First week of March and we have already seen 80 degree temps! Water temps inshore are floating right around 60 right now, and it already has the redfish beginning to break out of the large winter schools and into the “pods” of fish numbering in the 4-10 fish a pod. We have heard these pods of fish being found on the flats, under docks, along strucutre, and yes even tailing in the grass some at high tide already. Zman PaddlerZ, Yo-Zuri HD shrimp, and Gulp jerkshads have been some of the go-to artificials. Natural baits such as cut mullet, live minnows, and shrimp are also great choices. Trout continue to be spotty, but we are hearing more consistent reports of 5-10 fish being caught around shell rakes in 4-8ft of water using live shrimp or 4″ soft plastic baits on a jighead. Sheepshead are still consistent, with the better reports still coming from inshore around bridges and rock piles using fiddlers, oysters, or mussels.
While not many boats have made the trip tp the stream the past week, we are still hearing of wahoo up around the southwest banks and georgetown hole areas. Solid reports of blackfin tuna continue to come in from around the triple ledge and deli area down to the south.
Manager – Haddrell’s Point