South Florida Fishing Report – 12-8-2011


Captain Chris Johnson of SeaSquared charters out of Marathon reported Spanish mackerel are vast and thick in 8 to 12 feet of H2O in Florida Bay. Anglers Clifford Kemp and Larry Harris from North Carolina found that out when they landed some-more than 20 vast Spanish mackerel while fishing with live shrimp.


Captain Jamie Owens from a celebration vessel Atlantis out of Haulover Marina reported day boats fishing offshore of Haulover Inlet have been throwing kingfish, dolphins, tunas and black grouper. Lester Wenger of Lester’s Live Bait out of Haulover Inlet reported kingfish to 25 pounds, dolphins to 40 pounds, and wisecrack groupers are being held on live baits fished giveaway lined and on a bottom outward of 100 feet of water. Captain Jimbo Thomas from a licence vessel Thomas Flyer out of Bayside Marina reported sparse schools of mackerel are still in a area of Government Cut.

KEYS reported copiousness of sailfish are accessible along a reefs, where they are feeding on live ballyhoo. Further offshore a good volume of dolphins and blackfin tuna are available. During a 48th annual Islamorada Sailfish Tournament, Team Bodacious consisting of Henry and Shay Danzig of Tavernier, Allen Wood and Nick Stanczyk released 22 sailfish that warranted a group tip honors Taylor Walsh


Captain Charlie Conner of FishTales Charters out of Port St. Lucie reported descending H2O temperatures have changed sea trout, redfish, drum and snook into deeper areas, generally underneath docks and bridges. Spanish mackerel and bluefish have been accessible in a inlets and into a River. Pompano can be found in a surf.


Lance Harke and his son Eric from Miami Shores fished Florida Bay with captain Alan Sherman of Get Em Sportfishing Charters and boated dual slot-sized redfish, expelled 10 other redfish and a 30-pound tarpon that ate live pilchards and pinfish. Captain Jim Hobales of Caught Lookin Charters fished a backcountry of Whitewater and Oyster Bays and held some-more than 12 redfish on live shrimp fished underneath a Cajun Thunder float.


Captain Pete Rapps of Captain Rapp’s Fishing Charters reported fishing a north side of Chokoloskee over tough bottom with live pilchards. His anglers have been scoring on snook to 33 inches and copiousness of redfish. Captain Terry Pitz of Fishing Southwest Florida Charters out of Pine Island reported redfish to 30 inches can be found scholastic up, and during times tailing on a flats and in a creeks on a low stages of a tides. Sea fish are thick over a sandy holes and over a grass. Snook are relocating into a backcountry and can be found along a points and during a mouths of creeks and passes.


Captain Michael Shellen of Shellen Guide Service out of Buckhead Ridge on Lake Okeechobee reported outrageous numbers of largemouth drum and speckled roost are accessible around Grassy Island, Tin House Cove, Indian Prairie and a easterly side a lake around JS. Largemouth drum are aggressive tip H2O lures in a early mornings along a weeds. Casting spinner baits and Skinny Dippers in a Houdini and California 420 colors into a weeds and complicated cover is producing largemouth bass. Speckled roost are attack live minnows trustworthy to a tiny hop in a same areas as a bass. Captain Alan Zaremba reported fishing a C-8 waterway with floating rapala lures has been producing utterly a few peacock, largemouth drum and snook to 14 pounds.