You do not have to go Far for good catching, yes I said catching, point your boat to the Big Marco River or there-a-bouts and the fish are litteraly jumping in the boat. Ok maybe it was a mullet, but it did jump in the boat. Well now to the important stuff. I am serious the fishing around the Marco River has been excellent, outside the river are Pompano, Bluefish, Mackeral, Ladyfish among other things. In the deeper River holes Redfish, Snapper, Snook and Jacks. At night the 951 Bridge is holding everything, the only drawback is it is hard to get through the ten million ladyfish to catch the other species.
If you are venturing offshore don't forget to check the trap lines for Trippletail, they are out there, and if you run enough lines you are bound to run into them.
Bait has been abundant, but that might change depending on how cold it gets the next couple of days. If you can't get bait the fish are hitting shrimp just as well.
Freshwater fishing has been pretty good also, fished the Big T. on Monday and caught about 18 nice Largemouth to 4 3/4 pounds, on topwater plugs and flies. Thrown in for good measure was a nice 30 inch Snook which hit one of my new Topwater Poppers. Hope this keeps up and it going to be a good year.
Lets hope the winter blast that is coming our way the next couple days fizzle's out and things stay the same. If not get back out the jigs and clousers and bump the bottom. Good casting Roan z.