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Destin What's Biting Report
Destin What's Biting Report What's Biting Fishing Report sports, outdoors, fishing-report 8-13-17
Live Bait Availability
Live Shrimp:
Plenty
Live Bull Minnows:
Today's Weather Conditions
Seas:
1-2 Feet
Weather:
Sunny
WindSpeed:
Moderate
WindDirection:
South
SURF, PIER, BRIDGE
& JETTY REPORT:


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

INSHORE REPORT:

Redfish: Good.
Trout: Good.
Black Drum: Few.

NEARSHORE and REEF REPORT:

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

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

Today's Notes:

Destin Fishing Report 8-7-17 to 8-13-17

It is hard for me to believe but the cobia bite is still on over the deeper edges and rocks while you are bottom fishing. This has been going on for almost a month now and no idea how long it will last but if you are bottom fishing I would definitely set up a chum slick and drop a flyline for cobia. Tarpon have slowed considerably so if you want one last shot at them this year I would get on it this week before they are gone.

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Offshore Fishing—While there is not a good supply of Bluewater close there has been a fairly good bite of pelagic, In some of this week’s photos you will see some nice Wahoo, Dolphin, Yellowfin and Blackfin tuna. I would fish the steps, dumping grounds and over to the rigs. Check out the picture of the catch the Lady Em had

Deepwater Bottom Fishing—Some nice Tilefish and Snowy Grouper, a few Barrel Grouper, Warsaw Grouper being caught, Work in water 600 to 900ft deep.

Bottom Fishing----Bull Mingo Snapper are the talk right now, the normal size is about a pound but the last two weeks there have been limits of 2-4lb fish. Some nice sized Gag and Red Grouper and a few Scamp. The Sweet Jody had probably the largest lane Snapper I have ever seen. Of course easy limits of Red Snapper on the weekends.

Nearshore Trolling---A great bite of King Mackerel, to make it east take some Yozuri or Rapalla plugs and add a 4, 6 or 8 ounce trolling lead and work the southeast rocks of a quick limit, Plenty of Bonita, Dolphin and an occasional Blackfin Tuna. Bonus Fish !! Sailfish are starting to show inshore already!! Bay Fishing---Trout and Reds under the dock lights at night, Larger Reds and Black Snapper fishing the bridges with live shrimp on the falling tide.

Pier Fishing---Some good number on King and Spanish mackerel, lots of Ladyfish and Hardtails on Gotcha plugs, just a few Tarpon left here now.

Surf Fishing---Sharks Galore!! Pretty much and morning at dawn, any evening at Dusk and most of the night the Sharks are biting, Ladyfish, Hardtails and a few Whiting during the day Jetties---Black Snapper on live shrimp during the falling tide, Ladyfish, Hardtails and Bluefish in the late afternoon on Jigs, Spoons and Gotcha Lures.

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Current Conditions in Destin & Navarre

  • August 18, 2017 4:50 am CDT
    Location: 30.064N 87.551W
    Wind Direction: WNW (300°)
    Wind Speed: 15.6 knots
    Wind Gust: 17.5 knots
    Significant Wave Height: 2.0 ft
    Dominant Wave Period: 3 sec
    Average Period: 3.1 sec
    Mean Wave Direction: WSW (258°)
    Atmospheric Pressure: 29.98 in (1015.4 mb)
    Pressure Tendency: -0.02 in (-0.7 mb)
    Air Temperature: 85.5°F (29.7°C)
    Dew Point: 78.3°F (25.7°C)
    Water Temperature: 86.0°F (30.0°C)
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