Destin Fishing Report
9-17-17 to 9-24-17
Hopefully we are past all the hurricanes for this year and can get focused on fall fishing. The Destin Fishing Rodeo is just around the corner and there is some fall feel to the air in the early mornings. I’m looking forward to some nice fall fishing days as the cooler days mean great days on the water!!
Near Shore Trolling !!
Kings are active most days trolling artificial and live baits over reefs, natural bottom and ledges. Blackfin Tuna, Dolphin and Sailfish are also on the menu. Everyday the temps are nicer and expect the Blackfin Tuna to get better and better!
Offshore Fishing !!
Yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna, wahoo and white marlin are biting the best. The tuna are best near the rigs and ledges, white marlin near the nipple and 131 hole. Wahoo are holding on offshore ledges and temperature breaks. Always look for floating debris for some good action!
Bottom Fishing !!
Grouper in water 200-350ft deep rocks and ledges, seems to be better southeast of town. Mingo snapper are holding best in 125-225ft on natural bottom. Scamp action is going on the far end of the southwest edge.
Deepwater Bottom Fishing !!
This weekend is the Bochamps Swordfish Tournament and we are looking forward to the results. Tilefish, yellow edge grouper and snowy grouper were biting best in water 500-800ft deep. Also some good action on the pipeline
Pier and Jetty Fishing !!
Kings at the pier most mornings now, some larger axe handle Spanish showing up throughout the day. On the pier and the jetties ladyfish and hardtails. Reds have been on the prowl at the jetties, use live shrimp or 1-2oz spoons off the bottom.
Bay Fishing !!
Trout on both ends of the bay, fish live shrimp and topwater plugs for the most action, Trout bite is best east of four mile point. Reds are the dominant catch and are biting around most bridges and deep water docks. Flounder are starting to move, the best ones now are coming those going gigging at night!!