This week we can expect good inshore action from sheepshead, blackdrum, redfish, tripletail, jacks, snook, & pompano. Shrimp on the bottom will be very productive. Live baitfish around structure will provide plenty of action from snook, jacks, snapper, & bluefish. Pompano are active on the flats. Blind casting goofy jigs while drift fishing will be your best bet on windy December days.
This week the Spanish mackerel have showed up in good numbers. Casting shiny lures off the beach by boat around the commercial fishing fleet will provide tons of action. Heading offshore we can expect good trolling for mahi, sailfish, tuna, wahoo as of lately. High speed trolling for wahoo will get the best results. But you can also take a stray wahoo while trolling wire rigged ballyhoo at 4-6 kts at the same time targeting sailfish & mahi. 120’ to 350’ depths have been best over the past few days for trolling. Bottom fishing remains steady for mutton snapper on the 6 & 8 mile reef. Cobia Fishing has been excellent this week. Lots of smaller fish around reefs & wrecks. Be sure to use your landing-net for Cobia that look questionable, so they can be safely released in the event they are just shy of legal size limit.