Fishing in Florida Winter

Captain RonThe Gulf and Bay waters got very cold last week with water temperatures dropping into the low 60s! It pushed the Cobia out into the Atlantic. Spanish Mackerel are heating the water up though! The bite is great! We’ve been catching 30-50 fish a trip. Following these schools are large Spinner Sharks. These gamesters feature explosive strikes followed by twisting leaps into the air! They run and change direction causing the angler to use all their skill!

Trust me when I tell you when it comes to the definition of game fish, this guy’s picture is in the books! Tripletail are showing up in good numbers. The Tripletail are making a strong showing. They are a personal favorite, the technique to catching them is like hunting, spot and stalk! It is sight fishing and it is hard to keep the adrenaline in checking when you are casting to a ten pound fish!

Seatrout have been steady, drifting and casting along the edges of the flats in front of Flamingo. Redfish, Black Drum and Sheepshead are all possibilities up in the East Cape Canal.

Looking forward to fishing with you all!

Capt. Ron Howell

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