Fishing Report for Jan 13, 2023

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Fisherman’s Cove RV Resort on Terra Ceia Bay, Florida is a great destination for those looking to fish this weekend. However, it’s important to keep in mind that a cold system will be pushing through, bringing northwest winds that will affect the entire county.

We suggest finding a northwest wind shadow to help calm the water and clarify the conditions for better visibility. This is a great tip for those looking to increase their chances of catching fish.

One of the most important things to keep in mind while fishing in these conditions is the size of your leader. The sheepshead and black drum have been absolutely on fire lately, and they are known to be leader-shy. Therefore, it is important to use a leader that is as light and as invisible as possible. A fluorocarbon leader in the 15-20lb test range is a good option, as it is less visible underwater and has lower memory and higher abrasion resistance.

In addition to the sheepshead and black drum, we’ve also seen many speckled sea trout. While most of them are around 14 inches, we have only had a few keepers. However, the bite for them is hot, so it’s worth trying your luck.

There are also a lot of ladyfish running around in the area, so if you’re looking for a different type of catch, keep an eye out for them. They can be a lot of fun to catch and are often used for bait or for eating.

Additionally, if you can find warm, muddy bottoms, you might be able to find a snook hiding out there. It’s important to note that snook are a warm water species that are susceptible to the cold. In these conditions, they will seek muddy bottoms, warm water around power plants, and discharge canals. So if you’re looking to catch snook, it’s best to focus your efforts in these areas.

Cold conditions will last through the thirteenth, so Saturday and Sunday will be chilly. On Sunday, we’ll experience less wind but similar temperatures. Therefore, it’s important to dress warmly and bring warm clothing so you can enjoy your fishing trip.

In summary, if you’re looking to fish this weekend, it will be best to:

Find a northwest wind shadow to help calm the water and make the conditions clearer.
Pack some light fluorocarbon leader in the 15-20lb test range to increase your chances of catching these fish.

Remember to dress warmly as it’s going to be cold through the thirteenth.
In addition to the above-mentioned, it’s also important to note that the tides are going to be low this weekend, which means that the water will be clearer and the fish will be more visible. This is a great opportunity to try out different lures and techniques to see what the fish are biting on. Be sure to also pay attention to the water temperature, as it can greatly affect the fish’s behavior.

Overall, it’s going to be a challenging but exciting weekend for fishing, and we hope you have a great time out on the water. And remember to be safe, always wear a life jacket, and check the weather forecast before heading out.

Thanks for tuning in, and we’ll see you next week for another fishing report from Fishlikeus!


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