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December fishing in 10K?

I just got back from a two day trip down to the 10K area. We ended up catching about 20 speckled trout and having a couple larger bite-offs but found the fishing slower than expected. My question December normally a slow fishing time in this area? We have fished in May-June and had better results. Is there a better time of year where you can expect to catch a bigger variety of fish? I know that Tarpon are there April-July but was wondering when the prime fishing time is for the 10K area? Thanks ahead of time for any advice.


  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 4,853 Captain
    This year the weather has been relatively mild, so the fish are a bit hard to find... In a "normal" year (whatever that is...) we get our first strong cold front right around Halloween - and that kicks off the fish moving gradually back up inside.. That never happened this year so finding fish will take some doing... December can be a great month out of Flamingo - or the Ten Thousand Islands area... Finding the fish will go a long way to whether you have a great day or not right now... 
    Booking a guide that first day of your trip is money well spent in my opinion -particularly if you're only going to be there a few days.  Getting a head start might make all the difference... 
    Tight Lines
    Bob LeMay
    (954) 435-5666
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