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Forgotten Coast Fishing Report

Offshore fishing has been good in between storms. Wrecks and reefs have been very productive for vermillion and mangrove snapper. Amberjacks have been good on wrecks as well. Trolling cigar minnows over bottom structure is a good way to land yourself a king mackerel. Keep in mind, red snapper season opens June 1.

Inshore, redfish, trout, and flounder continue to lead the pack this week. Live shrimp under a popping cork works well for redfish and trout. Flounder jigs with bull minnows are the way to go when stalking flatfish. The best spot this week seems to be the Highland View Bridge. Tarpon continue to show up, with several pushing the 150 mark. If you’re out on the bay, be mindful of the manatees.

In freshwater, the bream and shellcracker bite had been good before the rains, however, fish can still be caught in the sloughs using worms and crickets. Ponds and lakes have been good as well. For bass, try throwing top water plugs such as spooks and chug bugs and the old standby, jitterbugs, during low light. Congratulations to Chris, CJ ,and John for winning the Huckleberry Adventure Tournament out of Douglas Landing.

Until next week tight lines and don’t forget those lifejackets.

Tom Gannaway – BlueWater Outriggers

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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