Janurary 2018 fishing report


 Fishing inshore this week we can expect lots of sheepshead, snapper, snook, redfish, trout, flounder, & pompano. Snook fishing has been good on an incoming tide around local docks, deeper mangrove shorelines, & near local inlets. Further up river we can expect to catch lots of sheepshead, pompano, jacks, croaker, flounder, & redfish when fishing shrimp on or near the bottom. Pompano fishing has been hit or miss along the sailfish flats using pompano rigs or goofy jigs. 


 Nearshore fishing has been on fire for Spanish, mackerel & bluefish over the past week. Also mixed in are some cobia, flounder, pompano, bonefish and snapper. Fishing jigs or flashy lures with a fast retrieve will catch plenty of blues & spanish mackerel. Fishing bait on the bottom will produce a variety of species this time of year when fishing nearshore wrecks and reefs. Expect bigger lane snapper in coming weeks as they tend to make a strong showing in Dec/ January along local reefs an wrecks.


 Sailfish has been the main focus this week. Sails are being caught locally in 90′-160′ over the past few days. Some nice gaffer mahis are mixed in as well. Trolling dead ballyhoo on circle hook rigs have been working the best for covering ground an maximizing bites. Slow trolling live greenies around bait schools will yield lots of bites as well. Slightly inshore in 70′-140′ we are getting a lot of kingfish an bonita action. Bottom fishing remains strong on deeper reefs and wrecks for larger snapper, grouper, porgies, & cobia. Expect good fishing following cold fronts as they move down the coast.

Tight Lines,
 Capt. Jonathan

Triple tail caught on an inshore charter

Snapper fishing on an offshore charter


Snapper fishing on an offshore charter

Greater Amberjack caught on an offshore charter

triple tail caught on an inshore charter

tripletail caught on an inshore charter

half day inshore charter catch

tripletail fishing on an inshore fishing charter

inshore fishing charter catch

tripletail fishing to start the morning

tripletail fishing

tripletail fishing

Spanish Mackerel fishing nearshore

Mackerel Mayhem

nearshore half day fishing trip

nearshore charters

inshore charter for tripletail

inshore charter

offshore fishing charter

nearshore charter

Spanish mackerel nearshore charter

Sailfish on an offshore charter

inshore charter

Sandtrout on inshore charter

Snapper fishing on an offshore charter

sailfish on an inshore charter

inshore half day charter

Fried mahi from a half day offshore charter

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