FULL RACK AND MORE
Anglers fishing an overnight trip with Capt. Gary Jarvis on the Backdown 2 filled the racks with several snowy and yellowedge grouper along with scamp. They also had some big amberjack.
Under sunny skies, with a west wind, the water is clean with a 1-foot wave rolling in at the Okaloosa Island Pier on Monday. In recent days anglers have been catching bluefish, Spanish mackerel, bonito, redfish, king mackerel and hardtails.
Local cobia tournaments wrapped up over the weekend and for a list of winners in the Cobia World Championships check out this Saturday's Outdoor page in The Log. In the meantime, Spanish and king mackerel are showing up in close. Speckled trout and redfish are still hot on the grassflats on the outgoing tide. Try fishing for redfish and trout back in the bayou at night under the lights. Live shrimp always works well for bait. Pompano are showing up in the surf in the deeper holes. Live shrimp and sandfleas work well for bait.
Anglers out bottom fishing are catching amberjack, scamp, mingo, white snapper, triggerfish and red grouper. A few wahoo are being caught near the Edge. Offshore, reports are coming in of pretty blue water and lots of weed lines.