Funny Looking, Ain't it, but it is dinner!
Spanish mackerel, little tunny and a few kingfish, mixed in with trout, sailcats, Rat reds, Snook, Pompano, Black Tips and sandbar shark rounded out the day prior to the front approaching, depending on where you were fishing from.
Out of Season Bite...
We elected to run, north of Cattlemens and then a side trip up Venice way with the Snapper into the Alley up through Bird Island and back to Rattlesnake Island, with a retirement out on the boards of that infamouse pier called Sharky's on the Pier.
CPR for this Sandbar!
Trout fishing was “insane,” as the season came to a close and where the season closed the bite did not. Redfish to flounder are everywhere from just inside the inlet to along the beaches to throuout the bays on rat movement. Snook too seem to be everywhere as this front approaches, maybe they know something we no not; like come the weekend with brrr cold temperatures, they may be hiding down deep in the channels to holes throuout the ICW and open waterways!
Sail Kitty Delight
Edwin even managed a small Gag in the channel, which means they too are on the move to their favorite haunts throught the bays to passes. According to reports from the Legacy in Venice the grouper bite just offshore is hotter than ever and has he got some Jim dandy spots for eager clients wanting to dip in a line in also hooking it up with a few Pelagic action too.
And a King Fish sight