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Load your hooks: Weekend fishing looks good
Weekend anglers can look forward to some good weather and good fishing.
Blake Wallingsford at Keepers, a shop on Horace Caldwell Pier, said anglers who have braved the fog have caught a lot of croaker and some good-sized whiting. Pompano, blacktip shark and Atlantic sharpnose shark in the two-and-half feet to three feet range also have been caught. With better weather forecast for the weekend, Wallingsford is looking for fishing – and catching – to pick up.
The special permitted fishing trips in federal waters are bringing in limits of really nice big red snapper, according to Bob Roberts at Fisherman’s Wharf. He said they’ve also been catching vermillion snapper.
Anglers on the north jetty have been coming back with quite a bit of sheepshead and some nice redfish. Sand trout are showing up and a couple – just a couple – Spanish mackerel have been brought in. Bay guides are bringing in nice catches of redfish and sheepshead.
Sharon Keehlisen at Woody’s Sports Center reports anglers on the south jetty are catching limits of large sheepshead using live and dead shrimp. Surf anglers are reeling in black drum, whiting and croaker. Those fishing from the Island Queen are catching sheepshead. The guides are coming back with black drum, a few redfish and sheepshead. Off the piers, gafftop and whiting are biting. Offshore catches are mostly kingfish and shark.
Bay fishing trips out of Deep Sea Headquarters have really picked up according to Dan Hurd. Anglers are coming to the dock with a lot of whiting, gafftop and a few trout. Offshore, anglers are getting into a lot of tuna, some big amberjack, vermillion snapper and Atlantic sharpnose shark. Weekend fishing is looking up because, Hurd said, “It looks like we might get some decent weather.”
At Dolphin Dock Bill Fintel said they’re looking forward to a good weekend of fishing. Anglers can expect to reeling in kingfish, ling, Atlantic sharpnose shark, amberjack and vermillion snapper. On permitted trips in federal waters, nice big red snapper are taking the bait, Fintel said.