INSHORE FISHING REPORT
December will start to bring a few cold fronts our way. During the winter months, when water temps drop, targeting areas that warm quickly like docks, mangroves, mud flats and potholes. Getting out a little later in the day to allow those areas to warm will help you put more fish in the yak. Sight fishing can be great this time of year when the water clears. Standing in a kayak drifting a flat is a amazing way to see your targets. Start to look for our winter time species like spanish mackerel, bluefish and pompano with every passing cold front. Hair jigs, spoons and gotcha lures will work well.
OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT
Winter winds will make offshore opportunities less and less. If there is a day where the seas allow you to get out, take advantage of it. Sailfish, mahi, kings and wahoo should be your targets. Frisky google eyes and blue runners will be your best options. Trolling the 90-200ft depths through Palm Beach County will put you in line for a bite. Finally don’t forget your flag or another type of visual device to keep yourself safe on the water and in view of other boats.
FRESHWATER FISHING REPORT
December can be a really great month on the lake as long as we don’t get to cold of weather. Peacock bass and clown knifefish should be in good numbers. Look to target bridge structure and remaining weed lines for a bite. Live shiners and shad will always be the go to, but throw in a few artificial lures like jerk baits and rattle traps.