Mid-January Fishing Hot Despite Chill

Fishing around the cold fronts has proven successful for many anglers fishing aboard the Lady K this past week.  Catches like this football sized Black-fin Tuna and plenty of King Mackerel have been keeping anglers warm with excitement. Look for the Tuna when schools of Bonito or False Albacore start hitting baits. Fresh grilled tuna or sushi rolls for lunch, a perfect end to a wonderful morning.

Plenty of Porgy species have been coming aboard the Lady K this week. Most Porgies will be caught by anglers using bottom rigs and cut squid but every once in a while extra-large fish like the seven pound Jolt-head Porgy pictured above will surprise an angler by feasting on their sardine. A tasty addition to the frying pan.

Both the morning and afternoon trips have been producing action from King Mackerel (l) with an occasional keeper sized African Pompano coming aboard. Over the next couple of months the Pompano should start increasing size. African Pompano are a specie of jack also known as Trevally.  They are hard-hitting fish which make lighting fast runs to the bottom in search of obstructions in order to break off an anglers line. They will hit small jigs, sardines, squid and live shrimp.

 Cobia continue to come aboard the Lady K like this 30 pound fish caught during the morning at the end of the week. Plenty of smaller fish are also being released which shows great promise for a spring season this year. Cobia love eating crabs but will also feast on sardines, cut squid fished on bottom rigs, jigs or feathers and other artificial lures.

This huge Unicorn Filefish gave a visiting angler from Minnesota quite a surprise. The firm, white meat makes these fish excellent table fare and comparable to Flounder. Filefish can be caught using bottom rigs and cut squid for bait. So after a day at the South Florida Fair, plan a relaxing trip  fishing aboard the Lady K . Its family fishing fun for everyone !



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