November Fishing Forecast-
River fishing we can expect lots of Smaller Jacks, Ladyfish, Pompano, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Redfish, Snook, Snapper, Croaker, & Flounder during the month of November. Shrimp fishing will be most productive for a variety of species. Seatrout can also be taken on artificial north of the Jensen causeway with ease during late fall & winter months when fishing grassy shoals and larger grass flats. Snook bite is still going strong using live pilchards or finger mullet around structure.
This month we can expect our first showing of Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Jacks, Pompano, Sheepshead, & Snapper off local nearshore reefs & wrecks. Working flashy jigs & lures with trace amounts of wire fast & furious will get many aggressive strikes from these toothy critters. Also mixed in we can expect a few Bigger Kingfish, Cobia, & Flounder. Always have a larger spinner rigged up with a cobia slayer jig just in case you happen to sight a cobia or cobias cruising the surface on these nearshore reefs & wrecks.
Mahi fishing will be the main focus this month, but also we can expect to see more sailfish around as the annual migration will start as cold fronts push through the region. Kingfishing will start to get better as we approach late November & even expect a few wahoo in the mix as well. Trolling surface baits and planers will be your best bet during the month of November for steady offshore action. Red Snapper is open a handful of days this month so take full advantage of our limited season.
(Atlantic: 2017 recreational season in Atlantic federal waters will open Nov. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12. The bag limit is one red snapper per person per day. This applies to private and charterboat/headboat vessels (the captain and crew on for-hire vessels may retain the recreational bag limit.) There are no minimum size limits.)
Capt. Jonathan Earhart