The winter season is now upon us and cold fronts have been passing on a regular basis. As the water temperatures continue to cool, the flats are becoming more active in the afternoons when the sun has been able to warm the water. The cold fronts have been getting stronger and, believe it or not, we even felt the Polar Vortex down in South Abaco. This month we are still targeting these species with 10 lbs. spinning gear and 8 or 9 weight fly rods. We have been using small jigs tipped with conch meat on the spinning gear and various crab imitation flies for the bones. We have been targeting the sharks and barracudas with 15 to 20 lbs. spinning gear tipped with both tube lures and baitfish imitating stick baits. The mutton snapper love to eat conch slop or pilchards and have consistently been providing an action packed fight on 15 lbs. or lighter tackle in the shallow waters. As long as the tide is flowing, they should be biting. We have been experiencing some extreme tidal fluctuations due to the combination of lunar cycles and strong breezes pushing the water with conviction!
I hope that you will take the time to come visit us in Sandy Point to enjoy what we have to offer during the spring time. Please give me a call or via email if you have any questions or need further information regarding our South Abaco inshore fishery.