The weather has been changing rapidly, and that has been keeping the fishing running hot and cold. The fishing for jack crevalle has been the exception, huge numbers of fish providing great action most all of the time. The jacks have been running five to fifteen pounds and hitting poppers on top very nicely. Just before the jacks showed up there was a very good permit bite going on. Not flats fishing, these permit were holding in the inlet and the guys bouncing jig and shrimp combo’s on the bottom were scoring big. About the time I got around to giving them a try, a massive school of jacks moved into the area and it was impossible to get anything past them to get to the permit. There has been more and more tarpon moving into the area. It’s that time of year when they come south running from colder water temps. We launched on nice tarpon in the seventy pound range last week right in the middle of the day. I’ve not seen a big push of sailfish into the area just yet, a couple more cold fronts should change that. Most of the action on sails is still north of here. I did get a chance to try out a new teaser rig consisting of a high-speed spreader bar with five daisy chains of ballyhoo rigged on it. The thing looks great in the water, and when the sails show up, I intend to annoy the crap out of a bunch of them. Spotty action on dolphin and king mackerel is more of an indication of less than favorable weather and not a lack of fish. If the weather moderates, there should be some of both going on. I hear the ladyfish and Spanish mackerel have moved into their normal winter spots north of here, something I’ll keep in mind when I need a change of pace. The only thing really missing is the spinner sharks. They should be moving in over the next three weeks or so.