Today’s report will focus on local, seasonal fishing, both inshore and offshore deep sea.
Recently inshore, the top water plug action has been good for catching jack and bluefish. Pompano have been feeding really decent at times, with anglers limiting out, using sand fleas, jigs and goofy jigs. The fish are both inside, and outside the inlets. Ladyfish, jack, blue runners, and snapper are mixed in, in those areas.
Deep sea fishing has been productive with a variety of species being caught in all depths of the water column. On the surface when the winds are from the north the sailfish and dolphin have been gracing us with their presence. Use live bait for best results for larger smoker kings, and big dolphin, but, dead bait works too. The middle of the ocean from depths from 75-120 foot is a good are to fish. The kings have been eating frozen sardines with the famous 3-hooked rig. Bottom fishing has been producing lots of action for the kids that want quick bites. The pesky triggerfish are there in numbers with the bait stealing filefish. So bring lots of sardines and squid. Do be aware that triggers and files are very tasty.
Most folks target snapper and grouper on the bottom, and they are around if you can get past the bait swipers.