I hope everyone had a Happy Fourth and a great weekend! Offshore fishing was pretty decent for many over the weekend. Cobia was the featured fish of the long weekend. Many people caught cobia from the beach to the buoys, all the way to the reef. I didn’t hear of any super sized ones, but there were quite a few in the 30 pound range. Across the stream some nice yellowfins were caught as well as pesky blackfins. Geoff had two tunas on Saturday that were 66 and 74 pounds and pulled off a double header of blue marlins. He said there were as many blackfins as you could catch. Offshore of Ft. Pierce the dolphin fishing was very limited although there was one fish caught out of the Pelican that was in the mid forties. There are still some kingfish on the beach along with large schools of bait. Bottom fishing remains very difficult with the cold water upwellings. There are plenty of groupers around but it is hard to make them eat with the chilly water on the bottom.
The inshore fishing has still been good, but with the heavy boat traffic over the weekend I’m sure it quited down. Some nice redfish have been caught in the last few days and there are plenty of barely undersized snook in the mangroves. We went up to Steinhatchee this weekend and had some great redfishing. We caught plenty of tailing fish in under 10 inches of water.
It looks like the weather pattern will remain the same for the upcoming week so get out there and catch some fish!