Without a doubt this was a tough week. The wind from Hurricane Ida at the beginning of the week combined with a cold front that arrived on Thursday made for some brutal conditions. But the fish are around, looking to warm up and feed.
I put my fleece on and fished early this morning and found a couple of snook in a creek mouth, one really big. I tried three different patterns, that I know work. Not a look, not a take, not a thing. This can be tough fishing under ideal conditions; add in this weather - might as well go home and tie and watch it blow. I did find a couple small tarpon at a creek but same thing, not interested in the fly.
November is National Manatee Awareness Month and new seasonal speed limits are being posted on many of the waterways. These guys are looking for warmer water with our recent cold fronts; look for the tail, snout or swirl.
We should have some good fishing this upcoming week, when the wind drops a bit after this front. The cold fronts put the fish exactly where we know they want to be. Be on the look out for reds with the cooler water.
All the best,