Friday March 29th

Warning. Less than stellar fishing report about to begin. This past week went from bad to worse with both days proving very tough. We caught 8 Redfish with only 1 being larger than 30’inches and the others barely 20’inches on one trip. Our next outing we caught the islands “inshore grand slam ‘ ,redfish, trout,flounder and black drum. But that was it. 4 fish in all. Maybe it was the extreme king tides, or the incessant windy weather, but the bite was woeful. After a week of north wind and chilly nights, our area water temps have fallen back into the 50’s after reaching a high of 64deg a week or so back. That doesn’t help matters. Most guides I’ve discussed fishing with are also of the same feeling that both the inshore and offshore reef fishing has been terrible. Most boats couldn’t even make it to the nearshore reefs because of weather conditions. We have a warming trend over the next couple of days and hopefully the bite picks up. looks like the larger Redfish and small Sharks are still a week or so away. Don’t blame the messenger.

 


Monday March 11

The boat is back in the water and the 2019 fishing season is officially underway. I haven’t wet a line in over a month so My 1st few victims, err, I mean clients, could be test subjects for the next week or so. Water temps are unusually warm for this time of year and that is good. Sharks could be here by late this month and more importantly the Bull Reds. I did catch some very nice Reds and also some Black Drum fun fishing with friends last month, but patience and timing are everything this time of year. The biggest factor in fishing around here, regardless of time of year, is the food source. aka bait! What Mullet and Shrimp are to the Fall season, Menhaden and Herring are to Springtime fishing, and water temperature has control over that scene. Keep your fingers crossed for consistent warm air and no cold fronts. Thanks for checking out my report. Hope you have a Blessed Day and experience some tight lines in the near future.