Even although I desire heat summer season days to the chilliness of winter, there are some nice bites occurring proper now that make getting out on the water worthwhile.
As the water temperature plummets and meals sources disappear from the flats, speckled trout work their method again in the direction of deeper bayous the place they will escape the chilly and mullet are considerable. They’ll keep there till spring when the water temperature rises and the bait fish return. Seven of my 10 private greatest speckled trout had been caught in early December.
Winter fishing could be each irritating and rewarding. It’s frequent for these winter staging areas to get loaded with a variety of smaller fish that may be, oddly sufficient, fairly annoying. The giants are close by however don’t normally combine with small trout, preferring to hang around in teams near massive mullet colleges. Small, suspending plugs fished slowly have produced my largest trout.
Redfish should not as postpone by the chilly and you’ll find them on the flats all year long. Redfish have a extra various weight-reduction plan and can root round within the sand and dust for buried shrimp, crabs, sand eels and marine worms. Target them in clear, shallow water on the skin edges of grass in barely deeper sand troughs and on factors exterior bayous and creeks.
The water in a lot of the bay is so clear that I like to recommend downsizing each side of your gear, from the rod/reel to the dimensions of the lure and particularly the dimensions of your chief. There are solely a handful of places within the bays with construction, so eight-to-ten pound chief is sufficient to provoke a variety of bites. Small hair and gentle plastic jigs, spoons, plugs and dwell baits are all good decisions.
The flounder chew remains to be going robust as they work their method towards the Gulf of Mexico. A whole lot of anglers are having success fishing nearshore buildings however I desire to focus on flounder in shallow water as I’m fishing for different species. They like to put up in the identical spots that redfish cruise by means of – potholes, edges the place sand or mud meets grass, sandy drop-offs and round oyster bars and inshore buildings. Once you catch one, decelerate and fish the world completely as a result of there are possible extra flounder concentrated in that space. Bouncing jigs off the underside is my most popular method, however dwell shrimp or bait fish on a break up shot rig works very nicely, too. Be certain to provide the fish a number of seconds to get an excellent maintain on dwell bait earlier than setting the hook otherwise you’re liable to lose a number of.
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