Well..... Here we go starting off a new year, hopefully everyone had a great holiday. The fishing has been ecstatic the last few weeks. We've caught lots of fish and broke some new personal best records to end the year.
The inshore bite has been off and on in the lagoon. The bait is plentiful all throughout the river. Lots of finger mullet, pilchards, pig fish and pin fish. The fronts are messing up the bite a bit though. Some days are a little slower than others but that's fishing. We've caught some nice reds, snook, and trout along the mangrove shorelines and the spoil islands using live shrimp on popping corks and chunks of mullet. These are the areas you gotta have patience for. Lots of casting and moving if you're using artificial or just sitting and waiting if we're still fishing.
Sebastian Inlet has been spectacular when everything lines up. There has been tons of action on bluefish and Spanish mackerel. A few flounder and pompano too. When the bite is on the big bull redfish are all over you. The snook have been there but like usual picky as all hell. Night has been the best for snook at the inlet the past few weeks. We also had a good tarpon bite right before new years eve right outside the inlet. Surprisingly some of the big Goliaths are still hanging out around the north jetty. You'll see them under the boat on an outgoing tide just waiting for you to hook one of those snook. Unfortunately the Goliaths haven't learned the regulations yet 😂.
Offshore has had some excellent fishing lately. The waters have been quite warm for this time of year. We've been catching some solid cobia hanging with the sharks and numerous amounts of snapper (mangroves, Lanes, and muttons) on our bottom fishing trips. Not only that there have been kingfish and mahi being caught in 60ft while trolling pink/white and blue/white skirts with ballyhoo.