St. Petersburg, Florida, and its surrounding bay and coastal waters are home to year-round fishing opportunities. In the winter, we don’t slow down. See what’s being and what you can expect on a charter.
Winter Fishing In St. Pete
A Florida winter in central and south Florida is not quite the frigid temps most other states see at this time. While the temps have dropped for us, the fish don’t mind and you won’t find a more comfortable time to experience St. Pete.
We are talking daytime temps that will generally average in the mid-70’s, alongside clear days and calm waters – it truly doesn’t get much better.
At the same time, there are some wintertime species to keep an eye on that make the fishing during this time of year simply awesome.
Top Winter Species
This area is positioned in such a way that fishing off the coast (nearshore), on the flats, and in the backcountry are all possibilities from a single launch point. In this, the list of wintertime species can be expensive. But we will concentrate on a few favorites.
Redfish are a mainstay in the area, but fall and early winter bring in schools of big breeder redfish. These are monster bull redfish that will put your arms and gear to the test. But even when that slows down our juvenile and slot-sized population will be at the ready on any given day.
Snook will stay on the radar, being steadily caught right now, with the only pauses in that action being on extremely cold days. And these types of days are few and far between.
Seatrout will be a daily occurrence with what many consider the biggest of the year.
At the same time, you may find yourself catching cobia, kingfish, Spanish mackerel, flounder, silver seatrout, sheepshead, black drum, and a list of others.
Fish With Non-Stop Fishing Charters
Captain Kevin here at Non-Stop Fishing Charters is your local pro with decades of experience in the area. He loves this time of year as much as you will and makes for an excellent guide for your day on the water.
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