Destin fishing report 6/9/18

Destin fishing report

The marine forecast for the next several days is calling for a light southwest wind in the afternoon with a 1-3 foot sea. Being summer time there is always a chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm but most of those stay well inland.

Nearshore/beach 0-9 miles

There has been a little lull in the mackerel bite but you can still catch a few with a little patience, the best option for kings are big swimbait with a trolling lead or planer, also slow trolling live baits. There are plenty of Bonita around chasing baby squid, spoons are the best bait for Bonita, Bonita are always a fun and hard fighting fish to catch. Vermilion snapper have been holding good on nearshore rocks, be patient and fish around the structure and you should catch enough for dinner.

Deep sea fishing 9-40 miles

Gag groupers are open in state and federal waters while red snapper are open in federal only till June 11. The red snapper bite is good right now early in the season, take advantage of this and get out there while there are still plenty to catch. Wahoo’s are being caught on high-speed lures in between spots and on the way out and in from fishing.

Offshore 40-100 miles

The marlin fishing has been extremely good, there have been several blue marlins over 600lbs caught in recent billfish tournaments. Big tuna and wahoo have been caught, the crew of the “Wynsong” caught a 110 pound wahoo, 156 pound yellowfin tuna and a 699 pound blue marlin.

Shark fishing 0-9 miles

Lots and lots of sharks, you want an exciting battle come sharks fishing with “Boggy Bayou Guide Service” aboard the charter boat “King of Kings”. Black tip and spinner sharks average 20-40lbs and are a very exciting fight. bull and tiger sharks average 125-300lbs and are a true test of strength, these are just some of the sharks being caught around Destin.

Hope to see you all down on the docks and have a blessed day!