The Hooter's Fishing Report - July 22-26

Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 03:33 PM.

Pier/Surf

Under mostly sunny skies, the wind is out of the west and water is still dirty at the Okaloosa Island Pier Tuesday morning. In the last couple of days anglers have pulled in Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, skipjacks, bluefish, hardtail, whiting and hooked a few tarpon. Surf fishing for pompano, ladyfish and blue runners should improve as the water clears up.

 

Inshore/Bay

Despite the rainfall, redfish are still thick near the Destin bridge and around the Coast Guard Station. Some big stingrays, 50- to 80-pounders, are being caught in and around Crab Island, according to Pete Wright of Ships Chandler. Anglers are also hooking up with bull shark at Crab Island. Black snapper are showing up in good numbers at the Mid-Bay Bridge. Best bait is Ly’s.

 

Offshore/Bottom



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