Winter Fishing on Amelia Island FL
By Captain Allen
Winter fishing off shore is great when the weather lets you go. The sheepshead will be chewing on the reefs along with the seabass and both are great table food. Catching a 8lb sheepshead in 60ft of water is a blast on light tackle, sheepshead buck their heads and fight like a snapper the whole way up.
Backwater light tackle fishing with live shrimp and artificial bait will produce some nice Trout like the one Alex is holding(3.5lbs). The sheepshead will be running in the backwaters all winter long and are one of the most challenging fish to catch in the backwater. The red fish will be schooling up on the low tides with the cooler water temperatures getting in the low 60’s and high 50’s. casting light tackle into the schools can produce some reds in the 30 inch range and this is also a great time to break out the flyrod.