There are a wide variety of species that forage through these tide troughs in the winter months. The notable ones are, pompano, flounder, trout, and mackerel.
Nearshore, our seasonal crab pots have been deployed for stone crab claws. Running the trap lines is one of my favorite things to do in the cooler weather months, for a shot of a laid up triple tail.
Combining these two different techniques of Fishing makes for an action packed day on the water, with the chance to take home some really good eating fish. It's a great time to be fishing in South West Florida!
Capt. Mike Slattery