March is the turn-around month for our weather and a big push of migratory fish show up. We are seeing temperatures climbing back into the 80’s along with water temperatures warming from cold winter into something more comfortable for fish: the magic 70 degrees.
We have a lot of different fish to target but our normal red fish, snook and trout action is nothing short of excellent. These fish will be making their way out to the shallow flats and rock bars hungry and ready to eat. Live pilchards or pin fish are my baits of choice right now. An XL Mirro Dine in the 808 color is an all-around great lure to use for catching reds, snook and trout.
Cobia are showing up and you can find these guys in the shallow and deep waters off of Florida’s Adventure Coast. I like to fish shallow water on the high tide and deep water of ten or more feet on the low tide.
Spanish mackerel are swimming around the deeper flats along with Bonita. I like to use anything white or flashy; a silver spoon works very well.
Offshore, the hog fish and mangrove snapper bites are still very good with a good number of sheepshead mixed in for good measure.