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Northwest Florida Forecast

Northwest Florida Forecast
Northwest Florida Forecast

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

August 5 - 7

This week’s Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association’s King Mackerel Tournament was a huge success. 130 boats entered and approximately 800 people showed up for the Captain’s Party. A great time was had by all. Largest king caught was 27 pounds and the biggest overall fish weighed in was 36 pounds. The Snapper Calcutta was won by a fish weighing 27.25 pounds.

Fishing is getting tougher with the water heating up. Sea surface temperature is 88 degrees. The bites have been very tentative and the fish seem to be very lethargic and not aggressive at all. Try downsizing your baits using a half of a cigar minnow. Try fishing the middle of the water column around 15 to 20 seconds on the drop.

angler with black grouper

Cobia seem to have finally shown up this week with some nice fish being landed. Our boat put a 46.5-pound fish in the box on Sunday. Live flat-lined pinfish have really been the ticket for enticing these fish.

Recreational red snapper fishing has closed, however a fall season is already in place. Check with for information. Grouper remains open until December 31st.

Kevin Lanier
Mexico Beach, Florida

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