March has certainly roared in like its reputation for being windy. Most days have been challenging at best to get out on the river. We did miss a couple days this past week when it was just out of control. When you can get out fishing, the bite has been fantastic on the flats. It's that transition time of year when the water finally hits the magic temperature and all the fish are hungry. We have enjoyed some good days out there!
We have enjoyed a very good trout bite this week and some nice sized ones as well that have been over the 20" mark. Live shrimp on popping corks, DOA CAL jerk baits and Deadly Combos have kept us busy on the trout flats. The CAL's have been working wonderfully to get the trout in the mood to eat. Ron, Mike & Timberly, Keith, Cai, Turner & Frank and Scott & Craig all had fun out on the flats. Some days it was a workout to fish the areas in all the winds, but the fish have continued to cooperate. Most areas that we fished have been producing trout. Harbor Branch, Queen's Cove, Round Island and Bear Point are just a few of the spots that we have fished with good results.
The redfish are biting around the mangroves when you were able to fish them. We also managed a couple nice flounder on the flats as well. Docks can keep you busy with sheephead, jacks and other species as the winds will let you fish them. Bluefish and mackerel are still being taken around the jetties with some redfish and flounder around those areas. March is always a good fishing month, but always a windy month to keep you guessing. Getting out early will generally give you a few hours to enjoy the water before the gusts set in for the day. Use the islands and shorelines to find the areas that are fishable.
Have fun and be safe out there!
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby....it's an
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner
A few photos from this weeks fishing...