Mexico Beach Fishing Report: May 2014


[dropcap]I[/dropcap] love May! After the cold windy months of March and April, May will bring a bit of calmness, warmth and really awesome fishing. The warm days are here and the annual cobia migration is in full swing. I use chartreuse, pink and orange jigs along with artificial eels, as well as live crabs and live eels. Cobia will ride a SSE wind on the surface and if the wind is blowing any other way they will be deep. So use your jigs around any structure and you may go home with a nice prize for the grill. As the water warms, the flounder will move inshore and so will the big sheepshead. I fish for them around any structure and use live shrimp. Pompano are running the beaches and love sand fleas. Use a Pompano rig loaded with a sand flea on one hook and a piece of shrimp on the other. Sometimes you feel like chicken and sometimes you feel like steak, fish are like that too. You have to experiment to find out what they prefer that day. Happy Spring to you!