The sun is shining, wind is blowing out of the north and the water is clear and calm at the Okaloosa Island Pier. Early Tuesday morning there were no reports of fish caught. However in the last couple of days, anglers have pulled in whiting, sheepshead, pompano and bonito.
The cobia run is slow getting started with the cool temps. The first ling was caught last week, a 44.4-pounder, by a couple of local guys before the Cobia World Championships tournament opened at Harbor Docks — still no entries as of press time. Also before the cool temps, folks were catching a few Spanish mackerel back in the harbor, trolling spoons in the morning hours. When the sun comes out, redfish and speckled trout are showing up on the grassflats. Try luring them in with a mirror lure. Sheepshead are still biting well on shrimp around the bridge. On the warmer days, a few pompano is showing up in the surf around Henderson Park — try fishing on an incoming tide in the deeper holes.
Boats out bottom fishing are pulling in nice catches of mingo, white snapper, triggerfish as well as a few amberjack and amberine. No reports of anything offshore.