Good morning, offshore reports remain scarce as of this writing, this could change with the predicted approaching cooler weather for the weekend. Yesterday Lee Howard reported catching 3 dolphin and 2 blackfin tuna in 80′-120′ trolling bally-hoo. This weekend if you try your luck expect to find scattered dolphin, sailfish, blackfin tuna, bonita, kingfish and wahoo over the patch reefs. Bottom fishing has been producing black sea bass and some snapper on the shallow reefs with a few grouper in deeper water. Several anglers have reported catching some tilefish in 600′-700′ over the past week.
Inshore, one angler reported catching a 6# mutton snapper fishing a live mullet at the north jetty at Ft. Pierce yesterday. Jack crevalle were busting up the mullet at the Pelican Yacht Club’s docks, an annual ritual for this time of the year. Last night the inlet at Ft. Pierce was on fire again with tarpon, jacks, ladyfish, bluefish and snook. Bob Benton caught a slot size snook on the south side of the inlet using a black back windcheater plug. Redfish are roaming around the lagoon and you can catch them using a copper or gold spoon on the flats.
Our 4th annual White’s Tackle Inshore Classic tournament is to be held on October 21-22. The captain’s meeting is on Friday Oct. 21 upstairs at Cobb’s Landing, starting at 6:30p.m. Check out will begin at 6:15 or safe light on Saturday Oct 22.
Have a great weekend, Donald.