December will start to bring a few cold fronts our way. During the winter months, when water temps drop, targeting areas that warm quickly like docks, mangroves, mud flats and potholes will be the best bet. Getting out a little later in the day to allow those areas to warm will help you put more fish in the yak. Sight fishing can be great this time of year when the water clears. Standing in a kayak drifting a flat is a great way to see your targets. Getting up and down can be difficult for some. There are some great products out there can make it easier. Hobie Kayak’s Stand Up H Bar and Yakattack’s Command Stand are two quality products.
Winter month opportunities in the kayak are always weather dependent. If there is a day where the seas allow you to get out, take advantage of it. Sailfish, mahi, kings and wahoo should be your targets. Frisky google eyes and blue runners will be your best options. Trolling the 90-200ft depths through Palm Beach County will put you in line for a bite. Finally don’t forget your flag or another type of visual device to keep yourself safe on the water and in view of other boats.
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