Winter Fishing in SWFL
Well, I guess it was too good to be true. Apparently Florida is not skipping winter this year. Our fall through holiday season was so much warmer than usual that we were beginning to think that El Nino was our friend. Well, I guess he had other plans. Since January has begun, we've went from 85 degrees ; catching Tarpon and Kingfish to several cold fronts, tornadoes and catching Sheepshead, Snapper, Trout and Redfish. That's not all bad (TORNADOES ARE BAD) but it's been quite a change in just a few short weeks.
The temperatures have been averaging 65 degrees. Our better days are around 75. The targeted species have been Redfish, Trout, a lot of Sheepshead and Snapper. When the wind is calm, I like to try to get out to one of the wrecks and fish for Kingfish and Grouper. The next couple weeks are looking better with the majority of the days in the 70's.