• January Fishing on Florida’s Adventure Coast


    Old man winter is here in Florida. Even though our temperatures are up and down the fish are in their winter patterns.

    Trout are holding in shallow water and keeping to inside creeks. Soft plastic flukes and little Jon’s rugged weedless or a light 1/8 ounce jig head are great for trout.

    Red fish are found in the same areas and on hard bottom limestone and oyster bars. Live shrimp or small pin fish are the ways to go.

    Sheep’s Head are holding on the offshore grouper rocks.  This time of year sheep’s are a lot of fun to target on light tackle and great to eat as well. The way I target them is to anchor up-current for the structure and chum with dead old shrimp. I recommend using a 1/8-1/4 ounce cote jig head with a 25 pound leader. Rip the tail off the shrimp and thread the hook into the shrimp, exiting the hook  by the legs. Sheep’s Head will eat shrimp head first, so when you feel the light taps on your rod tip and a little weight, set the hook.


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