Initially, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and extend a thank you to everyone who came fishing with me throughout this year. Our fishing season is winding down, but as usual we sent it out with a bang. Late November/Early December did not disappoint yet again, and produced some exceptional fishing.
The speckled trout fishing was superb, with not only great numbers of fish on most trips, but the average size fish most days was 2-3 lbs, with a few larger ones mixed in, which is also exceptional. We didn't find a true giant like I kept expecting to, but did have several fish around the 6lb. mark. In addition to the trout, we also found some good by-catch of redfish, black drum, and sheepshead along the way.
While we are essentially closing out our fishing season, there are still some cooperative fish around, and they should continue to bite until the winter cold sets in. Success during the winter usually requires picking and chosing the right fishing days, as the fish simply don't have to feed as much once the water gets cold.
If you're going to be in town over the holidays and think you might want to do some fishing, please give me a call a few days ahead of time if at all possible so that we can take a hard look at the upcoming weather conditions and most importantly, to give me a chance to hopefully round up some live bait.
Check out some of our recent catches below!