Saturday was perhaps the most brutal 5 hours of fishing I’ve endured in a long time. Temps hovered in the low 40’s, and a steady, constant and bitingly cold North wind blew at around 25 knots. Needless to say, the fish weren’t biting. It was… not fun.
Sunday proved much better, as the sheepshead have begun their invasion of Boca Ciega Bay. I caught several, and saw lots more hauled in, including some big ones- 4 or 5 pound fish. Post front the flounder and grouper were pretty much shut down, so the sheepies were a nice change of pace.
I have a report of some big catch and release trout biting in the Belle Vista neighborhood of St. Pete Beach. There were a couple of big redfish hanging around the Merry Pier and the 7th Ave. Pier in Pass-A-Grille. The snook appear to have now moved out of Blind Pass, and there’s no sign of sheepshead there. Things are definitely changing. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s biting over the long Thanksgiving weekend!