Start of Winter Fishing 12/09/2017

The fishing has been great these past couple weeks inshore with snook, trout, and redfish and nearshore with great numbers of Kingfish and Gag Grouper. This cold front we are having right now is going to drop the water temperature big time and change all of our fishing. Once this cold front passes look for the inshore scene to light up with Sheephead, Black Drum, Flounder, Trout, and Redfish. We will stop using white bait and switch over to shrimp since the fish will change their feeding habits. Docks, sea walls, jettys, and passes will be your best bet to hook up to some of these fish. Use a live or dead shrimp on the bottom with a knocker rig or a split shot change size depending on water depth and current. Also the winter time is one of the best times of year to throw artificial lures up shallow for that trophy Trout or Redfish. Also catch Flounder and Pompano while artificial fishing. Nearshore the bottom fishing will pick up with a number of species. Sheephead, Snapper, Hogfish, Flounder, Grouper, Porgys just to name a few. It is a great way to fill the box if you are looking for that fish dinner. Also still might be some Kingfish and Cobia lurking around as the water temperatures drop. Triple tail on the crab traps are also a great option on calm winter days for the near shore scene. The fishing is great in the winter time even when it gets cold so don’t miss out!!