Bottom Bite Remains Hot

Report Date: January 13, 2016

The bottom bite remains hot around area bridges. The Ten Cent and Stuart Causeway Bridges are holding some nice black drum running 3-8 lbs., croaker just under 3 lbs., snook under the slot, mangrove snappers, and some ribbonfish. Earlier in the week we caught 8 black drum in 45 minutes!

The inlet has been interesting with flounder to 7 lbs., mangrove and cubera snapper to 6.5 lbs., fat snook to 25", nice sized sheepshead to 4 lbs., jacks and ladyfish, with occasional Spanish mackerel and pompano on Capt. Joe's pompano and mackerel jigs. Most other fish were caught jigging with my homemade trollrites and shrimp.

Speaking of Spanish mackerel, now is the time to get out there, weather permitting of course. I try to get a dozen or so charters out each year for our mackerel run which lasts till March. Last year we had 4 half day trips with over 100 macs landed.

Capt. Bob Bushholz
(772) 530-1496


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