Sebastian Inlet Offshore Fishing Forecast: March 2014


Well let’s see what I can talk about, I know FISHING. As I am writing this the winds are blowing hard and the seas are rough. I remember what my mother always told me about March “Rolls in like a lion and out like a lamb.” Well let’s hope that’s what it will do.

As I look into March I continue to see the cobia bite to be strong as many have already been caught. I cannot stress to you to make sure that all the fish are legal size, if it is close when you measure it please put it back as it will shrink in the box, (remember the cold water/ice factor). The FWC has been out in force and will continue to do so as the better weather continues.

Look for the cobia to be on the rays and free swimming. They should be anywhere from the beach to about the 80 foot marking this time of year.

As the waters start warming back up again look for the tripletail to be on the surface along the weed lines and free swimming, so remember to have that pitch rod ready with a nice shrimp or piece of clam.

The bottom fishing bite has been fantastic, I look for that to continue through March. Triggerfish and grouper are being caught along with the endangered RED SNAPPER (HAHA).

The mahi mahi bite has started to pick up early this year. I heard several big cows have been caught in the deeper waters. They are being caught in 120-240ft. of water. Remember the waters have been going through so many changes. I have been slow trolling to get them to bite.