Rodeo Rod and Reel Report - Sept. 22-26

Staff Writer
The Destin Log


Under cloudy skies, the water is flat and clean at the Okaloosa Island Pier Tuesday morning. In the last few days anglers have been catching Spanish mackerel, skipjack, hardtail, whiting, bluefish, ladyfish and an occasional sailfish. There are still a few pompano and whiting in the surf.


The redfish and trout bite is on in the morning and late afternoons. Both can be found on the flats as well as around the deeper docks in the sound. Speckled trout fishing is also good at night under lights with shrimp or greenies for bait. Blackdrum and black snapper are showing up around the bridges and a few flounder are starting to show up in the sound.


Trolling for king mackerel is still good.  Other suspects hitting the docks include bull mingo, scamp, white snapper, lane snapper, Almaco jack, red grouper and gag grouper. Remember triggerfish is closed in federal waters. Those fishing the bluewater, 35 to 60 miles out, have been catching dolphin around the weedlines as well as white marlin, swordfish and wahoo.