With the sun shining, a 1-2 foot wave rolling in, the water is back to normal at the Okaloosa Island Pier Tuesday morning. In the last couple of days anglers have pulled in king mackerel, bonito, hardtail, skipjack, redfish, bluefish and tarpon. Surf fishing for pompano, ladyfish and blue runners should improve as the water clears up.
After the rain, fishing in the bay has slowed down. However, redfish are still biting near Cinco Bayou and Shalimar bridges. Speckled trout are few and far between, but the mangrove snapper (gray snapper) are biting well on live greenies.
Gag grouper is back on the catch list as of July 1 and can be found on the inshore and offshore wrecks. Amberjack and triggerfish are still off the catch list until Aug. 1. King mackerel are still making a big showing. Try trolling the southeast rocks, broken bottom or Timber Holes. Offshore, out around the rigs, anglers are hooking up with blackfin tuna, yellowfin tuna, mahi, wahoo and white marlin.