Hey Folks, the season has changed once again as we move away from the wonderful mild days and cool nights into a welcome Winter season of colder air mixing into North West Florida December, January and February. For the outdoors person that loves the boating life style, or that hunts or fishes the area in the months ahead understand the welcome change from the hot late Summer we also welcome that time of year.
The inshore fishing will be like every year at this time, and the best action beeing the Gulf County Canal area from the T area or Intracoastal Waterway west to the mouth of the Canal into Saint Joe Bay. Redfish, Flounder, Sheephead, Croakers, Trout, Drum and a few Stripe Bass will be landed. A few places in Saint Joe Bay will have some Redfish and Trout but for the most part the sheep head fishing will be the best bet in Saint Joe Bay the next couple Months. Indian Pass Trout and Redfishing start getting good again around the deep oyster bar drop off areas into the 3 to 6 foot range from Indian Pass east to Apalachicola Bay.
The Offshore bite is limited to a few species so check with State and Federal regs before heading out but as far as I understand the Grouper fishing can be great this time a year. The weather fronts we get and the winds this time of year are tuff to venture out in, but the one or two days a week that are calm is the best time to go after them.
Also folks Clara Landry and myself will be headed to the Atlanta Boat Show with the Port Saint Joe Marina as well myself with the Gulf County TDC January 9th to 12th, so come by our two booths and say hello, also register for the half day fishing trip donated by myself, we will also hand out gifts.
Great time of year for Gulf County as well the Port Saint Joe Marina with a slower time of year but non the less wonderfull time of year as we get ready for the upcoming Spring season just a short season away!!