Good morning, reports from offshore over the last few days indicated slow fishing for the pelagic species. A few dolphin scattered over the areas reefs in 80'-120' were reported over the weekend. Some big kingfish were weighed in some of the tournaments over the week end. Most of the bigger kingfish were caught on live bait off the Jupiter inlet. Typical summer time sailfish reports came in over the week end as anglers caught and released a good number of the spindle beaks. Chris Blackwell fishing with team members on their boat ProMarineUSA.com took second place kingfish in the Fort Myer's Saltwater Classic with 2-40# kingfish. They also caught a 74.5# wahoo, 28# blackfin tuna using live blue runners. Team Miller Time with Doug Miller, Brian Black and Mark Blackwell caught a kingfish weighing in at 35# in the Francis Langford SKA tournament out of Stuart on Saturday.
Inshore, tarpon have populated the Ft. Pierce inlet and are active at sunset and into the night. The best baits for the tarpon are live pilchards or live mullet. Reports from the flats over the week end included snook and big trout in skinny water on live bait. DOA Cal minnows and DOA shrimp have been producing catches of trout, redfish and snook around the docks along Indian River Drive on the west side of the lagoon.
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Have a great day, Donald.