kingfish in the surf

In the canals and the river around Satellite Beach we are seeing some really nice tarpon and snook. There has also been a lot of red drum and black drum being caught and of course more catfish than you care to count. We have also seen quite a few stingrays being caught as well. However, the talk of the town is the mangrove snapper bite around the bridges. It is absolutely phenomenal and anglers are catching a lot of keepers using live shrimp and light line for leader.

For our surf anglers, snook have shown up in addition to some really nice tarpon and bonita. This time of year it’s not unusual to have king mackerel patrolling the troughs looking for an easy meal. Check out the photo included with our report this week. What an epic catch from shore!

Offshore, the dolphin bite slowed some but there were still some decent fish landed over the weekend, most were smaller fish though. The bottom bite is also slow but they are getting mangroves and numerous triggerfish along with lane snapper.