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Destin What's Biting Report
Destin What's Biting Report What's Biting Fishing Report sports, outdoors, fishing-report 9-17-17
Live Bait Availability
Live Shrimp:
Plenty
Live Bull Minnows:
Today's Weather Conditions
Seas:
1-2 Feet
Weather:
Sunny
WindSpeed:
Light
WindDirection:
South
SURF, PIER, BRIDGE
& JETTY REPORT:


Bluefish: Few.
Blue Runner: Good.
Pompano: Few.
Spanish Mackerel: Good.
Shark: Good.
Whiting: Few.
Ladyfish:Good.
King Mackerel:Good.

INSHORE REPORT:

Redfish: Good.
Trout: Good.

NEARSHORE and REEF REPORT:

King Mackerel: Great.
Bonita: Good.
Dolphin/Mahi Mahi: Good.
Sailfish: Few.
Blackfin Tuna: Good.
Gag Grouper: Few.
Red Grouper: Good.
Vermilion Snapper(Beeliner Mingo): Great.
Scamp Grouper: Few.
OFFSHORE REPORT:

Wahoo: Few.
Dolphin: Few.
Yellowfin Tuna: Good.
Yellowfin Tuna: Good.
White Marlin: Few.
Swordfish: Few.

Today's Notes:

Destin Fishing Report 9-17-17 Post Hurricane Irma

So thankfully Hurricane Irma spared this part of Florida, Our hearts go out to those effected in the Islands and other parts of Florida. We know what all of them are going through as we went through all of that with Opal and Ivan.

On the brighter side fishing since the hurricane has been very good, the same cool front that came through and kept Irma away cooled the water just a degree or two and turned on the bite on many spe...cies to the point that you would think we are already in October fishing. Just think the Destin Fishing Rodeo is just a few weeks away.

Also has anyone else notices the abundance of Lionfish being caugh on the edges!!

Bay Fishing---If I did not know it was September I would swear it was October or November looking at the pictures. Usually I would say September and August are two of the slower months but the Trout bite and Redfish bits have been on. Redfish are all over the bay and once you get east to four mile point and beyond the trout bite has been stupid good for this time of year.

Pier Fishing---Again it looks like the fall run as started, A great bite of King and Spanish mackerel most mornings and steady catches of ladyfish and blue runners.

Surf Fishing—Mostly ladyfish, blue runners and sharks but there have been some pompano and whiting biting early mornings and just before dark.

Nearshore Trolling---Kings have been very good, some blackfin tuna and assorted sailfish caught, reports of good numbers of chicken dolphin but don’t have pictures of any at the moment.

Offshore Trolling----The white marlin bite is starting to turn on, good numbers on yellowfin and blackfin tuna. Wahoo action seems steady. Next weekend this the Bochamps Swordfish Tournament and if this week’s catches are any indication we are going to have a great tournament.

Bottom Fishing—Some good catches of red grouper this week, a few nice gag grouper and bunches’ of bull mingo snapper (vermillion snapper). A few scamp in the deeper water and all the catch and release amberjack fishing you want.

Deepwater Bottom Fishing—Not Much reported here but most of the action seems to be snowy grouper and tilefish.

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Current Conditions in Destin & Navarre

  • September 25, 2017 10:50 pm CDT
    Location: 30.064N 87.551W
    Wind Direction: E (100°)
    Wind Speed: 7.8 knots
    Wind Gust: 9.7 knots
    Significant Wave Height: 1.6 ft
    Dominant Wave Period: 5 sec
    Average Period: 4.0 sec
    Mean Wave Direction: ESE (113°)
    Atmospheric Pressure: 29.89 in (1012.1 mb)
    Pressure Tendency: +0.02 in (+0.8 mb)
    Air Temperature: 80.2°F (26.8°C)
    Dew Point: 73.9°F (23.3°C)
    Water Temperature: 82.2°F (27.9°C)
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