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Forgotten Coast Fishing Report

Beeliners continue to be the most common catch offshore, followed closely by mangrove snapper. Most are being caught over reefs on either cut bait or live shrimp. 

Inshore, Capt. Chase Wilder of Signal 0 Charters, put his crew on a cooler of Spanish mackerel, pompano, and trout this week. Capt. Chris Lantz of Gettin Reel Sportfishing had another productive week as well with trout, redfish and sheephead all being caught in St. Joe Bay. Capt. Lee Thompson of Shallow Seas Charter brought in the catch this week with trout among other species on live shrimp. Flounder bite continues to improve on live shrimp and bull minnows.

The river levels have been falling and freshwater fishing is picking up with shell crackers at the top of the list. They are also being caught along with catfish on Lake Wimico. Red Wigglers and cut bait in the Dead Lakes continue to be productive for shell crackers. Use a #10 gold hook tipped with a red wiggler or beetle spin. Largemouth are also good on artificial worms and lizards. Jitterbug works great in the early morning or late evening. 

Until next week tight lines and good luck out there. Stop in and see us for the latest update.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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