With the cold comes great fishing

The passing of our first major cold front of the season should set the stage for exciting winter pelagic fishing. Specifically, we anticipate increasing numbers of sailfish, king mackerel and cobia moving down to our waters from the north. The cold front also pushes more ballyhoo to the outer edge of the reef. When the pelagics and their favorite food collide, we have spectacular fishing.

The reef edge is where the best action for sailfish takes place. Anywhere from 20 feet on top of the reef out to about 130 feet is sailfish central. Live ballyhoo is the primary bait, with pilchards a close second.

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