Good morning, we have not heard of much from offshore over the last couple of days. Chris Burgess reported fishing out of the St. Lucie inlet yesterday, a catch of bonita and could not find much for table fare. One report out of the St. Lucie inlet indicated a catch of some dolphin south towards Jupiter. Trolling remains a hit or miss pattern with scattered kingfish, dolphin and sailfish over the reefs. Bottom fishing is good for black sea bass, amberjack, snapper over the shallow reefs and grouper in deeper water. Chris Blackwell, Mark Blackwell and John Langel just returned from a trip to Prince Edward Island, Canada for giant bluefin tuna with good results. Chris released a tuna estimated at 850#-900#, John released a tuna estimated at 450#-500# on stand-up gear. Mark released a tuna estimated at 950#-1000# on 130# class tackle. All 3 thought it was one of those fishing trips of a lifetime and took some video that we will post at a later time.
Inshore, waders have been catching redfish and snook on the west side of the lagoon around midway road. This morning the south jetty at Ft. Pierce was producing good catches of black margate and flounder on cut shrimp. The fall mullet run is still in full swing, area beaches are showing anglers a good time with jacks, snook and redfish. The inlet at Ft. Pierce has a few tarpon and some snook action on the south side. The flats have some trout, pompano and permit on them. Berkley gulp has been working there.
Have a great week end, Donald.