Offshore fishing seems to be about the same as earlier in the week. There is still a lot of bait on North Beach. The kingfish are still around the bait on the beach, in the 50-60 foot stuff and on the bar. There are still a few sails being caught on the deep side of the reef mainly by the early birds. The bottom fishing seems to be getting better every day. It has been pretty decent fishing to the North all the way to Sebastian. The current has slowed down and the water temperature is pretty consistent for this time of year. There have been some nice swordfish caught the last few nights down South so it should be good here as well. We are going to give it a shot tomorrow night if the weather permits. Be cautious of the afternoon thunderstorms. The Westerly winds we have had the last week will push the storms off shore quickly. On the international scene, Geoff sent me a text this morning from St. Thomas. He is fishing with Hans Kraaz and crew on the "Vintage". They have been pre-fishing for the Boy Scout Tournament which begins on Thursday. They caught two out of three blue marlin on Monday and had one yesterday that was around 350 pounds. Good luck to all fishing the tournament!
Inshore, the snook fishing is still red hot. Most everyone I spoke with that has fished the inlet vicinity has caught a few over-sized snook in the last few days. Both live greenies and plugs are working well. The mangrove snapper fishing has been great all week. Live pinfish or pigfish are great baits. Live shrimp work as well but everything else will eat a shrimp as soon as it hits bottom. The channel edges and deep mangrove cuts are the best bet for the snapper. It should get better each day going into Saturdays full moon.