Port St. Joe to Keaton Beach
Includes Apalachicola, St. George Island, Carabelle, St. Marks and Keaton Beach
Weather has seemed to finally have hit a normal wintertime pattern. I do not believe I have ever seen so much rain. Not only did Hurricane Michael change the landscape, but it almost seems like the weather pattern as well. Inshore action continues to be good with redfish and trout. Live shrimp or D.O.A. lures under a popping cork seems to be the ticket.
Offshore action is still good, as well. Red grouper is still open in the deep water, so a trip out there can yield a nice fish. Bee Liners and Porgies can fill a box quickly. Carolina rigs with an egg sinker. Use the smallest sinker that you can to reach bottom at less than a 45-degree angle.
Sheepshead should be showing soon. Pompano and whiting are still slow, but they are showing up. Use your beach rigs and be patient.
Boat shows are going on in the area. I will be at the Jacksonville Boat show January 25th through the 27th. If you are there, stop by the Simrad booth located inside the Waylen Bay Booth. Tell me you read my post and I’ll have a gift for you as long as they last!
Mexico Beach, Florida