South Florida fishing report: Slow offshore, but some kingfish, dolphin and snappers biting – Sun Sentinel
SOUTH FLORIDA OFFSHORE: Capt. Skip Dana said fishing for sailfish was “on fire” Sunday and Monday out of Hillsboro Inlet, but the bite has slowed. Anglers on private and charter boats were catching a few dolphin and blackfin tunas. The Helen S and Fish City Pride drift boats have been catching yellowtail and mutton snappers and a few kingfish.
THE KEYS: Richard Stanczyk of Bud N’ Mary’s Marina in Islamorada said offshore fishing has been slow, with boats catching a few sailfish, kingfish and blackfin tunas. Fishing the reefs for yellowtail snapper has been tough because of clear water. The Miss Islamorada party boat did catch sailfish several times this week.
SOUTH FLORIDA INSHORE: Fishing in Florida Bay and Everglades National Park has been steady, with catches of redfish, snook, sea trout and mangrove snapper. Out by the shallow banks and wrecks in the Gulf of Mexico, anglers caught some cobia and had good fishing for big Spanish mackerel.
EVERGLADES/FRESHWATER: Capt. Alan Zaremba said peacock and largemouth bass in urban canals were biting topwater plugs and hard jerkbaits around bridges, docks and downed trees.
LAKE OKEECHOBEE: The bass bite has gotten tougher and big fish have been scarce. Anglers have had success flipping and throwing spinnerbaits and plastic worms well back in the grass.