Lately the weather has been as cool as I have seen in the thirty two years I have lived in Florida. The cool water is having a marked impact on fishing, both good and bad. Some inland species get very lethargic in cold water while others get frisky as the water cools down.
We have been catching good numbers of gag grouper and mangrove snapper on the ledges and Amberjacks on the offshore wrecks. The gags are being taken with live baits while the mangroves are hitting live shrimp on very light line.
Later this week the water should start to warm up and the Red Grouper and Lane Snapper should begin biting better as that occurs.