November 19, 2010
Windy days and windy nights should be a country song! Most days lately have been quite blustery and makes it a challenge to get out fishing on the river. The ocean has been rough with a couple days that boats could venture out. It looks like another windy weekend. but it should start to lay down in a few more days.
I was out with the Teen Anglers this month for their fishing tournament. We had a great time in spite of the cooler water keeping most of the fish from biting. Two of the kids did manage to catch a nice sheephead and they caught numerous jacks, ladyfish and even trout. It was fun as always and I look forward to meeting up with the kids each month. Anyone interested in volunteering your boat to take some of the kids fishing on a Sunday tournament should contact Cammie Ward at 772-201-5773. We can always use some help and it's well worth your effort to show the kids a good time on the water.
The water has definitely cooled down this month. Fishing in deeper water can give you the best opportunity to catch fish. The jetties have continued to hold mackerel, bluefish and jacks for anglers. Nighttime fishing for snook and tarpon has also been productive. Live pinfish, deep diving plugs, feather jigs and TerrorEyz have all worked for snook fishing. Black drum, sheephead and sand perch have been caught around the bridges on live or dead shrimp. CAL jerk baits or Deadly Combos can find some trout on the flats, but it's catch and release for now. Snook season will close on December 15th and stay closed until next September so now is your best opportunity of catching a slot fish. Redfish have been hanging around the deeper docks, but it has been difficult to fish them in this wind for now.
As the water gets cooler with the coming winter, you can bet the fishing will change as well. Fishing deeper water will be more productive. Trying different ways to fish can also get you more action. Doc's Goofy jigs and DOA TerrorEyz are great cool water lures. Fish them slowly for the best results. Deeper docks, channel edges and tidal cuts are all great cool water areas to fish in winter. Good luck this year and hopefully it won't be quite as cold as last year!
Remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an ADVENTURE!
Good Fishing and Be Safe!
Captain Charlie Conner