Good morning, folks fishing offshore yesterday focused on kingfish, cobia, dolphin and sailfish releases. Chuck and Heather Foster fishing with Joel Rutger reported 6 gaffer dolphin in 450 feet of water trolling ballyhoo. Cobia have been spotted and caught in and around bull sharks in 60 feet of water. Live bait has been a good choice for the cobia and kingfish. There has been plenty of bait around the buoys and a long the beach. Kadri Benton tried his luck last night in 80 feet of water for some mangrove snapper action only to find an impossible condition of a very strong north running current. A few tarpon are showing along the beach and in the inlet the last few nights. There have been some monstrous jack crevalle in the inlet as well.
Inshore, anglers targeting trout have found that the bait of choice has been live pigfish. The heat of the last few days has provided late afternoon and early evening action on trout, snook and redfish in the lagoon. We have heard reports of some excellent snook fishing in the Ft. Pierce and St. Lucie inlets, which is not uncommon in the summer months.
Have a great day, Donald.