|Golden tilefish, not to be confused with sand tilefish|
Offshore Report: The dog days of summer may have slowed the dolphin bite to only a few fish here and there, however the past week has seen some solid wahoo reports coming in from 130 to 250-feet of water. In addition to the wahoo on the trolling side, a fair number of sailfish and white marlin are being found along temperature breaks in 400 to 1200-feet of water. Bottom fishing continues to produce plenty of table fare with vermillion, triggerfish, and sea bass. Occasionally a few golden tilefish can be landed too, like the photo submitted by Capt. Pete Loy. Numerous large red snapper are also being caught, but their is no keeper season for them presently. Live pinfish, cut squid and cigar minnows have all produced solid bottom catches when fishing over live bottom areas in 65 to 110-feet of water. The king mackerel bite is expected to begin to peak heading into July and late summer while slow-trolling over live bottom areas in 50 to 90-feet of water.
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