The winter temps can make the water to cold for fish so I go fishing at the power plants.
As most seasoned saltwater fishermen know when the winter chill takes the water temp down. Around 70 degrees saltwater species will head to the power plant outflows.So fishing at the power plants can be hot. Here they can bask in the warm water coming out of the power plant.The outflows can concentrate the fish in a confined area making them easier targets.
Live shrimp are by far the best bait. Because generally the greenbacks are gone so shrimp work good on all species.I explain this in detail in my e-book Central Florida Fishing. Power plants have a barrier rope. With floats to prevent boats from going further up the outflow.The fishing gear you can use is a oval slipfloat with a rubber stopper to the depth you choose.Tie on a swivel about 12″ to 16″ above 1/0 size hook and a egg sinker on the swivel.Ususally I use a 1/0 to 2/0 hook.
Well going to try over at the Apollo Bend Power plant. And see what happens outside the preserve.Keep your lines wet and I’ll see you on the water.
The species of fish encountered can be wide. There is seatrout,pomano,bluefish,sheepshead,redfish,flounder,mangrove snapper, and snook. To name a few. I fished the Anclote power plant with good success on all the species here except for the snook. The outflow is on the north side. So all you do is pull up to the rope barrier and tie off and start fishing.
You can launch your boat at the county ram on the south side of the power plant and cruise around to the north side. That’s where the out flow is. So next time your sitting around in winter time get out and fish at the power plants.