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Forgotten Coast Fishing Report

The red snapper have definitely been showing off, with several limits being caught. The local offshore captains have been making it look easy. Capt. Pete Barwick of Bounty Bay Charters has them dialed in. Capt. Jason Williams of Chasin Dreams Charters had another great week as well. Cigar minnows, and cut bait are getting it done. On a side note, we just got our hands on some Daiwa Saltiga lever drags so stop in and check them out.

The morning bite inshore will be the best time of day using top water plugs, such as MirrOlure’s Top Dog or She Pup. Popping corks are a great alternative if you’re chasing trout and redfish. The flounder bite has been good using flounder jigs or either a bull or mudminnow. Capt. Tim Wilder of T-Man Charters has been staying after the trout using live shrimp and they have been paying off. Z-man Diezel MinnowZ are another great option. 

The rivers have been good this past week. Shellcracker and bluegill have been decent using worms and crickets. Rooster tails and beetle spins have been great alternatives. The largemouth have also been good in area lakes and ponds. Early morning bite seems to be the best time, using spinnerbaits around logs and lily pads. If you’re heading out this week, don’t forget to see us for any updated fishing reports, and your bait and tackle needs. Grab some sunscreen as well.



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

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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