WEEK OF 11/13/23-11/19/23 FISHING REPORT

Florida East Coast report:
Rain, wind, and more rain.
Will it ever end?
For all the fisherman at home who are getting restless, bored, and tired of the “small craft advisory”, spillway fishing is firing right now as thousands of gallons of fresh water flow through the gates. A half ounce crappie jig in a bright color swept near the bottom should get the job done on some fun size and possibly a keeper size snook

Once the ocean isn’t so mad, our fall push of football size blackfin tuna are beginning to bite. Try a smaller jig in some deeper water and you may cross paths with some.

If you’re looking for a high success method to put some meat in the box, anchor up-current of some structure in 75-95 feet, soak some chum, and feed back live shrimp, dead shrimp, or ballyhoo chunks on a crappie jig. 1/4 or 3/8ths oz crappie jig will usually get the job done on some snapper.

Can’t catch em from the couch.
Written By: Spencer Jackson @spencer__14
Florida Gulf Coast Fishing Report:

Inshore - With temperatures remaining mild in November, redfish and pompano are still actively feeding along the beaches and piers.

Jigging - November marks the beginning of deep jigging for many anglers. Snowy Grouper, Golden Tile, and the chef's favorite, Yellow Edge, will become the primary focus as most other species go out of season.

The Grouper will follow the crabs as they move to deeper waters. In the northern Gulf, we'll be jigging in depths ranging from 600 to 900 feet, targeting hard bottom relief, pipeline cages, rock piles, and mediation sites.

If you are heading to the Rigs for Tuna and you aren't making a few drops on the way home, you're missing out on some premium opportunities from now until March!

Yellowfin Tuna and Bigeye Tuna continue to be the driving factors for offshore charters. Over the past two weeks, there have been several windows of opportunity due to the lack of cold fronts, resulting in some giants hitting the deck. Most of these catches are coming out of Venice, but we anticipate more larger fish showing up around the floaters in December and January, if history tells us anything!

With all that said, the weather is not looking very favorable for the next four days, with a small window of sun on Monday possibly.

Written by: Ryan Smith @gulf_coast_slow_jigging