2013 SPRING FORECAST:
March is a transitional
time for year. With loosing a hour of sleep, when "springing"
your clocks ahead. Local Angler's know this means, change is on
it's way! And until it gets really hot, that change means
"winds", and arrivals of some seasonal species.
The water will warm
steadily. And at this writing, I've already seen a 2 degree
warmer change since January.
I'll really be
concentrating on keeping tabs on where and what size are the
Speckled Sea Trout. And as we get closer to summer will follow
their track up river, as bait and shrimp migrate into the St.
Johns River once again. I target Weakfish too. Locally known as
"yellowmouth trout", can school up tight and be a lot of fun. At
the same time we're doing all this we can run into Pompano,
Redfish, and Sheepshead, all at the same time. So hang on!
Late April into May is a
big month for giant Redfish. Bottom fishing with live Mullet
(baitfish, not haircut) is the ticket. These fish are usually
over size (over legal keeping size). We don't talk about them
using "inches" but rather "pounds". And a 40 pounder, isn't
Same goes for a Redfishes
ugly cousin, the Black Drum. These fish will reach to 100
pounds, but in all reality. I'd just as soon catch them 2-12
pounds for best eating.
Small Bluefish, Jack
Crevalle, and Ladyfish, are three of those warmer water inshore
species that seem to show up overnight. For the avid angler with
good casting abilities. We'll start to see some Tripletails show
up, along riplines and crab trap buoys.
HOLIDAYS...Spring Breaks, and TPC time. If you know you're going
to be in the area. And you want to do some fishing. Give me a
call, before you leave your residence. Let's get you booked and
have those details taken care of already.
My "KIDS TRIPS". Two hours
just perfect for the kids. Usually best for kids 10 and under,
especially if there's multiples. Max. is 4 persons total. It's
the best thing going, that's for sure. And I do a huge amount of
them all year long.