As the water temps have dropped, it’s been a reverse effect for the fish. They have been chewing nonstop! Redfish are schooled up to where you should have no problem catching multiples in a short amount of time.
Snook have moved to their normal winter hang outs back in the creeks and canals. We try not to target snook as much in the colder months, because they can’t handle the winter as well as the reds and trout.
The key this time of year is looking for pot holes and areas where fish can get trapped in until the tide rises again. You might have to get out of the boat and walk to certain areas, but it will definitely be worth it.
The offshore bite has been very good and plentiful with species. Anything from cobia to hogfish and the always hungry grouper. We don’t have to go as far out this time of year to get these fish. Concentrate on your shallower rock piles and reefs.
Another good thing to do this time of year is to scout for new bottom/areas. The water is super clear, and not as many boaters will be out stirring up these areas. Look for a new rock pile on the shallows or troll around new ground to see if you find yourself a new fishing area.