappers "aka mingos snappers" and white snappers. The red snappers continue to be plentiful and open up on June 11th. As for amberjack and triggerfish they both went out of season starting June 1st be we are catching them for great photos and release them.
Dont forget this is the prime time for tarpon fishing. These fish are a catch of a lifetime and people travel all over the world targeting these amazing creatures. Most average around 80-100 pounds and they are still able to jump completely out the water up to 5-6'. Just remember targeting a tarpon is like targeting a world class trophy buck there is always that chance of being completely skunked when targeting them. Give us a call to book your next family fishing adventure while visiting the Destin, Florida area this summer.