May 19, 2023
By Capt. Kevin Lanier
Port St. Joe to Keaton Beach
Capt. Kevin Lanier of KC Sportfishing covers fishing from Mexico Beach to Steinhatchee, including Apalachicola, St. George Island, Carabelle, St. Marks and Keaton Beach
May 19 - 21
This week in the northwest it looks like we will have some shaky weather to start but our trend of good fishing should continue. Wahoo and mahi mahi are showing between 20 and 30 miles offshore. Pull your favorite lure at around 6 to 7 miles an hour. This can produce some very nice fish. A 50-pound mahi was caught by a group out of the Port St. Joe marina this week. The water temperature is around 77 degrees now which is ideal for these fish. Look for tuna with them as well. The Federal Charters in the Gulf of Mexico found out the official dates for their red snapper season. June 1st through August 24th. Inshore fishing is still very good. Flounder fishing is on fire right now. Bounce small jigs and live shrimp right off the bottom.
The weather next week is looking iffy, so pay close attention.
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Mexico Beach, Florida