With the sudden drop in temperatures, the thought of the redfish bite slowing down crossed my mind once or twice but as soon as the wind laid down, I was able to see for myself that it only improved the bite! Redfish are schooling over the flats like it's spring and the monster trout are everywhere but not schooled up yet in the number they were last year...YET! I've kept the topwaters in the box and immediately start working soft plastics with instant results. Look for schooled reds in about 2' of water and your single fish can be sighted next to land providing the water is deep enough for them to move around in. Our trout are sitting on deeper drop offs and potholes. This is my favorite kind of fishing as I'm able to show my clients their fish sitting above a well lit pothole waiting for a bait to come over the grass edge. Watching your fish eat is one of the coolest things to be seen. Some small numbers of black drum are beginning to show up every now and then but as it gets a little in the next couple of months, look for them to be crawling in droves across the shallow waters of the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River. If you can put up with the winds, the winter months does have it's advantages!