November 24, 2023
Port St. Joe to Keaton Beach
Capt. Kevin Lanier of KC Sportfishing covers fishing from Mexico Beach to Steinhatchee, including Apalachicola, St. George Island, Carabelle, St. Marks and Keaton Beach
November 24 - 26
Ducks are in the air in our area. This week marked the opening of duck hunting season and those who had been patiently waiting were not disappointed. The waters around Gulf and Bay counties are not widely known as a duck hunting destination and provide ample opportunity to harvest plenty of the tasty winged critters. Get in touch with me and I can put you in touch with a few local guides.
Fishing has been on hold most of the week due to weather conditions. This is the time of year when the new grouper regulations really irritate me. In my opinion, November and December provide the best grouper fishing of the year however, due to those with influence impacting the rules and seasons we are unable to take advantage of this prime season. Trolling the shallows always produces great fish.
My next recommendation for winter boat maintenance is your electrical connections on your electronics. Most of us feel like if they are working everything is ok but that is far from the truth. At least once a year you need to unplug everything and use the proper cleaner and grease to ensure those connections stay healthy and in good working order. If you do not do this the connections will become a rusted and corroded mess. Then when you try and take them apart they crumble in your hand. Be proactive in maintenance.
Editors Note: Signatures Needed! The "Right to Clean and Healthy Waters" petition needs 900,000 signatures by November 30 to get on the 2024 ballot. Learn more here: http://www.floridarighttocleanwater.org/
Mexico Beach, Florida