Herding Sheep to Start the New Year

Pine Island Sound, FL

January 1st 2024

Sheepshead fishing is in full swing and they’re giving us some fun days on the water. These tasty, hard-fighting fish are highly sought after during our winter months. They can be a tricky fish to hook, with a mouth full of human-like teeth the areas to set a hook are few which can make them an even tougher target. Alongside the sheepshead we are catching reds, snapper and black drum, plenty of variety and good-eating fish to catch when the weather is cold. For the next couple months, we will stick to shrimp for our bait of choice. Catching white bait these times of the year can be difficult and the fish switch their food choices to bait easier to catch like shrimp, crabs and sand fleas. Fish get slower with dropping water temps so their energy levels drop as well, they still fight like crazy and show us a great time on the water.

1 Sheepshead

1 Redfish

1 Sea Trout

1 Black Drum

1 Florida Pompano

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