Under an overcast sky and cold temps, the water is flat at the Okaloosa Island Pier Tuesday morning. In the last few days anglers have been reeling in flounder and sheepshead. Live shrimp or fiddler crab work well to lure in the sheepshead. A few pompano are showing up in the surf as well as redfish. Sandflea or shrimp are good baits to try.
Sheepshead is the ticket right now with folks catching them near the jetties, Destin and Mid-Bay bridges. Live shrimp, fiddler crab and oysters work well if you can find them. There are still some flounder to be found on the inshore wrecks. Bull minnows, live shrimp or a grub work well for bait. Some big bull redfish are showing up near the Coast Guard station and down near Hogtown Bayou in Santa Rosa Beach.
Amberjack are biting well near the south edge. Mingo, white snapper, triggerfish and red snapper are biting good on cut squid and Boston mackerel. Offshore near the rigs, yellowfin and blackfin tuna and a few wahoo are showing up.