Fishing Florida on your winter vacation.

Posted on January 12th, 2022

Many southern Ontario residents are making their migration to sunny Florida either for a week, or a little longer. Most of these trips are family orientated but there’s no reason not to take a spinning outfit and some terminal tackle and lures to fish from the many jetties, fishing piers and even wading out shallow flats in the inter-coastal waterway.

Fishing Florida.
A popping cork fished with an 1/4 oz. jighead/plastic grub is one of the best ways to attract and hook-up to shallow-water Spotted Sea Trout.
Fishing Florida.
Bluefish can be plentiful when they migrate by Florida and are very aggressive and will often strike spoons and body baits.

Here visitors can use live bait as shrimp or crabs to catch a variety of fish, as well as frozen shrimp and cut bait. The most common fish to catch from shore and on the shallow flats are Sheepshead and Spotted Sea Trout.

Fishing Florida.
Trevally Jack often move in and out of inlets in schools and will strike everything from cut-bait to top-water lures.

Casting spoons and jigs/plastic grubs off the beach while the family enjoys the sun can also produce Spanish mackerel, trevally jacks, and hard fighting Bluefish.

Fishing Florida.
Kingfish grow large and can be plentiful over the winter months in-shore. They can easily be caught on live baitfish or trolling large deep-diving body baits.

For those wanting a bigger-fish experience they can take a 4yr trip on a party fishing boat or on a 1/2 or full day limited person charter where they can catch eating-size snapper, grouper, king mackerel and much more.

Every time we made a family trip to Florida we always tried to include a few hours of family fishing fun.


Make sure to check the fishing videos on our Italo Labignan YouTube channel and if you have any questions just email them to me at Ask Italo throughout our www.canadian-sportfishing.com website.

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