Rodeo Rod and Reel Report

Staff Writer
The Destin Log


Under sunny skies, the water is flat with a few rollers moving in at the Okaloosa Island Pier Tuesday morning. In the last few days squid is showing up at the pier. Before the downpour of rain, a few flounder and redfish were also showing up. Pompano are showing up in the surf. Try shrimp or sand fleas for bait.


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, anglers are hooking up with a few yellowfin tuna and blue marlin on the southwest edge.