Good morning, when the weather permits anglers should be able to run offshore and find dolphin, cobia, kingfish and an occasional sailfish. Some reports from offshore last week indicated reasonable fishing with the above mentioned fish scattered over a wide area of our coast line. Look for some good bottom fishing as soon as the weather improves as well.
Inshore, one angler early this morning reported a good catch of mangrove snapper off the catwalk on live shrimp yesterday morning. Trout fishing in the lagoon remains strong in out of the weather areas. Live shrimp and soft plastics have been producing good catches of trout all week long. Remember this is the best time of the year for gator size trout on the flats using top water lures early in the morning, usually around the docks or in skinny water. Surf fishing has been a little difficult with all the in your face wind. Conditions in the surf have included stirred up grass and rough and dirty seas.
Scott Crippen of Skull Island Skiff Works reported a very good response to the first public showing of the new Skull Island Skiffs at the West Palm Beach International Boat Show over the weekend. Go to www.skullislandskiffs.com and check them out. Scott is very proud of the finish work on the skiffs and their over all performance on the water.
Have a great day, Donald.