It’s no secret that a front can change the hook up ratio drastically: for better or worse, both inshore and offshore. However, it seems that with the recent cold fronts we’ve had on the south eastern coast of Florida, it has made the first month of “winter” time fishing light up. Sailfish, Wahoo, and Cobia are beginning to show up in larger numbers offshore. We recommend stocking up on your larger Wahoo lures such as the newly carried Mag Bay Lures, Cobia jigs, and live bait and kite supplies for the offshore bite.
Inshore the Snook and Redfish bite seems to be holding steady. Large Snook were caught on the beginning side of the most recent front and we expect to see dock light fishing to make a comeback soon with the recent time change. Berkley Gulp Shrimp are great for hitting dock lights for both Reds and Snook.
Freshwater fishing tends to be a little more difficult with the colder temperatures as most Bass and inshore species begin to move slower along with their natural prey. To increase your freshwater hook up ratio try fishing between 10 am and 4 pm, if lure fishing use a bait with a feather or spray attractants on soft plastics to entice a bite.