Biscayne Bay 11/16/08
Capt. Mo Estevez
November 17, 2008
Biscayne Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report
Fishing Biscayne Bay on Sunday was tough to say the least. On the heals of a front that moved through Saturday night we dealt with 20+ MPH winds gusting up to 30 all day. We made the best of it and chose to play the potluck game. Calling it a day around noon we played with plenty of jacks, a 40+ pound spinner shark that graced us with the typical spinner shark jumps and spins, mangrove snappers up to 2lbs, some spooky 30+ inch snooks and a few mystery fish that grabbed our plugs and did their best to strip as much braid off the reels as quickly as possible. I'll be back at it again this week waiting for a break in the wind between the forecasted fronts this week.
Until next time, have fun out there!
Biscayne Bay Fishing Forecast:
Mullets are thick in the bay right now where you'll find plenty of good sized schools along shorelines and in the creeks. This is also the time of year where snooks are plentiful along the west side shoreline and big bonefish will follow the warm moving water. The finger channels and patch reefs will only get better as the water temps continue to drop. Count on close to double digit muttons, some legal sized groupers, and mackerels to name a few of the visitors to the finger channels and patch reefs. Remember, look for hard bottom in the finger channels and cloudy water on the patches for the best results. Keep a few pinfish and a stout outfit for the keeper grouper.
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