- Published: Tuesday, 27 January 2015 10:15
No big changes from the last report, triggerfish and amberjack are good bets over the wrecks in the nine to ten mile range (or more). On the bottom red grouper, scamp, vermillion snapper, mangrove snapper, and black sea bass can all be expected. Still a few bonito around and most of us will not turn down the opportunity to catch a few. Aside from the long hard runs they are capable of, the fresh bait provided is tough to beat. Hearing a little less on the flounder this week, maybe slowing a bit.
Still kind of slow but if you have some time to kill, what better place to do it? The word is the “change of light bite” is when the best action is. That does not mean you have to be there before dawn or after the sun sets, just that it is when the feeding impulse is greatest. Now to what is being caught; pompano, whiting, bluefish, redfish, sheep head, and a few flounder.
ST ANDREWS BAY SYSTEM
With more of a typical winter weather pattern, trout have found their way into their cold weather hideouts. The Intra-coastal waterway, creeks, canals and bayous have begun to hold some fish again. You may also find sheep head, redfish or black drum in some of these areas too taking advantage of the protection from the constant bombardment of cold fronts. In deeper waters around the Hathaway or Tyndall bridges and in the pass you will find sheep head, redfish, black sea bass, mangrove snapper, and black drum. It takes a little more than socks under my sandals and my “warmer” shorts to get me out there this time of year. However about five minutes of The Weather channel and their laser focus on the “storm du jour” and it doesn’t seem that bad out there after all. Buck up buttercup, you could be drilling a hole in the ice to get to the fish!