Winter is here and the Sailfish are moving in more by the day. Anglers are reporting bites from the ledge out to 250’ depending on where the clean water is. Kite Fishing is always going to be the go to bait presentation for Sailfish but if you do not have the setup, grab some Live Gogs and put them out on flatlines while drifting the ledge. Many times the Kite Fishermen will find success with the flatlines over the kite baits. The Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) are still chewing well and are taking all sorts of baits and lures. Best bet is to put out a mixed spread of ballyhoo, chugger heads and a daisy chain with a bird in front. Drop the spread anytime you find some fishy waters. Kings are hanging around just on top of the ledge with some decent Cobia in the mix. Snapper (Mutton) and Snapper (Yellowtail) continues to be great and are hanging on the ledge as well. Best bet this weekend is to drift the ledge in about 140’ with a bottom bait and a few flatlines.
Snook are still out there as the season is about to close. Live shrimp around bridges on the tide changes are a sure fire bet to get tight on them. Snapper (Mangrove) are also out there taking the same offerings. If other fish are stealing your Snook bait, bust out the flair hawks and bounce them along the bottom or jig just off of the bottom. Fishing inshore around oyster bars has seen some trout and snook as well. Jacks are still running the intracoastal looking for free meals on the docks from fishermen so keep an eye out for the school running and toss a medium popper at them.
The Pompano are not chewing as well as they have been the past couple weeks but anglers are still catching them along the beaches. Spanish Mackerel have been biting exceptional well on the piers and are biting anything shiny and fast. The Blacktip fishing has been solid this week and there have been some impressive sharks being caught along the beaches. Make sure you know the shark regulations before hitting the beach looking for these hard fighting sharks.