The winter is settling in we've had very nice weather with a few warmer days and an incoming cold front as I type which should help our florida keys backcountry fishing in november. In the everglades the snook and redfish fishing has been fair, we had some real good fishing after the last front but as of late it hasn't been the red hot fish-every-cast action but still good for the most part. Snook have been in the run-offs and around the mangrove-laden shorelines ready to eat pilchards and shrimp especially when it is cooler. The redfish the last week have thinned out and personally I've seen a lot of puppy drum, not the big 6-10 lbers as was around after the last front. We had good fishing the last couple times back there. With the warm weather several days ago we had a good day catching shark and tarpon too, landing 2 tarpon and several sharks. Tarpon are a possibility when the weather is warm and calm, though often not something you can plan on doing and having success with much this time of year- we were really shark fishing and happened to get a few lucky bites. The spanish mackerel have started getting a bit more consistent, back on the edge of the gulf around sprigger bank and beyond. The water is clear but the fish are there, if we are not finding them within 20 minutes it's usually best to move a bit further out. November gulf fishing islamorada is a good bet when it is calm, there have been a handful of tripletails and cobia out there. Capt. John Johansen has had some good mackerel fishing the last few days back there, as well as out front on the patch reefs with a big variety of species. Capt. John also had some shark and tarpon action the other day, catching a nice tarpon around flamingo with sharks as well before being chased home by weather. Capt. Skip Nielsen reported the same, real good fishing on the patches. Plenty of groupers including legal red groupers, hogfish, porgies, bar jacks, cero mackerel, mangrove snapper, mutton snapper, and more. Lots of baby amberjacks on the deeper patches too. It is a great option for a half day trip right now. Capt. Chris Daly had some good fishing a few days ago in the back, with some nice snappers around the islands with some snook as well as small grouper. Capt. Mike Venezia the other day reported some puppy drum redfish around some of the islands around flamingo. Everglades fishing in the winter should get better with the impending front. Capt. Bill Bassett had some good mackerel fishing in the gulf yesterday too, and Capt. Dave Morris on the FishWife had some nice cero mackerels today on the patches. The pilchards on the shorelines have still been catchable most mornings, though not always easy. A good head start leaving early can help with that. Fishing should stay good and even get better with the chill down we are getting tonight. Dropping to a nice 60 degrees. Give Bud n' Mary's a call if your looking to get on the water at 305-664-2461, we have plenty of islamorada fishing guides ready to put you on the fish!