11/8/13 November islamorada backcountry fishing report

The winds laid down yesterday some but kicked up again today.  Northerly in the morning which we like this time of year.  The tide has been very low, being pushed out by the wind from several days earlier.  The last two days we got into a sick redfish bite, both days we caught 50+ fish.  A mix of little guys and slot/over slot fish.  They are eating shrimp and pilchards, whatever you throw at ’em.  Snook are mixed in too.  Today we got into some nicer size snook too, while yesterday they were mostly little guys.  The ticket with them is live pilchards which have been plentiful.  On the ocean side beaches you can find plenty especially with the northerly wind this time of year.  As it continues to get into winter time, this type of fishing should stay good.  Black drum and sheepshead will move in more and more as it cools off.  Cold fronts can provide great opportunity if your in the right area, and many of these spots are protected from the wind and weather so it can be a fantastic trip!