Happy New Year 2018 to the super surf fishing opportunities that start right now on our beaches. Anglers can expect good catches of whiting, pompano and bluefish all month long during this transitional period that started in Mid December with the first cold fronts. The bonus of the December cold fronts was that it ushered in the pompano and bluefish bite from Cape Canaveral to Sebastian Inlet.

Watch for a continuing weather pattern of cold fronts followed by warm up periods and then another cold front that will result in the turning off and on the fishing action. However, before the front and after the front the surf fisherman should be able to catch limits. Clams and shrimp are still a good bait choice followed by mullet for the bluefish.

Want to have some fun: Take a 8/9 foot river rod with a smaller reel spooled with 20 pound test mono fishing line. Slide a barrel sinker onto the running line then add a bead and tie on the swivel, finally add 12-15 inches of 30/40 pound leader material to a 2/0 or 3/0 circle hook.

Bait with cut mullet, then cast into the trough and hang on. In December I saw three anglers catch and release a good number of bluefish and as they left one of the anglers said his arms hurt from the action. Needless to say, I have added the above described tackle to my fishing cart.

See You On The Beach
John

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