We make the most of it when we are in southwest Florida, whether it’s fishing, socializing with our US friends, having friends and people I work with come down to fish and especially when our family is down with our grand-kids.
Most winters Bluefish run off the beaches on Florida’s Gulf coast as they feed very heavily on baitfish that move in and out of the passes. This is when beach-anglers can cast spoons and use live baitfish to catch them literally a few feet off-shore. Recently we were having “beach-time” with the grand-kids and took advantage of catching these feisty fish in 3-4′ of water right off the beach. If you are planning a Florida vacation this winter and you are packing a rod, make sure to take some 1/4 oz. spoons in addition to your favorite plugs and terminal live bait tackle. You can catch Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish just casting spoons right off the beach, piers, outlets and jetties.