Winter Fishing Report 12/26/2017
The year is coming to an end and the fishing is going off both inshore and nearshore. The weather has been staying warm this month which is dragging the fall fishing on a little longer and holding off on the true winter time fishing.
Inshore we have still been fishing with white bait catching lots of Trout, Redfish, Snook, and Flounder. Fishing with shrimp can be very productive this time of year especially with it being around winter time but when it stays warm like it has been the white bait hangs around longer and the fish will continue to eat it.
Nearshore fishing is still hot with a amazing kingfish bite going on. We still have a ton of fish migrating south through our area right now and are catching plenty of fish in the 15-30lb range with a few caught over 30lb. Anchoring up and chumming with white bait is the best way to get them fired up but slow trolling a live blue runner or lady fish is a great way to catch them as well. The bigger fish seem to come from slow trolling bigger live baits but we still catch them on the white bait.
In the next upcoming week or two the winter time fishing will kick in and we will begin to target Sheepshead, Blackdrum, and Flounder inshore. Nearshore the Kingfish will thin out and the bottom fishing will heat up with Snapper, Porgys, Hogfish, and many other species. Don’t miss out on the action and lets go fish!!