Were into the beginning of February now wich is our transition month usually where our inshore species start looking forward to longer sunnier days and getting back out on the flats. Some big trout have been hanging out on the deeper flats adjacent to the drop offs and channels. Redfish schools have been in a few areas though they still don’t have a huge appetite, it is nice to see them out there tailing. It won’t be long and they will be cooperating and crushing live baits. The big bad black drum are moving into the area with a few spotted on my last outing. These 40-60 lb bruisers will be stacking up for the next month and hitting jigs on light tackle, alot of fun. Our offshore trips have been doing well bottom fishing with Big out of season Gag Grouper stealing the show. Red grouper season is open this year, usually closed now, we are getting a few keepers on each outing. Hogfish, or hog snapper, have been almost a guaranteed catch each day we get offshore along with nice sheepsheads, and key west grunts topping off our catches and filling the time gap between our larger fish.
Starting to book up for the spring bite so get on the books now if you’re thinking of getting out there.