I may sound like a broken record, but I could basically just re-post the same report as I did for the last time I submitted one to Spacefish. Having said that, our black drum and trout fishing is still the best thing going on in our lagoons at this time. It’s really been a good bite, and it has sustained through the winds, rains, cold and hot conditions that we have experienced here in central Florida over the past few weeks. Captain Justin Ross and I are taking our charter guests to catch drum from 1-pound up to 30-Plus pounds on almost every trip. These fish are filling the void that our redfish have left in our local waters. Our speckled trout are running 10 to 17-inches on most days, so the rods on our identical 24-foot Skeeter bay boats are staying bent, and we like that.
The unusually high temperatures we are experiencing here in the third week of January may also give us some shots at tripletail and pompano if the seas and winds cooperate for us. It looks like this may happen on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. By Friday the conditions will change, the winds will increase and will probably take those two species off the table for us to pursue. In the river the bite will remain strong and we look forward to having the chance to put smiles on the faces of our fishing guest every chance we get.