2022 starts off with a cold front and hopes that fishing will step up a gear; Tide times | Peach

Happy New Year everyone ! Hope this year brings a lot of happiness, health and tight fishing lines!

Now let’s move on to fishing. The first real cold front of the new year swept across southern Florida earlier this week. Fishing last week was good but not great – but things could heat up in some areas as a more normal climate develops.

Tarpon ate live shrimp in Government Cut and Bear Cut. Near the shore there have been Spanish mackerel and cero mackerel to catch. The range marker just off Government Cut is a great place to anchor and mate while you fish for live bait and live shrimp under a Cajun Thunder float.

Remember to use a Mustad long shank hook to prevent pimps from cutting off your leaders.

Off the reefs, jacks, skipjack, black tunas and sailfish are fished on live bait, free-line and under a kite. The best depths to target have been 260 to 80 feet of water. Look for current rips and edges, as this is where most of the action will take place.

Boats targeting swordfish in 1,600 to 2,000 feet of water capture dolphins weighing up to 40 pounds. The shallow-water grouper season ended on the 31st. Bottom anglers continue to fish amberjacks, snappers and a few cobias above artificial reefs at depths between 100 and 260 feet of water.

South Bay has produced catches and releases of groupers, snappers and mackerel.

Tight lines and happy new year!

Captain Alan Sherman, who operates “Get Em” Sport Fishing Charters, has managed South Florida fishing charters for over 30 years. He can be reached here or by calling (786) 436-2064.

Tide times until January 13

Key Biscayne Tide Times are presented by 32 degrees by MG.

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