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The vessels, out of Deep Sea Headquarters, went on 12-hour jaunts. Normally, they would go about 40 to 45 miles offshore, but on Wednesday, they decided to venture about 65 miles out, said employee Gary Gorman.
They were rewarded with catches of about 60 blackfin tuna on one boat and about 45 on the other, he said.
“It was rather incredible,” Gorman said.
At Dolphin Dock, Eric Peschke said folks on a 12-hour trip offshore this week caught a decent number of blackfin tuna, plus a 124-pound yellowfin specimen. They also nabbed Atlantic sharpnose shark, dorado and vermilion snapper.
Bays have been producing gafftop and whiting, Peschke said.
Wyatt Hickman at Fisherman’s Wharf said recent catches offshore have included vermilion snapper, grouper, kingfish, Atlantic sharpnose shark and a few dorado.
Anglers hitting the bays have been finding redfish and flounder, he said.
Blake Wallingsford said a man at Horace Caldwell Pier yesterday caught two redfish, one 28 inches long and the other 30 inches in length. Wallingsford works at Keepers, a shop on the pier.
At Woody’s Sports Center, Sharon Keehlisen said the cool front that hit today should get redfish moving.
Keehlisen said guides have been finding flounder along the edges of channels. They’ve also been locating black drum in good numbers, she said.
Folks hitting local piers have been catching whiting and flounder, plus trout under the lights at night, Keehlisen said.
Offshore, she said, catches have included Atlantic sharpnose shark, dorado, barracuda, bonito and blackfin tuna.