Jan 1, 2014

Happy New Year!  Well, I haven’t done a fishing report in quite a while.  With the holidays and a lot of fishing, I just haven’t slowed down long enough to take the time.

The month of November was the windiest I can remember.  We averaged one northeaster every week.  There were days that just weren’t fishable, days the we got out but were limited to where we could run to, and days that we could run and fish where we wanted.  Windy days we stayed within a couple miles of town and fished hard.  Every day we did this we actually had pretty good day, catching lots of black drum in the 2 – 3 lb range and a few slot reds and lots of under sized reds.  On the days the weather allowed us to move about, we caught a mixed bag of fish.  Higher tides put us on some trout, running from 14” to 19” inch fish.  This time of year we typically don’t catch the bigger trout – that’s normally a spring catch. 

As the tides got lower we moved into areas that hold the redfish and did really well on them along with the black drum.  The black drum seemed to be in the 2 – 3 lb range with the redfish running from 17” up to 25”. 

The month of December seemed to get a little more back to normal weather and the fishing was about what you would expect.  The trout bite left town but the redfish bite got really hot. We started these trips in the backcountry creeks catching redfish  between 17” – 25”, with a few nice black drum and sheep head mixed in the 2 – 4 lb range.      On lower tides we moved onto the flats, hunting the schools of redfish that get pushed out of the backcountry and onto the flats as the water levels drop.  Some days we did really well, catching up to 30” size.  Some days when we had a E/NE wind and the water levels never got down, these fish were hard to find. 


The months of January through April are always my favorite time of year for fishing.  These months are big numbers and big fish! With the cooler water temperatures the fish seem to fight much hard than a summer fish. If you’re in search of some great action – these next few months are the time to fish!charterpicsnov-dec2013 002charterpicsnov-dec2013 005charterpicsnov-dec2013 003