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BIG Sheepshead

Winter fishing is in full effect. Water temps have dipped into the 60's with the latest cold front. Inshore Fishing has been the most successful right now. A mix of snook and redfish on the flats and an abundance of sheepshead and snapper near docks and pilings.

Redfish are closed this season, allowing them some time to rest and rebound from the drastic red tide event over the summer/fall months. Anglers have the option to tag and release them for the Gray Fish Tag Research Program. Over the last few months the red tide has subsided, water samples are clear and our waters are coming back to life.

Sheepshead feed on barnacles, crustaceans and bait that swims past structure. We catch them on light tackle inshore rods. In our early winter months they move inshore in larger numbers. They are also found on our nearshore wrecks and reef structure. Sheepshead make a delicious fresh meal. Anglers are allowed 8 per person, they must be at least 12 inches to harvest and they are open year round.

To schedule your charter book online, call or text 941.661.0304

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