Fired Up Offshore Forecast – December 2019

The offshore and nearshore bite is going off. Fishing has been awesome as it usually is this time of year. Bunker pods have finally showed up and should continue to stay around a little while longer. Work the pods close to shore for giant red drum and other species feeding on them like bluefish, king mackerel, and maybe a cobia if it isn’t too cold early in December. Use a 50lb. mono leader with a 1-2 oz weight and a 7/0 circle hook. You can Knocker rig it or fish finder rig it.

Take the pogies offshore for some great kingfish action in all the normal areas but be wary of the wind and good luck if you find a calm day. If you are not aware this is the time of year the blackfin tuna, sailfish and big kingfish show up – from now till mid-January. Bunker have been abundant, bait catching should be easy enough. Sharks have been going strong as well. Don’t forget to add a piece of #6 wire for the toothy critters. Beeliners, triggers, vermillion and plenty of red snapper are out there. Chicken rigging is where the hot bite has been successful. Use just enough weight for the current and depth.

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