3 Tips To Find Feeding Inshore Fish (Even In Bad Weather)

By: Luke Simonds on April 5, 2019
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Fishing trips and perfect weather don’t always happen at the same time…

Sometimes you need to make the best out of the conditions you’re given.

And that’s exactly what we did on this trip.

There was a strong wind from the north bringing cold air and clouds down with it, but this fishing trip (a SUPER-Community Insider meetup) was planned for months so we weren’t going to let a little wind and clouds stop us.

We were in kayaks, which made the wind a little more of a big deal than if we were in a boat, but we toughed it out and were able to get on some fish.

Check out the video below to see how we caught fish in poor weather.


(P.S. want to see exactly where we were fishing? Check out our SUPER-Community where we show you every detail about each fishing trip, including the lures we were using and the spots we were fishing.)

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Just because the weather is poor doesn’t mean the fishing has to be.

In tough conditions like these, follow these three trends:

  1. Find structure, such as oyster bars or docks.
  2. Look for depth changes and deeper water. In this video, we caught fish in the deeper water near the docks and in the cuts between oyster bars.
  3. Bounce jigs slowly off the bottom. Fish are more lethargic in cooler water, so fish slower than normal.

The cool thing about fishing is that these trends hold true pretty much everywhere.

There are the trends I’ve been following on Florida’s west coast recently, and they worked just as well on the east coast.

If you want to stay up to date with the trends that are happening in real time on the water, check out our SUPER-Community.

We share all of our exact fishing spots and what the fish are biting, plus we teach you how to find spots yourself (and loads more!).

Check it out here.

P.S. have any questions about bad weather fishing? Let us know in the comments below!

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Steven Free

So you now probably understand what I have been saying all along about how different here in northeast fl is from South and central fl not much in the way of seagrass and clear water here but lots of oysters and docks with strong moving tides good report thanks 😊

Alfonso Diaz

Great video as always Luke. My wife loves St. Augustine, but I have never fished it and plan to in the near future after seeing this video. Thank you. Best, Al

Greg and Cindy Batchelor

Luke, always enjoy your videos and awesome tips. Thanks for all you and Joe do:)

Bill Zimmer

It was great to meet you Luke, I hope you come back to the St. Augustine area again. There are a lot of different but good areas to fish.

Larry Elkins

You make it look too easy Luke. It is the little things that u point out that makes it a good video.
Thanks alot

Bruce Somers


Nice job. This was fun to watch. 😁