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Forgotten Coast Fishing Report

Offshore fishing this week has been great! Snapper season kicked off this past weekend; live or cut bait is what you need to fill that cooler. King mackerel are being caught on live cigar minnows in 80 to 100 feet over live bottom. Beeliners are still plentiful. Amberjack season closed Saturday, June 1. 

When the water temps heat up in the afternoon, try inshore fishing a little deeper. Throw a 4-inch diesel minnow into that cooler water. In the morning, try top waters over the grass beds in 2 to 3 feet. Also, the old reliable popping cork still works with a shrimp. Capt. Pete Barwick of Bounty Bay Charters had another great week with flounder, snapper, trout, and triggerfish. 

Flathead are being caught on live bluegill in freshwater. Shellcracker and bluegill are still being caught using crickets and worms for bait. Beetle spins are alternative; for some fun break out the fly rod and fish that willow fly hatch.

Until next week, don’t forget to wear those lifejackets and hook those lanyards up.

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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