Central St. Johns River
We’re hoping to continue our Speckled Perch season throughout the month of March. We’ve already have had a record breaking speck season with big weights coming in from Lake Woodruff and connecting water ways. This month all methods will be productive at various times of the month depending on moon phase, water temperature and water levels. Most productive time for the month should be around the new moon. March we will also start to come into to all of our spring and summer pan fish season, such as bluegill, warmouth and shell cracker. For panfish pitch crickets or minnows up against tree tops and vegetation.
This month is a great time for Bass fishing on the main St. Johns River. Artificial baits like top water lures and spinner baits will be productive. We could see some schooling activity in open water if water temperatures rise high enough. Look for pods of threadfin shad coming to the surface, this will create a feeding frenzy for bass. Use any lure that mimics the action of threadfin and you will have success. Also you can work spinner baits over hydrilla beds and around spatterdock lily pads. Of course wild river shiners produce big stringers of bass year round. Highland Park Fish Camp offers free fishing maps and up to date fishing reports by calling 1-800-525-3477 or following us on Facebook.
By Capt. Bryn Rawlins