Just when we thought the cobia fishing had slowed down, Dale Sorensen went out briefly yesterday afternoon and caught one in the fifties and one in the sixties. Another friend of mine found a school of twenty on the beach yesterday and caught 7 up to 50 pounds. There are still scattered dolphin offshore but they seem to be less and less plentiful. There are plenty of big kings on the beach to keep you busy, and the first decent wave of tarpon are here. On the other side: there have been a lot of blue marlin popping up. Most boats have seen at least one a trip and one customer I spoke with caught 2 out of 4 last weekend. The yellowfins are still around as well. Two people over the weekend had tunas over 90 pounds. There were also some monster blackfins caught last week. Take advantage of the weather and get over there before it gets much hotter.
Inshore, the fishing remains good. Fishing times are changing rapidly due to heat however. We are entering the summer pattern where you need to get out super early and fish until dark. The fishing in the middle of the day is dwindling with the heated water. Redfish are schooling up and the big snook are moving to mangrove shorelines and under deeper docks avoiding the mid-day sun. The summer flounder fishing should start improving throughout this month. Fish cuts between islands with current moving, preferably on an outgoing tide.
Have a good day!