Hows the bridge and pier fishing like down there?Will I be able to catch some Grouper and Snapper;as well as Snook and Tarpon?What type of baits should I use,and is the nightfishing good?Is it good in Dec-March?
Offshore:Sailfishing is hot right now in the Upper Keys with numerous fish offshore and lots of reported releases according to Wayne King aboard the Yabba Dabba Doo in Islamorada. Also offshore is a good bite of kingfish offshore of the reefline from 80 to 200 feet. Deep dropping for Grouper has also been productive.
Reefs: Good grouper and mutton snapper action has been reported on the reefs and there is a pretty good yellowtail snapper bite happening. Use plenty of chum and fresh bait as yellowtails can be picky eaters sometimes. Mutton and Mangrove snapper have also been reported in good numbers.
Gulf and Bay: Bridge and pass fishing had been good lately, lots of snapper and a few grouper have been reported. Back in the gulf, Cobia are biting quite well and the Spanish Mackerel are thick right now on the areas banks and shoals. On the gulfside wrecks, Mangrove Snapper and Grouper are also being reported.
Flats, Backcountry and Flamingo: Captain Herman Taylor of Tavernier had a backcountry trip recently and reported varied fishing action for him. Capt. Taylor reports good trout action as well as some Mangrove snapper in the passes and also the occasional grouper and a few snook sightings. Bonefishing has held it's own even with the changing weather we've had in the past few weeks
FISH SEASON BEST
Blue Marlin March - October April - July
Cobia November - April January - March
Dolphin April - September April - July
Grouper Year Round November - March
Kingfish September - April September - March
Sailfish Year Round November - February
Snapper Year Round March - March
Tarpon Year Round May - July
Year Round December - February
Wahoo Year Round April - May
October - December
Yellowtail Year Round April - June
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