Gag grouper season is off to a fantastic start! Most fish being caught using pinfish in the 130-140′ range along with some solid yellowtail snapper. Roughly 80lb wahoo caught this week by Capt. Tony Fudoli. You may need to venture into the 180-200′ range for those guys. Trolling lures such as Nomad DTX minnows in the 200/220 size (pinks and purples) are extremely popular and productive for wahoo. Capt. Tony has also been using our frozen split tail mullets for wahoo which have worked extremely well. Some very nice American red snapper being reported in the 160′ depths and beyond. Large mangrove snapper on the near shore wrecks are plentiful as per usual. A couple cobia were reported inside of 15 miles this week as well as a solid sailfish! Inshore redfish action sure is heating up with a few schools already being reported in the north Sarasota Bay. Focus on early mornings, starting with topwater spooks (preferably bone) then moving on to spoons and lil jons as the morning progresses. Quarter ounce gold spoons by Johnson Silver minnow are a favorite. Golden bream (soft plastic) seems to always work but especially this time of year over the grass flats, they can be excellent for reds and trout. Trout bite has been decent in the bay also with a few smaller snook sprinkled in as well. Bait has been improving every day in the bay and is still pretty solid off of the beach. Lots of pinfish on the flats! We are also still hearing of some juvenile tarpon, snook and jacks near the creek mouths (Phillippi creek & South creek). We will see what this first cold front brings. Stop in and see us!! Tight Lines!