Conditions: Water clarity is good. The water level is very low due to the winter tides. As long as water temps are in the mid-60s or above the fishing will be very good. Lots of snook around. The redfish have been a bit elusive (for me anyway). The fish have been moving back onto the flats with the incoming tide. Work the oysters and holes at low tide.
Bait the fish are feeding on: Shrimp, Crabs, Pinfish, some Threadfin Herring.
Lots of snook around. The fish have been moving back onto the flats with the incoming tide. Work the oysters and holes at low tide.Fishing Report February 1, 2017
Target species right now: Redfish, Sea Trout, Snook, Ladyfish.
Fishing tactics: Winter fishing on the Harbor is best done slow and low. Even the redfish and sea trout will be sluggish for the next few weeks. Fish deeper water and retrieve slow.
My fly fishing tip of the week: Crabby / shrimpy patterns seem to be working best right now due to the lack of whitebait. Slow short strips with a deliberate pause between them seem to be working best.
My spin fishing tip of the week: Suspending twitch baits like the MirroLure 17MR are the ticket. Use short twitches with a long pause during the retrieve.
7 day outlook: Cold front will pass through early in the week dropping the water temperatures into the mid – low 60s. The bite should improve at the end of the week.