Every Friday morning, Captain Dylan Hubbard of Hubbard’s Marina joins Good Day to fill viewers in on his fishing forecast as we head into the weekend. Here is his fishing report for Nov. 27, 2020.


Snook motion goes nicely across the Bay Area proper now, particularly within the estuary areas as most of the fish begin to transfer again within the bay because the water cools.

You can discover them lively on the grass flats, mangrove shorelines and we’re beginning to see them on the mouths of the creeks and rivers. Closer to the mouth of the bay, we’re nonetheless seeing some very late-season fish alongside the seashores throughout the day too, however numbers are a lot decrease than {the summertime} peak.

The passes are nonetheless holding some fish too — at night time on the incoming tide appears to be the height time these days. This week, the white plastic paddle tail and flairhawk fashion jigs have been the favourite across the passes at night time. During the day on the seashores, flats and shorelines they’re love the dwell white bait, dwell shrimp or swim baits together with the comfortable plastic paddle tails. 

Redfish motion is regular all through the realm as nicely. Cut bait has been king for these guys, however we’re seeing many chunk on the slow-moving comfortable plastics on the underside from DOA shrimp to paddle tails. Live shrimp with minimal weight will even work for the redfish chunk. They are shifting into the canals these days and nonetheless loads of fish out on the flats within the passes and alongside the mangroves. This time of 12 months, you may nonetheless discover the large colleges of feeding reds now and again on the flats. 

Trout motion has picked up properly as of late and can proceed to enhance with cooling temperatures. We are seeing these guys round these grass flat areas the place there’s a pleasant roll, drop off, pothole, or some kind of ambush spot they’ll cling to feed actively on all of the passing bait. They are loving dwell shrimp or white bait however quite a lot of comfortable plastics work however I recommend the substitute shrimp just like the DOA shrimp. We are seeing these guys at night time across the docks and bridge lights too. 

Sheepshead motion is admittedly heating up because the waters proceed to chill. The greatest locations to search out them are across the bridges, docks, piers and different buildings. However, you will discover them on the oyster bars too and while you discover an oyster bar, mangroves and a bridge or dock shut by you’ve gotten discovered your sheepshead honey gap! They will eat quite a lot of small crabs from mud crabs to fiddler crabs and even mangrove crabs.

They love reduce oysters or clams. You can use barnacles even or small items of shrimp. Small hooks and lightweight sort out and minimal weight if any in any respect is preferrable to focus on these nice consuming and enjoyable preventing fish. 

Mackerel motion goes nicely across the seashores, mouth of the bay and passes. We are seeing a few of these fish even journey up within the bay across the deepest edges of the flats and hanging across the bridges busting bait colleges. There are just a few kingfish blended in on the mouth of the bay too so that you by no means know what you could hook up with on the market. They are holding across the synthetic reefs and rock piles on the mouth of bay as nicely. The greatest time to focus on the mackerel from shore can be within the earlier morning from round dawn to mid-morning when water is on the clearest. 

Flounder are beginning to decide up nonetheless, nothing wild but however they are going to get higher and higher because the waters proceed to chill. Look for them on the underside within the sandy areas adjoining to the flats, buildings or dock strains. They cling proper on the underside and love dwell shrimp or small bait fish to enterprise too near their sandy hideouts. 

Tripletail are biting nicely across the crab buoys alongside the shoreline. It’s a good time to get on the market and do some sight fishing. You might even run throughout the occasional cobia whereas cruising the buoys so be prepared for him too!

The tripletail love the dwell shrimp and even synthetic shrimp tossed near their buoy disguise out. You may discover them on floating particles, channel markers, and typically even dock strains. We discovered an enormous tripletail this previous week hiding below a coconut simply off the seashores. 

Every Friday morning, Captain Dylan Hubbard of Hubbard's Marina joins Good Day to fill viewers in on his fishing forecast as we head into the weekend. Here is his fishing report for Nov. 27, 2020.

Near shore and offshore

The fishing is HOT on the market close to shore and offshore proper now when the climate is sweet and the climate appears nice this weekend till Sunday night time.

I can not stress the significance of profiting from this climate window whereas it’s right here! We are going to have just a few chilly fronts this coming week. It appears that can make the primary half of the week after which the approaching weekend not so fishable and circumstances lower than excellent to get on the market to focus on these waters.

Looks like we could have little climate home windows to get out our mid week 39-hour subsequent week and our 39-hour for the weekend however they each shall be bumpy in comparison with the proper climate our 44-hour full moon journey could have this weekend. 

The hogfish chunk goes extraordinarily nicely now and appears to solely need to enhance. We are seeing fairly just a few on our half-day journeys and a few all days are seeing greater than two dozen! They are biting greatest round 40-80 ft of water proper now on the lighter sort out and dwell shrimp. The hogfish love small ledges, exhausting all-time low areas with seafans and low aid and can even enterprise out on that shell backside adjoining to the hardbottom areas.

We goal them by anchor fishing areas we all know are holding the hogfish. Once you catch one in an space you recognize there are extra round. They are tremendous leader-shy and gradual to chunk so you must fish a spot for a short time to see if there’s one able to chew. Once you catch that one there’s typically a handful or two extra to catch earlier than the chunk dies off. Then you bought to maneuver onto the following one and begin the method over.

These guys can battle too, and fishing for them with lighter sort out makes it a ton of enjoyable. We do catch them deeper than 80 ft of water, however sometimes we goal them on this vary as a result of the deeper you go the extra competitors they’ve for these shrimp on the backside and the tougher it turns into to focus on them particularly. 

Gag grouper motion is selecting up close to shore and offshore we’re beginning to see them increasingly more. From round 30-40 ft to round 80-100 ft, the gags have gotten extra prolific and aggressive. We are seeing them on the large dwell baits and heavier sort out across the ledges. However, they’re tough to rise up off the underside as soon as your fortunate sufficient to entice them to eat. 

Red grouper motion goes very nicely close to shore and offshore from round 70-110 ft we’re seeing an awesome chunk and offshore as much as round 160 ft we’re seeing some regular motion too. Red grouper love huge lifeless baits and even these dwell baits within the medium measurement vary. We are seeing these guys on that hard-bottom space blended in with plentiful lane snapper, few mangroves and a few vermillion.

They love potholes of flat hard-bottom that’s holding a pleasant bait present. 
Mangrove snapper motion goes nicely proper now offshore and we’re seeing some regular motion close to shore too. Around 80-140 ft is a good space to focus on the mangrove snapper proper now with some threadfin chunks in your double snell rigs.

We have a full moon arising Monday, so this weekend ought to have an unbelievable mangrove snapper chunk particularly at night time as these guys will feed closely earlier than the moon. Then after the moon, round 1-3 days, we’ll see the identical lively feeding from the mangrove snapper close to shore and offshore. Great time to get on the market and goal these enjoyable to catch and tough fish. 

Kingfish motion is regular close to shore and offshore we’re seeing them from the seashores to the deepest offshore waters on the trollers, flat strains and even typically the vertical jigs or knocker rigs. They are unfold out however we’re seeing some huge fish now and again. 

Blackfin tuna are selecting up out deep previous round 120 ft of water and we must always see increasingly more of those guys because the water continues to chill. Their much less fascinating cousins which can be a ton of enjoyable to catch, bonita, are extremely thick proper now and pervasive by way of the close to shore waters from the mouth of the bay out to round 15-20 miles we’re seeing large numbers of bonita tearing up bait colleges blended in with the mackerel and the occasional kingfish. 

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