Even though it’s been more than a little windy here, the fishing has been OK. The jack crevalle are showing up in large schools now, and conveniently have taken up residence inside the ICW in their normal spots. The size range is nice also, averaging about seven to fifteen pounds. Truly a good tug on a nine weight. The crevalle’s arrival usually heralds the arrival of the spinner sharks in force. A few have been caught recently, so they are on the way just in time for the holidays. Ladyfish have been giving some cooperation, and a few obscure catches such as mutton snapper, small redfish, Spanish mackerel, and lookdowns,(a member of the jack family, a truly exotic looking fish that love small streamers and shrimp flies) have been rounding out the action in the calmer waters of the ICW. The few boats hardy enough to brave the high winds and heavy seas have been reporting sailfish action heating up, dolphin catches still consistent and a few wahoo and tuna showing up. I was able to pop out the inlet last Monday after my morning trip just for a look around,(I wasn’t going to subject my customer to the sloppy four to six foot waves) and found the most beautiful midnight blue water I’ve seen yet this year. It was practically screaming “Sailfish!” Here’s hoping the weather lets us out after them soon.