The inshore fishing seems to get better after every passing cold front. A misconception people have this time of year is the fishing slows down. Why it may slow for a day or two as the cold front arrives, afterwards the fishing is phenomenal. The cooler water temperatures really get the fish active. The tides and the weather the first half of the week look amazing. Don ‘t be afraid to fish the extremely low tides. The low tides can really make fishing easy this time of year if you know what to look for. Try fishing the deep drop-offs or sand holes near your normal fishing spots. The fish will to move to the only place that have water.

While there are still scaled sardines out there, I like to fish with shrimp this time of year. Pretty much anything will eat a shrimp. With the water temperature dropping, shrimp has always been my go-to bait. You can fish them under a cork, on the bottom with a jig head, or just a hook with a split shot will do the job as well.

The Redfish bite has been really hot on the low tides, fishing the sand holes and drop-offs. Shrimp on a jig head has worked best. Just cast in the hole and let it sit. Pinching the tail off the shrimp will put a nice scent in the water.

If looking for something good to eat, flounder are holding in almost every sand hole I go over. I would use a live or artificial shrimp on 1/8 oz jig head. Slowly work it across the bottom.

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