As the winter season begins its full force trot through cold fronts, blustery north winds, rainy squalls and cool short days, a vibrancy of fish begin to show their faces in an inspired type fashion. Anchoring up in blue water is the key to good bottom fishing. So with the consistent north winds making the water a disgusting brown mud inshore, offshore anglers head out into the deep in search of fishable waters. Bottom marks are as good as ever, with the constant pressure changes and the weather keeping the fish active, hungry and ever so plentiful on the reef. Schooling bonita and blackfin tuna inhabit the upper water column slurping up any flatline live bait/ vertical jig that comes into range. Feisty wahoo shoot across the top of the water, blowing up any live bait that hits the surface of the water. Big groupers, goliath, red, and gag grouper populate the bottom of the water column, swallowing any dead or live bait that makes it that far.Not to mention the ever so plentiful red snappers, monster trigger fish and vermillion snapper. Cobias have also made a
showing, with the constant surface action luring them in.