Under an overcast sky, the water is calm 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 whiting are showing up in the surf as well as redfish. Sandflea or shrimp are good baits to try.


Sheepshead is still the hot-ticket fish 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. Some big bull redfish are showing up near the Coast Guard station and around the bridges. A few speckled trout are being caught under the lights along the harbor and docks between the Destin Bridge and Joe’s Bayou.


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 on the southwest edge.