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Action good at Horace Caldwell Pier
The action has been good lately at Horace Caldwell Pier.
“Looks like people are catching blacktip and hammerhead sharks left and right really easily right now,” Blake Wallingsford said late this afternoon, Friday, April 12. A woman on the pier also caught a 50-inch red drum today, said Wallingsford, who works at Keepers, a store on the pier.
At Woody’s Sports Center, Sharon Keehlisen said bay guides have been doing well.
“Lots of redfish and black drum” Keehlisen said. “Sheepshead are starting to slow down a bit, but in the last couple of days, speckled trout have been showing up.”
One guide came back the other day with a bunch of trout, including two that were 25 inches long and one that measured 27 inches.
Anglers also have been catching black drum at the south jetty, gafftop from piers in town, Black drum and pompano in the surf and redfish in the flats, Keehlisen said.
Folks offshore have been catching Atlantic sharpnose shark, said Eric Peschke at Dolphin Dock.
Paula Housman at Deep Sea Headquarters said anglers fishing offshore on a recent 24-hour trip caught about 90 blackfin tuna. An eight-hour trip got into some Atlantic sharpnose shark. Bay anglers have been catching redfish and black drum, she said.
Wyatt Hickman at Fisherman’s Wharf said anglers on a 12-hour offshore trip Tuesday hauled in vermillion and lane snapper, grouper, kingfish and 40 or 50 Atlantic sharpnose shark.
Bay guides have been returning with redfish, sheepshead, black drum and a bunch of trout, Hickman said.
North jetty anglers have been catching numerous trout and a lot of Spanish mackerel, Hickman said. Tarpon also have been seen around the north jetty, he said.