If you don’t live here, you may think the fishing isn’t too good during our cooler months. Actually, it’s the opposite.
With winter just around the corner, passing cold fronts already have the water temperatures dropping. This does two things. First: It pushes the baitfish off the grass flats. Second: When the baitfish leave, so do the predator fish, such as snook, redfish and seatrout.
Both baitfish and the predator fish are seeking deeper water for warmth. Baitfish tend to go hangout at range markers and bridge pilings. The predator fish like to hangout in residential canals, creeks, rivers, and deep-water pockets that are protected from the wind by mangrove shorelines.
Once everything gets acclimated to its winter surroundings, the fishing is outstanding. Many days, it’s like shooting fish in a barrel. There are times when you can catch snook, redfish and seatrout for hours on end at the same spot. Even on cold blistery days, you can always find places tucked out of the wind and still catch fish.
So, if you’re new to the area, vacationing, or have friends in from out of town, give me a call. I can always put you on some fish.