Treasure Coast ‘From the Shore’ Fishing Report and Forecast: March 2016

Kurt Rohl with a snook cuaght at Bathtub Beach. PHOTO CREDIT: Capt. Chris Sharp
Kurt Rohl with a snook caught at Bathtub Beach. PHOTO CREDIT: Capt. Chris Sharp

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]arch fishing will bring mixed weather cold fronts then nice warm weather. Martin County is also dealing with water quality issues so you’re going to have to look hard to catch some fish. Redfish bite has been very good along the west side of the river from the power lines to Walton Road. A lot of redfish have been caught on the flats. Throwing shrimp under a cork or using soft rubber baits like the Monster 3X Shrimp. You can catch reds during a tide change, high tide being better than low, but look for the holes and a nice grass flat.

The trout bite has been strong too. Fishing the same flats as you do for redfish you should catch your limit to with no worries about getting skunked.

Snook season has opened and it’s been hit and miss and those who are catching are anglers fishing late night or early morning. Night time at bridges or inlets, you need to use a bait that will get down deep. Spool Teck baits, Flair Hawks and big First Light Jigs will get down to the holes where the snook are. Beaches have been tough snook fishing because of the waves, but there are some in the first trough. Use a plug like the Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnow and just throw it and hold on. Best places are the Fort Pierce Inlet and jetty, Jensen Beach Causeway and Roosevelt Bridge.

Pompano guys, it’s been hard surf fishing for them, so go look at the bridges and flats to catch some of these tasty fish. Little Jim Bridge has been really good during outgoing tide.

Bluefish guys, they are everywhere along the beach, just use cut bait and you won’t have any trouble. Walton Rocks Beach is the top place for these guys. There will be a lot sharks too, so treat those guys nice and let them go.

Tight lines!