Good Morning, fishing over the weekend offshore brought mixed results. There were plenty of Cobia around the Manta Rays. Manta Rays could be found scattered all along the coast. Bait was a little scarce all though you could find little Sardines at the 10-A buoy and big Greenies at the 12 buoy. Kingfish were around the reefs offshore and a few Dolphin were caught out in 80′-120′ trolling Bally-hoo. Capt. Geoff Quatraro guided Joey Beale age 13 to catch his first Swordfish on Saturday night. Using a Mackerel in 1200′ Joey landed the 119.5 pound Swordfish at 12:32 A.M. Sunday Morning. Congratulations Joey. Capt. Fox Watkins on board the charter boat Ruby Gene guided his anglers to a limit of Cobia all 3 days of the Labor Day weekend.
Inshore, the good Snook fishing continues along the south side of the Ft. Pierce inlet. The best bait to use is a Red-Tail hawk. Mutton Snapper can also be found in the inlet using live bait and we have heard a few reports of Grouper along the edges of the intracoastal, trolling deep running plugs. There are some reports of nice size Trout, Bill Nunn caught a nice 8# Trout on Saturday to take second place in the Explorers Tournament Trout division.
Have a great day, Donald.