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December 15, 2017

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Surf City Ocean Pier, Inc.
112 South Shore Drive
P.O. Box 2582
Surf City, NC 28445

(910) 328-3521

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St. Croix Mojo Salt series



St. Croix Mojo Salt series blends durability and design consistency for top performance
Park Falls, WI (November 15, 2017) – Florida Keys guide and co-host of Saltwater Experience, Capt. Tom Rowland knows that hosting clients with varying degrees of angling skill is the ultimate testing ground for new products like St. Croix’s Mojo Salt series. After extensive field experience, Rowland grades this lineup of conventional and spinning rods a solid A+.
“Mojo Salt is perfect for the rigorous nature of a guide boat,” Rowland said. “With nine models in the series, Mojo Salt applies to so many techniques, and the wide variety of species I chase.
“They’re the battle axe of saltwater fishing.”

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Giant 81 lb Wahoo Caught on the east side of Cape Lookout

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Anderson and Curt Winbourne with a wahoo that topped the scales at 81 lbs. The fish was caught on 20 lb. test line and light tackle king mackerel gear. They were live bait fishing on the east side of Cape Lookout.



Till next time....
Tight lines
Johnny

Fisherman's Post Fishing Report Topsail – December 14, 2017

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Vinita, of Surf City Pier, reports that anglers have been catching a number of large mullet. The biggest fish have been coming in off live shrimp, while the rest are going for Fishbites. The trout and bluefish bite have both been impressive, though the fish have generally been small.
Joe, of Seaview Fishing Pier, reports a strong presence of mullet, trout, black drum, and bluefish. Anglers are using live shrimp and dead shrimp on jig heads to pull in most of the fish. Winter anglers can expect to find puffers and even more mullet deep into the colder months.
Chadwick, of South End Anglers, reports that trout are continuing to bite in great numbers, with MR18s, Trout Tricks, and Fathom Inshore jigs providing the most action. Boat basins, bridges, and creeks are where most of the fish are congregating, with a few coming from area inlets.
Bluefish are biting both inshore and off the beach, while a few flounder have been pulled in with Z-Man soft plastics on jig heads. Both red and black drum are still going strong, biting jigs and both live and dead shrimp. You’ll find the drum around oyster rocks, docks, and bridges.
Bottom fishing has been productive in the 3-10 mile range, with good catches of sea bass, grunts, and grouper coming in on metal jigs and squid. Just about any nearshore AR, ledge, or live bottom area should produce fish.
Over the winter months, expect the speck bite to stay strong as long as the water temperature stays above 50 degrees. Areas along the mainland that have dark mud bottoms will hold the most trout, but they will also school around boat basins, canals, mainland creeks, and docks out of heavy current. Use long, light leaders and 1/8 oz. Fathom Inshore jigs to pull them in, and try to fish during the middle of the day when the water is warmest.
Both red and black drum will continue to feed throughout the winter, and they should be fished for with the freshest shrimp that you can find on light Carolina rigs with 2/0 circle hooks.
Sea bass and tautogs will provide good action through the winter on nearshore structure. Use squid baits around ARs, hard bottoms, and ledges. You may also find a grey trout or two.
Mike, of Native Son, reports that while the trout bite has been good, unfortunately the small specks are the ones showing up in the biggest numbers.
Every school will have bigger fish in it, and using a bigger bait like the MirrOlure MirrOdine XL or a Z-Man diesel minnow may help you pick them out of the mix.
Red drum are still thick in the marsh, but a lot of the bigger fish have begun to move to the surf zone. The inshore drum are being caught while sight fishing. Cruise quietly and look for the reds around oyster beds and points. When surf fishing, look for the reds hiding in sloughs. It may be hard to locate them, but once you do, they’re aggressive and biting in good numbers.

December 13, 2017

House Natural Resources Committee Releases Magnuson Stevens Reauthorization Bill

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Landmark Legislation to Benefit Saltwater Anglers Advances in U.S. House
House Natural Resources Committee Approves Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Bill


Washington, D.C. December 13, 2017 - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources approved H.R. 200, a bill sponsored by Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) that amends the 1976 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermen. A coalition of organizations representing the saltwater recreational fishing and boating community endorsed H.R. 200 and highlighted the importance of incorporating saltwater recreational fishing management provisions into the nation's primary law governing federal fisheries management.
On April 6, 2017, Congressman Garret Graves (R-La.), a leader on recreational fishing issues, introduced H.R. 2023, the Modern Fish Act, to address the challenges facing recreational fishermen in the federal fisheries management system. He was joined by a bipartisan list of 24 cosponsors. Original cosponsors include Congressmen Gene Green (D-Texas), Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) and Rob Wittman (R-Va.). The Modern Fish Act's legislative language was ultimately included in H.R. 200.
"We owe great thanks to Chairman Rob Bishop, Congressman Don Young and Congressman Garret Graves for working together to bring meaningful change to recreational fisheries management through the reauthorization of the nation's marine fisheries law," said Jeff Angers, president of the Center for Sportfishing Policy. "This is a major step forward in implementing the vision set forth by the Morris-Deal Report for the future of saltwater recreational fishing. The importance of this legislation to the recreational fishing and boating community was made clear by tens of thousands of advocates who have made their voices heard by contacting their elected officials in recent months."
Through years of hard work, the priorities of the recreational fishing and boating community were identified and presented to federal policy makers by the Commission on Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Management. This group is also referred to as the Morris-Deal Commission, named for co-chairs Johnny Morris, founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops, and Scott Deal, president of Maverick Boat Group. In 2014, the Morris-Deal Commission released "A Vision for Managing America's Saltwater Recreational Fisheries," which included six key policy changes to produce the full range of saltwater recreational fishing's social, economic and conservation benefits to the nation.
Many of the recommendations of the Morris-Deal Commission are addressed by the Modern Fish Act and now included in H.R. 200. This legislation addresses many of the challenges faced by recreational anglers, including allowing alternative management tools for recreational fishing, reexamining fisheries allocations and improving recreational data collection. The bill aims to benefit fishing access and conservation by incorporating modern management approaches, science and technology to guide decision-making.
On December 8, the coalition requested in a letter to the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources that the Modern Fish Act be included in the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act and moved to the House floor for final passage.
Furthermore, 135 marine recreational fishing and boating industry executives signed a letter to the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources on December 11, in support of the Modern Fish Act and its inclusion in the final reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. The saltwater fishing economy spans the entire United States not just the U.S. coastline, as demonstrated by the list of signatories.
"America's 11 million saltwater anglers have a $63 billion economic impact annually and generate 440,000 jobs," said Mike Nussman, president and CEO of the American Sportfishing Association. "However, recreational fishing has been treated as an afterthought in the federal fisheries management system for decades. If enacted, H.R. 200 would finally give saltwater recreational fishing the attention it deserves in the Magnuson-Stevens Act."
"The need to revise the one-size-fits-all approach of the Magnuson-Stevens Act has been abundantly clear in recent years as anglers face unreasonably limited access to public marine resources," said Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association. "Stakeholders of the recreational boating industry, a uniquely American-made industry with an economic footprint of more than $121 billion annually and more than 650,000 American jobs, are encouraged by the Committee's action today, and we hope to see final passage by the House very soon."
"We commend the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources for taking the next step in reauthorizing the Magnuson-Stevens Act," said Patrick Murray, president of Coastal Conservation Association. "The need to update our nation's fisheries management system to ensure the conservation of our public marine resources and reasonable public access to those resources is abundantly clear. We look forward to the full House consideration of the bill."
"The provisions of the Modern Fish Act included in H.R. 200 would provide parity for federally-managed recreational fisheries, while continuing to safeguard the conservation of our fisheries resources," said Jeff Crane, president of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation. "In addition to Chairman Bishop, Congressman Young and Congressman Graves, a big thanks to the bipartisan House leadership of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus for their co-sponsorship of these important measures on behalf of America's anglers."
"We thank Chairman Rob Bishop for expediting this Committee markup and moving the Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization bill forward," said Jim Donofrio, president of the Recreational Fishing Alliance. "We also commend Congressman Don Young and Congressman Garret Graves for drafting this landmark legislation that will increase angler access while continuing to rebuild recreational fisheries."
"Recreational fishing and commercial fishing are two fundamentally different activities needing distinctly different management tools," said Angers. "Since 1976, recreational anglers have been shoehorned into a management regime that was never designed to manage recreational fishing. H.R. 200 would make critical changes to the Magnuson-Stevens Act to better manage recreational fisheries."
Following today's vote, the coalition encourages House leadership to quickly bring H.R. 200 to the floor for https://www.joinrfa.org/final passage. Marine recreational anglers and boaters are eager to see this landmark legislation move through the House and Senate and signed into law.

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November 16, 2017

Fisherman's Post Saltwater Tournament List for November and December 2017

Saltwater Tournament List for November and December 2017



November 18, 2017
JACKSONVILLE ROTARY SPECKLED TROUT SHOOTOUT
Jacksonville Landing, Jacksonville, NC
Contact: Mike Tuton (910) 934-3980
www.jacksonvillerotaryclubnc.org
November 25, 2017
CY’S WORLD FLOUNDER, TROUT, AND REDFISH RODEO
Ocean Isle Fishing Center, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Contact: Ned Garber (910) 237-2586
www.cysworld.org

DECEMBER

Date TBA, 2017
SWANSBORO CENTURY CLUB FRIENDLY CITY SPECKLED TROUT TOURNAMENT
Caspers Marina, Swansboro, NC
Contact: Lynn Sanbeg(910) 326-4300
www.nc.och.schoolinsites.com

Till next time....
Tight Lines,
Johnny


Fisherman's Post Topsail Island fishing report, November 16, 2017

Fisherman's Post November 16, fishing report for Topsail Island

Vinita, of Surf City Pier, reports that kings have still been biting, with fish anywhere from 10-35 lbs. being pulled in. Cut bluefish remains the best bait for the kings.
While a few spot runs have come through, they’ve been inconsistent. A decent sea mullet and pompano presence has kept anglers busy, though, and the trout bite has been off and on.

Dylan and Mason French with a pair of speckled trout. Both fish stuck Z-Man soft plastics on 1/4 oz. jigs.

Frank, of Seaview Fishing Pier, reports that the last few weeks have been slow, with no significant catches. 

Fishing on the beach around the pier has been decent for such species as sea mullet, flounder, and spots, but the fish are hanging just out of reach for pier anglers.

Sean Benson with a 24” trout that hit a Rapala V10 just before sunset.
Mike, of Native Son, reports that the main story these past few weeks has been the speckled trout action, with most fish being in the 17-22” range. The specks have started to migrate from the main channels to the smaller feeder creeks, and if you can find a concentration of bait, chances are the trout are close by.
MirrOdines have been producing the most fish, especially in electric chicken, white broken glass, and pinfish colors. Chartreuse, opening night, and green lantern-colored Z-Man MinnowZ are also working well.
Plenty of flounder can be found in the same spots as the trout, and they will readily eat a soft plastic if you can wade through the lizardfish to get one to them.
Red drum are starting to school up and can be found in their usual winter places, such as on points and oyster bars. Thanks to outstanding water clarity, you should be able to see the drum and cast right to them.
Jim, of Plan 9 Charters, reports that king mackerel fishing remains excellent. The fish have been anywhere from 30” to 25 lbs. and are being found between 8-12 miles. Both live and dead bait are catching the kings.
False albacore are being found from the inlet out to about 10 miles offshore, where small shiny jigs and flies are producing the most fish.
Bottom fishing has been fantastic. Sea bass, grouper, and snapper are all happily biting, especially in the 70-100’ range. Deeper water has been producing some larger sea bass and a few red snapper during the mini season opener.
Jim, of Plan 9 Charters, reports that king mackerel fishing remains excellent. The fish have been anywhere from 30” to 25 lbs. and are being found between 8-12 miles. Both live and dead bait are catching the kings.
False albacore are being found from the inlet out to about 10 miles offshore, where small shiny jigs and flies are producing the most fish.
Bottom fishing has been fantastic. Sea bass, grouper, and snapper are all happily biting, especially in the 70-100’ range. Deeper water has been producing some larger sea bass and a few red snapper during the mini season opener.

 Till next time,
Tight Lines,
Johnny

October 30, 2017

Guest post by Rik Flaxman - Fall and Winter fishing on Topsail Island

Guest post by Rik Flaxman, founder of 11Must.com

Why You Should Do Fishing On Topsail Island During Fall and Winter
About Topsail Island
Topsail Island is located in the southeastern North Carolina on the Atlantic Ocean. It is very close to Jacksonville, Wrightsville Beach, and Wilmington. There is an opportunity to Surf City Ocean Pier, Sea View and Jolly Roger Pier for all fishing lovers.

Types of Fish to Expect

There are different types of fish you can catch, particularly if you have your fish finder gadget. With the best fish finder, you can catch speckled trout, croakers, chopper blues, red drum, flounder, sea mullets, black drum and Spanish mackerel. Chatter or offshore fishing may bring about catches of shark, mahi-mahi, amberjack, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, sea bass, false albacores, grouper, bluefish, bonito, and flounder, among others.

Whether you are a seasoned expert or novice fishing aficionado, fishing at Topsail Island, North Carolina, is a much-loved pastime for many. All kinds of fishing are  In addition to taking in the beauty of nature and the Atlantic Ocean, All types of fishing are practiced on this Island such as inlet, surf and pier fishing in addition to enjoying the beauty of nature on the Atlantic Ocean. There is also fishing in personal watercraft as well as charter boat fishing.

Right on Topsail Island, the fishing is heating up all through the fall and winter seasons, despite the fact that the weather may be cooling down. What is the reason for this? The fact that fish are moving from the cooler northern waters to look for warmer southern waters during the autumn months is one of the biggest reasons.

On the other hand, the cooler water and the water encourage fish to come nearer to the shoreline than they do in the summer months at the end of the heat summer heat. Only these two factors add up to make great and amazing winter fishing experience on Topsail Island.

But wait, there is more! That's not all about fishing on Topsail Island during fall and winter. Continue reading to know more about why you should try fishing on Topsail Island during the fall and winter to know that it is really exciting to be part of this wonderful experience.

There is Fewer People and More Fish

As mentioned earlier, there are more fish as a result of the migration of fish from north to south. But don't forget also that there are fewer people chasing more fish on the beach and in our local waters at this particular period of the year because this is the off-season for vacationing. At this time, you won't have to worry about a lot of people disturbing your surf fishing line. Furthermore, you won't have summer traffic to compete with, while boat traffic will be restricted to the fishermen who are more serious as against the recreational boaters who are just out and about.

The fishing piers are the only places where you may not get fewer people on Topsail Island at this period of the year. They are really pretty busy in the fall months, with a number of people coming to the place just for this very cause. A number of them come to the piers to fish for a couple times in a month and several enthusiastic fishermen come each single day. As a result, you can look forward to hustle and hum on each of the three Topsail Island fishing piers. And this is for a good reason!

Ideal Fishing Situations with the Best Fish Finder Gadget

Another important reason why you should do fishing on Topsail Island during fall and winter with your best fish finder gadget is that there are perfect fishing conditions. Ample of opportunities to fish, lower humidity and cooler temperatures but not extremely cold are some of the highlights of a fall fishing practice on Topsail Island. You can bet the fish are biting, whether in the sound or in the ocean, rivers, and creeks.

Fall and winter months on Topsail Island give a calm tranquility and quiet conditions for catching fish with the fish finder. This very period of the year is perfect for you if you are the type that is fond of crisp cool air and little to no competition for your catch.

As a matter of fact, you will understand that there is inherent beauty island beauty on Topsail Island all year long, particularly if you've been to the island in any of its seasons. You are assured of elegant coastal views, eye-catching sunrises and sunsets, and a uniquely Topsail island vibe. Another perk of an offseason trip to Topsail Island is enormous fishing.

 You will Get Hooked on Seasonal Fish Favorites

Now, let's look at the fish! Some kinds of fish can be found locally in the waters all year long, while others are only passing through. Whichever way, you will always have something to catch including blues, albacore, mackerel, and mullet.

One of the local favorites in the fall and winter months is a spot. Best fish finders line the piers and waterways armed with bloodworms, fresh shrimp pieces, and related baits. You will discover that Spot two Spots are caught at a time when the fish finder is hot; meaning that the two gadget comes up with fish on them.

In only a few hours, coolers are filled with this tasty little fish. No wonder there is a local fishing festival to celebrate this catch! Quite a number of fishermen are particular and interested in specks or Speckled Sea Trout on Topsail Island. Fall is the best time of the year to catch them, although this prized fish can be caught all year round. They can be discovered not just in the inshore creeks and marshes but also in the surf and from the ocean piers. Specks sell like hot cake and they are delicious!

Conclusion

Without a doubt, there are top reasons for fishing on Topsail Island with the best fish finder gadget during fall and winter. There are perfect fishing conditions, you will catch the fish of your choice and there are fewer people and more fish in the ocean at this period of the year. Are you looking forward to your next Topsail Island fishing holiday? Plan this for fall or winter period and make this a yearly tradition!

October 27, 2017

Fisherman's Post Topsail Fishing Report – October 26, 2017

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Vinita, of Surf City Ocean Pier, reports a wide range of fish being pulled in, with pompano, spanish, and sea mullet making up the majority of the catch.
Anglers were able to take advantage of a good spot run early last week, and the kings have been biting as well. Most of the kings have been in the 20 lb. range, with one fish as big as 39 lbs. being pulled in.
Sam Newsome, of Manassas, VA, with a keeper flounder that was caught on cut mullet while fishing from a private dock on the Topsail Sound.

Chris, of East Coast Sports, reports that inshore anglers have been seeing double digit red drum days, with plenty of slot and over-slot fish to go around. Speckled trout fishing is also picking up, with the average speck weighing in around 2 lbs. (and several fish reaching the 4 lb. mark). Topwater fishing over oyster rocks has been good for both species.
Flounder action, though, has been harder to come by.
Surf fishing has been producing pompano (up to 4 lbs.) and sea mullet. Pier anglers are taking advantage of good spot runs and finding a big red drum here and there. A few false albacore have been pulled in from the piers, though the vast majority of the “fat albert” action has been just off the beach, where it’s been easy to pull in good numbers of the fish using light tackle.
The king mackerel bite has been phenomenal, with schools of fish so thick that nearshore anglers are concentrating on little else. These are schoolie kings (average size around 10-20 lbs.). You can find them around any kind of structure in the 4-15 mile range, and fishing dead bait on Mackahoos will do the trick.
In the Stream, wahoos have been continuing to bite relentlessly, where fast trolling planers are generating the most action. The average size of the wahoos have been between 30-40 lbs.
Bottom fishing has been producing really big triggerfish, a handful of beeliners, a few gags, and various other bottom fish.

Tyler, of Seaview Fishing Pier, reports that anglers are catching nice-sized sea mullet and average-sized spots. Drum fishing has slowed down, but plenty of blues are being caught on Gotcha plugs and diamond jigs. There have also been a few trout here and there caught on shrimp (usually first thing in the morning).
The king fishing has been slow, too, with only one 22 lb. fish landed.

October 12, 2017

Fisherman's Post Fishing Report Topsail – October 12, 2017





Fisherman's Post Fishing Report Topsail – October 12, 2017

Vinita, of Surf City Pier, reports a “mixed bag” of fish. Flounder, blues, pompano, Virginia mullet, and red drum have all been biting, while a good number of kings have also recently shown up.
Spots are inconsistent, but they’re definitely out there.
Michael Nichols, of Wilkesboro, NC, with a 19” sheepshead landed using live shrimp near Brown’s Inlet.

Daniel, of Seaview Fishing Pier, reports that after a great spot run last week, the action has slowed down a bit. Overall, the catch has mainly consisted of Virginia mullet, bluefish, and some good-sized spanish and pompano. The pompano have been falling for shrimp, and the spanish are hitting Gotcha plugs.
One or two decent kings have also been pulled in, with live bluefish as the bait.
Robbie, of Jolly Roger Pier, reports a recent surge of pompano that are biting bloodworms and shrimp. In addition, there have been a few spanish, blues, black drum, and Virginia mullet. See the full report at Fisherman's Post. 

Till next time....Tight lines!Johnny



September 14, 2017

Fishing Seasons - from Surf City Ocean Pier



Fishing Seasons



Pier Zones from the beach on out.
1. Suds, 2. Slough, 3. Sandbar (100 yards), 4. The Deep, 5. The Deeper


Regulations Change often!  Always consult Recreational Guides for Sports Fisherman in your area for updates and changes.


Read more at Surf City Ocean Pier Click Here


August 31, 2017

Topsail – August 31, 2017 | Fisherman's Post





Topsail – August 31, 2017 | Fisherman's Post



Topsail – August 31, 2017

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Ed, of Surf City Pier, reports that black drum fishing has been going well, with anglers catching 2-6 lb. fish using bottom rigs tipped with shrimp and sand fleas. At night, some red drum have been landed with these same baits, along with mud minnows, finger mullet, and cut bait.
Some keeper flounder are being caught using live finger mullet on Carolina rigs.
Virginia mullet, as well as pompano, have been biting shrimp fished on double-drop rigs.
Spanish mackerel and bluefish have been hooked off the end of the pier when throwing Gotcha plugs.
Tarpon are still in the area and can be seen moving by the pier.
Capt. Will Bridges, of Jamaican Me Crazy Fishing Charters, with a red grouper that fell for a cigar minnow in 100′ of water.

Chris, of East Coast Sports, reports that red drum are biting well inshore around oyster beds and grass lines, especially when adjacent to deeper channels. Soft plastics (such as offerings from Saltwater Assassin) and shiny-colored spoons are the best offerings, and these tactics are also producing a few trout.
Anglers targeting flounder are having the most success fishing in deeper channels along the inlets. Bucktails, soft plastics, and live bait on Carolina rigs have all been producing fish.
Ladyfish can still be found under lit docks and under Topsail area bridges.
Those fishing from the pier and in the surf are catching good numbers of sea mullet for this time of year. The best bet is tossing a double-drop rig tipped with sand fleas or shrimp. This same method has also been landing pompano.
There have been some 40”+ red drum being caught in the surf by those targeting them late into the night. These fish will strike a live bait, but most will go for a big chunk of cut bait soaked on a Carolina rig.
Nearshore, spanish mackerel have been falling for gold-colored #00 Clarkspoons trolled behind #1 and #2 planers just outside the inlet. The spanish can be caught throughout the day, but early mornings have been producing the most fish. Spanish have also been caught by casting epoxy and diamond jigs to schools of feeding fish. Mixed in with the spanish have been bluefish and schoolie-sized king mackerel.
Offshore, triggerfish have been caught using drop rigs tipped with cut bait or squid. Gag grouper have been falling for live bait and cigar minnows in 70-100’ of water. Further out (40+ miles), red and scamp grouper can be caught with these same baits.

Matt Gentry with a 32” red drum that went for a piece of cut pinfish near Rich’s Inlet.
Wahoo are starting to show up in the Gulf Stream. The best tactic is high speed trolling with skirted ballyhoo and various trolling lures. This method will also attract sailfish and blackfin tuna.

Mike, of Native Son Guide Service, reports that flounder fishing off the beach has been good. Bigger flatfish have come on artificials, for example a 2 oz. Spro bucktail paired with a Z-Man plastic trailer.
Inshore, there are lots of short flounder, but there are some bigger fish mixed in. Finding the concentration of bait is key, as the bigger fish should be nearby waiting to ambush. Docks and other structure in the deeper water seem to be holding the better-sized flatfish right now.
Small cobia are also being caught inshore, providing catch and release fun.
The spanish are just off the beach, but the bigger fish are coming in 40-45’ of water. There are lots of small kings around, too.
The red drum fishing is improving. The reds are starting to group back up into schools, but the larger ones tend to still be lone hunters. As the mullet thicken up, the size and numbers of the schools of red drum will grow.
For now, throw topwater lures early in the morning (Rapala Skitterwalks), and then bait fish or throw soft plastics or spoons during the day.
Get more details at Fishermanspost.com

Till next time....
Tight lines!
Johnny