Early November cold fronts have started to decrease the water temperature fairly rapidly around Palm Island and Manasota Key. This has moved some of the local guides to start fishing their winter trends. For me, that takes my attention off of the usual suspects (reds, snook, and trout) and turns my attention to some "food" fishing. Triple tail and pompano are on my menus for winter time. Both are delicious, and fun to catch. Both have a fairly abundant population locally, and both can be caught on either live bait or artificial. As it gets cold up north, it becomes a fantastic time to go fishing in Southwest Florida!!!
Capt. Mike Slattery
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