Inshore and nearsore fishing have been the name of the game recently with weather inconsistencies making it tough to get offshore. The nearshore reefs have been very productive on the calmer days with steady reports of mangrove snapper, lane snapper, porgies, and amberjacks. Nearshore ledges have also been producing some decent hogfish these past few weeks. Live shrimp rigged on a 1/4oz or 1oz Hogball depending on depth is the rig of choice. Triple tail reports have dwindled a bit but just inconsistent with the weather. When they’re seeing them, they are eating and they are not small. Inshore pompano reports have been steady as well with most reports coming from the flats and passes. This will also vary depending on water temps. Sheepshead are a best bet!! Constant sheepshead reports with no end in sight! Any structure, docks pilings, rocks, and oyster beds are great spots to look. Live shrimp are suggested along with fiddler crabs. Frozen shrimp works as well but has a tendency to get soft and fall off the hook very quickly. More redfish being reported every day and already a few snook mentioned on the flats! Temperature fluctuation will change things a bit these next few weeks, but bring on the spring fishing!!


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