Sebastian Offshore

By Capt. Doug Kaska

brevardWell let’s put February behind us the fishing was hot and cold for some anglers. While I am writing this the winds are blowing hard and the seas are rough. I hope March shows us some good weather.

The Cobia bite should be strong as many have already been caught. I cannot stress too 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 Cobia have been hanging around all winter on the wrecks and reefs.

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, Mangrove, Mutton, and Lane Snapper have been on the reefs in good numbers.

The Mahi Mahi bite has been slow, but should start to pick up this year. I heard several big cows have caught in the deeper waters. They are being caught in 120-500ft. of water; remember the waters have been going through so many changes. I have been slow trolling to get them to bite.
If you got a deep drop rig you might want to go out to the 600ft area and drift for tile fish it is back in season. I have heard of some big fish being caught.

Capt. Doug Kaska runs a 21’ Shoalwater cat style hull that will handle up to 4 people with ease and comfort with a smooth dry ride. If you are looking to fish the flats or go offshore this boat will do it. He runs the Evinrude 150 E-Tec which is quiet and very fuel efficient.

Forecast by Capt. Doug Kaska
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