Offshore anglers seem to be adapting well to the end of red snapper fishing in Federal Waters. Mangrove snapper along with spade fish, Spanish mackerel, kings, ling and a wide variety of other fish are now the focus of the fishermen heading beyond the jetties.

Friday, the party boat Capt. John made a 25-mile trip that resulted in six kings, 30 bonnethead sharks, seven sharpnose sharks and a large stingray. The day before, limits of red snapper were taken along with pompano, ling, amberjacks and barracuda. That trip was to 70 miles south of the jetties and Capt. Cody Carter was at the helm for both trips.

Capt. Joe Kent is a columnist for The Daily News. Report your catch to reel.report@galvnews.com or call 409-683-5273.

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