December has been, as usual, good and bad. The warm sunny days are excellent for sightfishing with good shots at big snook and redfish. There are plenty of seatrout on the grass beds early in the am that have been taking Gurglers and Crease Flies. As far as snook and reds, baitfish patterns and tailing patterns produce the best.

We have also been traveling to the Everglades to fish for panfish….especially Oscars…pound for pound nothing else compares to their fighting ability. We also catch Myan Cyclids, bluegill, perch and stumpknockers. It is a lot of fun walking the banks of the many canals in the Everglades and casting to visible panfish.

Night snook is still rated good, although with colder water temps, the snook are entering the river systems in search of warmer weather and their winter haunts….

All in all, still lots of fish to be caught exploring the outside bars and flats….

Good Luck and Happy Holidays,

Capt. Al White