So what is with getting up to sixty degree weather, does the weather man not know this is south Florida. The
bright side is that it is real cold to the north and my idea of north is Vero. As the temps cool the water the fish just go
to their comfort zone, deep water where the temps change slowly not over night. But we have a lot of fish that like the coolerwater, Blues, Mac’s and Pompano to name a few, maybe the cooler temps are not that bad after all.
Surf anglers like this west wind it will push the wave down make it more favorable for just being on the beach.
I will say fish early for numbers be it Blue Fish or Mac’s, cut bait has has been preferred it seems the sent has been the key,normally I would say spoons but the cut baits have been on top this week, use a smaller hook to put the Mac’s up on the beach. Whiting are there for the lunch time angler, the water will warm the Blues will back off and I come the big Whiting.These fish like the warm water,they are a pitch away, if you cast you will be beyond them but not to worry the Jacks are there all day. Pompano have just been a hard find, no pattern if they are there, cooler temps will bring them in.In the river the Trout are deep and the Reds are shallow how easy is that. Red fish like the cooler water they can be foundagainst the east shore line in the mangroves or to the west hanging around the pilings of those long docks, one thing that has keptanglers busy has been the live bait, shrimp has out fished the artificial.
Trout are deep, like the mouth of Mud Creek or any channel, again live shrimp top the bait list. Now while you are looking the Blue’s, Jacks, Macs to name a few will keep you busy and they don’t care shallow or deep they just like shrimp. Bridges have been the spot with to many species to list but at the top it is Black Drum, big Sheep head and Blues. Sorry still looking for the Pompano,
a few here and a few there but still not enough to say they are back. This is one of the species that like the cooler water and temps and these cold days will bring them in, ugh.