Winter Time Fishing

Deep Sea and offshore fishing change dramatically during the winter. We lose the trolling fish due to water temperatures getting too cold but a lot of great fishing still exists. Bottom fishing becomes our focus so everyone has a rod in their hand when we fish and a lot of great eating fish are available. Gag grouper season is open till January 1 and a lot of big fish will move close to the beach and are great fun to catch. Red grouper, lane snapper, mangrove snapper, grey snapper, hogfish, black seabass and porgies are just some of what we catch and are all great eating. We use both conventional and spinning rods and have both left and right hand models on the boat. We teach you everything you need to know about how to use the equipment and how to get fish bigger than you have ever caught, in the boat. The grouper can be very large and are a great fight so we use heavier tackle, the smaller fish, we use lighter tackle that makes the fight much more fun. At Scales N Tails Charters, part of our service includes filleting all your catch and we can suggest many great ways to cook them or recommend restaurants that will prepare them for you. Be sure to bring jackets, the water temperature keeps the air temps low so when the boat is running, it gets chilly.

Scales 'N' Tails Charters

Address: 100 Casey Key Rd, Nokomis, FL 34275

Phone: 727-642-4804

Email: scalesntailscharters@gmail.com

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