Fishing Report

Clear conditions over here at Fisherman’s Cove RV Resort on Terra Ceia Bay, Florida. I’m Captain Erik, and I’m here to give you the weekly fishing report for the area. 

This weekend, we’ve got a cold system pushing from the northwest. These winds will pour all over the county, so if you’re looking to fish, it’s best to find a northwest wind shadow to help calm the water and clarify the conditions.

One of the most important things to keep in mind while fishing in these conditions is the size of your leader. The sheepshead and black drum have been absolutely on fire, and they are known to be leader-shy, so it is important to use a leader that is as light and as invisible as possible. A fluorocarbon leader in the 15-20lb test range is a good option, as it is less invisible underwater and has lower memory and higher abrasion resistance.

In addition to the sheepshead and black drum, we’ve also seen many speckled sea trout. While most of them are around 14 inches, we have only had a few keepers. However, the bite for them is hot.

There are also a lot of ladyfish running around in the area, so if you’re looking for a different type of catch, keep an eye out for them. 

Additionally, if you can find warm, muddy bottoms, you might be able to find a snook hiding out there. It’s important to note that snook are a warm water species that are susceptible to the cold. In these conditions, they will seek muddy bottoms, warm water around power plants, and discharge canals. So if you’re looking to catch snook, it’s best to focus your efforts in these areas.

Cold conditions will last through the thirteenth, so Saturday and Sunday will be chilly. On Sunday, we’ll experience less wind but similar temperatures. 

In summary, if you’re looking to fish this weekend, it will be best to:

  • Find a northwest wind shadow to help calm the water and make the conditions clearer.
  • Pack some light fluorocarbon leader in the 15-20lb test range to increase your chances of catching these fish.
  • Remember to dress warmly as it’s going to be cold through the thirteenth. 

In addition to the above-mentioned, it’s also important to note that the tides are going to be low this weekend, which means that the water will be clearer and the fish will be more visible. This is a great opportunity to try out different lures and techniques to see what the fish are biting on. Be sure to also pay attention to the water temperature, as it can greatly affect the fish’s behavior. 

Overall, it’s going to be a challenging but exciting weekend for fishing, and we hope you have a great time out on the water. And remember to be safe, always wear a life jacket, and check the weather forecast before heading out.

Thanks for tuning in, and we’ll see you next week for another fishing report from Fisherman’s Cove RV Resort and Fishlikeus


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