Or stay inside and get a haul of snapper.
This weather will light up the Keys fisheries on both sides of the islands.
Offshore and backcountry are a little slower than they historically should be right now because the water hasn’t cooled down enough.
But they aren’t impeding the majority of fishing in the Keys.
Prized meal fish is biting off Key Largo, anglers are reporting.
Season closes Jan. 1 for four months, but other action will remain strong.
Yellowtailing is still strong and kingfish are abundant.
Offshore and backcountry fishing have been absolutely phenomenal over the past couple of weeks.
Most of them are being caught by those looking for sailfish.
Out on the humps and current rips, the tuna bite has really improved, with fish averaging 10-15 pounds, and much larger ones pushing 30 pounds available
Blackfin tuna are also coming around. Sailfish, too.
The remaining two events in the Gold Cup Series include the Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament set for Jan. 19-21 and the Islamorada Fishing Club Sailfish Tournament Jan. 25-26, when an overall series champion is to be crowned.
Reef fishing is usually more productive when the current is running and the water color is a little dusty. Remember to keep your chum bags full of chum. Don't forget to shake the bag once in a while!
Wait for the next cold front for the angling to really pick up.
Along with the sailfish have been numbers of bonito, blackfin tuna, kingfish and a few wahoo’s caught by those targeting the sailfish.
Thanksgiving week is bringing plenty of great angling.
A wide variety of bait fish are still on the move. A plethora of activity abounds offshore of the Upper Keys as well as in the backcountry.
U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Burdette of Palm Bay, Florida, and U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Travis Green of Canyon Lake, Texas, earned the annual challenge's grand champion team honors.
The reefs are full and the heavy wahoo are waiting to be caught.
Areas like Cape Sable, Flamingo and Lake Ingram have all been hotspots, especially during the falling tide as bait gets funneled into predictable ambush spots
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