Yet another hard cold front this week made things challenging. A trip early last week on a reasonably nice day produced a banner catch of spotted sea trout. All of the trout ranged in size from 12 inches to 22 inches.
Three anglers boated at least 50 trout all taken with a variety of artificial offerings but the top producers were "Tsunami Lures" with the "Trout Mauler" being the most effective.
The hard front mid-week kept me in port for a couple of days but Thursday gave up a decent catch of sheepshead on a cold and blustery day. On Friday the wind layed down a little and the temperature hit a balmy 60 degrees.
The bite was still slow but produced a good catch of sheepshead to 3 lbs, redfish to 21 inches, trout to 20 inches, and a smattering of flounder. Live shrimp and artificials accounted for most of the action on either side of a high tide at about 2 PM.
The last arctic blast dropped the water temperatures once more, so the action should remain the same for the next couple of weeks.
Good luck and good fishing. Be careful out there!
Capt. "Zach" Zacharias
Docked on Palma Sola Bay at Parrot Cove Marina / Sunny Shores
115th Street West and 36th Avenue, Cortez, FL 34215
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