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Forgotten Coast Fishing Report

Yellowedge and snowy grouper have been caught in the 600 to 800 feet along with blueline tilefish. Bluewater has pushed further offshore in the 200-plus foot of water. Snapper bite has been good past 120 feet of water. Live pinfish as well as hard tails will bring the bigger fish. Put out a flatline for pelagics. Don’t forget, red grouper is closed for the remainder of the year. 

The bite inshore has been a little slow this week due to water temperatures running in the mid 80s. Look for the thermocline, it has been running around the 8-foot mark. A Carolina rigged bull minnow will get the trout, redfish and flounder fired up. Capt. Chris Lantz of Gettin Real Sportfishing had a good week of trout and redfish, in spite of the warm water. Tarpon continue to improve on the beaches; live bait or a Hogy are a great choice. 

Bluegill continue to improve, crickets in three-to-five of water will get you a limit. Catfish in deeper holes on cut bait, stink bait, or live bait. This time of year bass are good on The Booyah Buzz or the Strike King Buzz baits. If you’re fishing this week, keep an eye on the weather. Lightning is no joke; graphite rods and lightning don’t play well together. 

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

Tom Gannaway- BlueWater Outrigger

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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