Hello, fishermen! It’s time for our November fishing report. We have been blessed with good weather for the most part this month. We’ve had a couple of cold fronts roll through, which churn up the water and keep us from fishing for a couple of days, but then we’re right back to 70-degree weather again, so it’s hard to complain too much!
One of our favorite fish to target this time of year is flounder. Like clockwork every fall, the flounder are stacked up pretty much everywhere inside the bay. If you’ve never had the chance to chase founder, it’s a lot of fun and definitely something you should try! There are two ways to catch them: they bite on the traditional jig with curly-tailed grub, or you can gig them (which is more popular at night). Most trips are yielding their limit of the tasty fish, and it looks like we’ll be seeing plenty of them at least through next month.
Offshore, you can expect to catch amberjack, grouper, kingfish, mahi, amberines, and black and vermillion snapper. The amberjack put up quite a fight and are always fun to catch, especially for the little ones:
As you can see, we were fishing pretty close to the beach, where you find most of the juvenile amberjack. To get one a little larger in size, you typically need to head a little further offshore. This amberjack was 28 inches, which is just under size in the Gulf (they have to be 30″), so we had to throw it back, but boy, was it fun to watch little Zach reel him in!
Note: Grouper are only in season through Dec 3rd, so just a heads up that you only have a few more weeks to catch those around the bottom structures!
As always, if you’d like to get in on the action, be sure to book a charter with one of our captains or, for the more experienced fishermen, try a fishing boat rental for the day. We also offer fishing pole and tackle rentals, and have bait and tackle for sale in our marina store. Contact us for more information!
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