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Forgotten Coast Fishing Report

We are getting good reports on mahi. I spoke with a local, Dave Mason, who has been fishing the weed lines around the 80-foot mark. Live bait will give you a great chance, or try some lures such as Island Lures and C&H Lures. Capt. Pete Barwick of Bounty Bay PSJ Charters stopped in last week with some great pictures of red snapper. 

Pompano bite is still good with Brandi Odom Smack landing a nice 16 1/2 incher this week. Congratulations, that’s a nice fish! Capt. Chris Lantz had another good week of trout and redfish. If you’re flounder fishing, try the potholes and Carolina Rig a Bull minnow or shrimp. Shark fishing has been good on the beaches at night with bonita or stingray for bait. Capt. Mike Bodiford of Bouy Time Charters has been catching some mighty big trout using pinfish.

BlueWater Outriggers sells about every type of bait except pinfish, but does carry an assortment of pinfish traps. If you’re beach fishing we carry an assortment of beach carts that definitely make that trip to the beach a whole lot easier. We also received a new shipment of Squidtrex 170 as well as salt strike OP scented shrimp. If you haven’t tried this, it’s amazing 

Shellcracker and bream have been on fire in freshwater; worms and crickets have been the go-to baits. For artificial, I would suggest Beetle Spins or Rooster Tails. Catfish are also biting, with most being taken in the deeper holes of the river. Try using cut bait or live bait such as bluegill or crawfish. 

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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