The Hooters Fishing Report for May 11, 2011
May 10, 2011 3:08 PM
Water temperature is averaging 75 degrees with a small rolling wave coming in at the pier. In the morning, anglers are catching Spanish mackerel, redfish and hardtail. Also a few sheepshead, whiting and king mackerel are showing up. Pompano can still be found in the surf. Sandfleas, shrimp or a jig work best.
Redfish and speckled trout are still the hot ticket. Redfish are being caught around the Destin bridge and docks back in the bay. Live bait is always best. Speckled trout are showing up on the flats and up in the bayous. Live shrimp is a good bet for snagging a trout.
Triggerfish are plentiful, big and biting well on squid and Boston mackerel in 60 to 180 feet of water. Bull mingo, red grouper and scamp are also showing up. A lot of red snapper are being hooked. Don’t forget snapper have to go back until June 1 when the season kicks off. Big amberjack are being caught about 20 to 25 miles out. Hardtails work good for bait. Wahoo and dolphin are in the 25 to 40 mile range.