Hello everyone and welcome back to this week’s forecast. As most of you know, the front has come through and the winds have picked up. Temperatures all over the United States have plummeted to historical lows, and record snowfall amounts. It’s and early winter, and it is a good thing…..for us at least! The further south the Jet stream gets pushed down from the Canadian arctic air, the cooler the temperatures get to the south. What does this mean for us down here in South Florida? It means the fish are forced to migrate south that much faster as they follow the bait and falling temperatures. In plain, this means the fish show up early and allow us to have some fun with them. This past week was mother nature getting set up for what is to come I believe as there were a few Sails around, but nothing to get too excited about. This front should be the ticket to really get this season rolling, and keep a solid body of fish in our area. The Kites have been the method of choice this week, as we have had a decent amount of Dolphin and Tuna in the area as well. The Pilchards have been plentiful, so bait has been a cinch. Slow trolling live baits and live chumming have also been productive, so pretty much if you get one in the area with the right bait you are going to get a shot. Looking for the weekend to pick up a bit with these cooler temperatures.
The wrecks have been productive this past week with Mutton Snappers, some African Pompano, and even a few Cobia. Of course there are some sharks in these areas, but nothing out of the ordinary. They will start picking up as well with this cold front coming through. On the reef, it has been as solid as you could ask for this time of year. Snappers and Ceros have been very cooperative for everyone. Even some nice Kings up tight on the edge of the reef, so there is plenty to do there. This cold spell will surely be the indicator that shows us how this is going to really kick off. Should be a good one!
Well, that is it for this week! Remember, if you need a charter please feel free to stop by World Wide Sportsman’s Bayside Marina and check us out, as I will be glad to help you out with whatever you need. Fishing report provided by Captain James Chappell 305-803-1321 www.catchalottafish.com out of World Wide Sportsman Bayside Marina, Islamorada, Florida. I hope everyone has a great weekend, and remember to boat responsibly!