Fishing the tidal creeks in winter.

Fishing the tidal creeks of the Caloosahatchie river.

I like to change tactics in the winter and do some fishing the tidal creeks in winter. I like to change my approach to fishing for snook. As most seasoned fisherman know snook are highly migratory.In the sense that they will move from creeks and backcountry haunts in the spring. To the passes and inlets of the Florida coasts.As winter sets in they reverse their travels to tidal creeks and rivers. And also the canal systems all over central and south Florida.

The key is finding deeper water. That the water temp is at a minium of 60 degrees or higher. At 60 degrees snook tend not to feed as much as in higher water temps. Most of the feeder creeks that come into the river. Are deeper at around 10 to 12ft.

On warm days I like to throw top water minnow imitation such as the Rapala. In the black and gold color. If that gets no responce I switch to bucktail jigs.And lures such as the Snook slayer or the Ultra bucktail. I work the jigs slow at first to see what the fish are looking for.I like the darker colors such as black head with a brown body or a blue body.Dont discount the fact you just might get a bass or two in the mix.

To get more complete I work the jigs slow at first. To see what the fish are looking for.I like the darker colors such as black head with a brown body or a blue body.Dont discount the fact. You just might get a bass or two in the mix.info check out my E-book.

So you don’t have to stop fishing for snook in the winter. You just have to change tactics.Fishing the tidal creeks in winter can pay off in big ways.Thanks and I hope this helps you catch more and bigger fish.

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