1.30.15 Fishing Report
Windy conditions and rough cooler weather has kept many anglers at the docks this week, but those who made it off land have been seeing plenty of fish. On the east coast of South Florida, winds have shifted to the Northwest about 5 to 10 knots as the front strolled through. Seas are about 3-5 feet with an occasional 6 feet and Intracoastal waters are at a light chop.
OFFSHORE- The cold front South Florida had this week has perked up the sailfish and they have been biting! Captain Bouncer caught eight out of ten sailfish on Wednesday. All the sails that have been caught have been on live bait fishing under the kite. You can search for these sailfish north of the Juno Pier, along the 120’ ledge, around hard rips, color changes in the waters and anywhere you find large areas of bait. Mixed among the sailfish, have been a few nice size dolphin and cobia. In order to help attract them, chum up the water a bit or menhaden oil is also a good idea. Occasional kingfish but the sailfish made up for most of the bites offshore.
SURF/PIER- Along the beach this week, reports have stayed focused on the Pompano action. Historically, within our South Florida region, cold weather seems to push the pompano in during the months of January and February. The cool air of 66 degrees is primetime for pompano temperatures. It is a great time to surf fish off of the beach with sand fleas and clams or even just throwing out a jig. Spanish mackerel are around the inlets and tarpon along the beaches are doing fairly well. In the mouth of the inlets and around the bridges near lighted docks are perfect spots to fish with live shrimp. You will most likely always get a bite!
INSHORE- Consistent cooler fronts that are moving through are the perfect conditions for the trout bite especially with the shifting of the west winds. It is on for the sea trout bite! Try fishing with bass assassin, jerk baits, chicken on a chain with a 1/8 ounce jig head which redfish also enjoy too. There could be a good mix of both redfish and trout this weekend along the flats.
*Snook season opens on Sunday, February 1st, 2015!
Fishing seems to be improving!!!
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