November 2021 Venice Jetty Fishing Forecast
As the water temp gets colder some fish migrate to warmer waters bringing in different fish to target. Spanish Mackeral, pompano and blues are found on the grass flats in the area. Trout and reds in the backwater and around the jetty. Snook are also biting along the jetty, by the lights on the ICW and into the backwater as they head for warmer waters. Also off the coast false albacore, tripletail, Spanish mackerel, and blues should be jamming!
Keep in mind that reds and snook are catch and release at the jetty until May 31, 2022. Spotted Seatrout has reopened with a 3 fish per person, bag limit and a 6 fish boat limit. Trout must be from 15”-19” with one allowed per vessel over 19”. Full regulations and details can be viewed at https://myfwc.com/ .
Pompano like water temp in the lower 70’s to higher 60’s around the jetty. To catch the pompano get yourself a silly willy and a teaser (pink and white jig with a green/yellow teaser work goood), tie them in a loop knot and cast it out as far as possible. Wait for it to hit bottom, count to 5 then start working it in.
When the barometer is bouncing from the cold fronts it makes the fish go wild. Been using a twitchin mullet lure parallel with the rocks and the snook have been hitting and the twitchin mullet lure has been working off the beach as well. Also using white bait being caught with a cast net and dropping it off the tip of the jetty has been working good to for snook and snapper. A white paddle tail has been working when the waters a little churned up, white paddle tail also working for reds and trout locally.
The variety of cast bait is also called Mahara and Sand Perch but the old jetty dudes just call it white bait.
Kayak fishing rentals available at Jetty rentals at the North Jetty on the south end of Casey Key. 941-525-0117.