Under sunny skies, the wind is blowing out of the east with a 1-foot wave rolling in at the Okaloosa Island Pier Tuesday morning. Anglers were already pulling in Spanish mackerel and hardtails Tuesday morning. Other fish caught in the last few days include skipjack, bluefish and redfish.
Trout and redfish bite are the hot ticket right now. Redfish are showing up in the sound and trout in the late evenings and at night. Try live shrimp for bait, or menhaden. Trout can be found on the grassflats in 4- to 6-feet of water. Itís also possible to hook up with a flounder around the flats in the potholes. In the surf, a few pompano and ladyfish are still showing up.
Red snapper, red snapper and more red snapper are hitting the docks left and right. The season opened with a bang on June 1 and anglers are not having to go far to hook up with signature fish. Live bait is always good, but cut squid or minnows work good as well. In addition to snapper, scamp, mingo and white snapper are filling the racks and triggerfish for a few more days. Amberjack are closed and triggerfish will close Saturday. As for offshore, reports of pretty water are coming as well as reports of a few marlin already being caught.