Mexico Beach Fishing Report: Nov 2013

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]ovember is one of my favorite months to fish! The water is finally cooler but the fishing gets hotter. Nearly every day, I get the question, “What’s biting in the colder months?” And I say, “What’s not biting?” Everything is biting in November! Big bull redfish are running in the bay and they can be caught around navigation markers by dropping live shrimp down to the bottom and then slowly reeling back up. Reds can’t resist blue crabs, so I use live blue crabs too when I can get them, otherwise I use Gulp plastic crabs. Flounder will still be hanging around in the Port St. Joe canal. I love to fish on an outgoing tide using bull minnows.

There is still plenty of sheepshead in the canal too, so I use live shrimp for them. Pompano will still be running in the surf on the beaches. I use sand fleas and fresh dead shrimp, and then hang on for the fight, not to mention they are superb table fare!

By Captain Charlene Burke who is a licensed U.S.C.G. Captain with a Master’s degree in Marine Biology and Coastal Zone studies. About Fun Charters 850-340-1035