Our weather continues to have crazy swings and there has been no norm so far this winter. This past weekend we had our first true cold snap with temps getting down to 30 degrees. Hopefully with the pressure change with this cold snap it will get the bayou fishing right were it should be for this time of the year. We are still having several pretty days a week to get on the water so if you are planning a charter with us while visiting Destin, Florida soon we advise being flexible on dates if possible.
In the back bay of the Destin Florida we are still focusing on deeper water areas to fish. This time of the year some of the most productive days are fishing around bridges and jetties. Some recent catches include redfish, blackdrum and sheephead around the pillings bridges. Sheepheads are one of the trickiest fish to catch but once you get the technique down, it will be one of your favorite fish to target. These fish are well known for their human teeth and their ability to clean you hook without leaving a trace of being there. So remember to keep a close eye of the rod tip, hold it as still as you can, and check your bait often because they are sneaky. While fishing docks on recent Destin bay charters we have caught a mixture of redfish, sheepshead, blackdrum, bluefish, and speckled trout.
As for gulf fishing in Destin, Florida for this time of the year we are primarily focusing bottom fishing. With the new year the new season have been posted and the vast majority of species are still closed going into the season. These species include amberjacks, redsnappers, and triggerfish but there are still a variety of snappers to target. While bottom fishing we have been targeting mingo snappers, mangrove snappers, white snappers, and a variety of porgies which are all great eating. Although we cant keep triggers, amberjack, and redsnappers they are a blast to catch and they make awesome photos before releasing. As always if you are looking for a pull of a lifetime while fishing in Destin, Florida there are plenty of shark around.
Stay tuned for our next blog featuring all the posted seasons for amberjacks, triggers, and redsnappers for our 2019 Destin Fishing Season.
If you are planing a trip to Destin, Florida this winter, Destin Inshore Guides fishes year around so be sure to give us a call and let us take you out to catch your next memory of a lifetime. Till next time Tight Lines.