Wow I cant believe we are already into mid January. I want to thank all my repeat clients and the many new ones that have fished with me last year. There was some great fishing and some really tough fishing but we always have fun and fish hard.
Lat year March was cold and windy making for some tough days but When April arrived it got calm and warm. April had some of the best Tarpon days of the year for 2015. Massive numbers of fished moved into the islands and made for some great action on big fish. May had decent numbers of Snook and some really big fish caught. Tarpon seemed to slow from the numbers seen in April but we still had a decent amount of fish to target.
The Snook bite last year had been the best I have seen since the freeze of 2010. The average size of the fish are up and have returned to many spots they disappeared from since the freeze. I think this Spring is going to be a great year for Snook numbers.
The fall through December of 2015 was incredible. December had good numbers of Tarpon still around and some great nearshore fishing for Kingfish and False Albacore.
Now we are into January of the New Year and the weather has been very cold and windy. The best fishing has been the warm up days in between cold fronts. Yesterday I fly fished with Russ starting mid morning and fished late into the afternoon. We had a great day sight fishing Redfish in cold clear water and even had a nice bonus Snook to top it off. The winter is my favorite time of year to sight fish with the fly Rod.
For the spin fishing, the main targets have been Sea Trout, Pompano, Redfish, Sheephead and Black drum. Jigs tipped with Shrimp are the old standby fishing close to the bottom with slower presentations. When the water is in the low to mid 60's the fish are not chasing anything down. They want an easy meal right in front of them.
I look forward to this season and hope to be able to put YOU on some fish.
Captain Aron Blaisdell