Typically During The Month of March

Typically during the month of March, anglers can expect to catch some nice fish through out our region. During this time of year, Angler’s can use a few basic fishing techniques in order to bring a fish to the boat.

If you enjoy fishing during low light conditions, you may want to give a sub surface lure a try. These types of lures such as Rapala’s X-Rap saltwater (color bunker) are a great way to cover a large area. Game fish such as redfish, trout, or even snook will aggressively strike out lures that wobble from side to side and have plenty of flash. Some typical hotspots to catch fish such as reds or trout are in and around the “Thousand Islands” which are located along the western side of the Banana River south of State Road 520. Anglers can expect for these fish to be easily spooked . This is because of both air and water temperatures heating up. Thus, more boat traffic and fishing pressure. One way to overcome this is to practice a stealth like approach and make a long accurate cast to a targeted area. During this time of year, anglers could expect to catch spotted sea trout measuring up to 23 inches in length.

If you enjoy fishing with live bait and want a more relaxed style of fishing, then you may want to give a popping cork a try. In case you have never heard of or used of a popping corkit consists of a fixed cork that is rigged on to a 15 pound test mono leader that is 18 to 30 inches long. Attaching a live shrimp or scented jerk bait onto a popping cork and suspending the bait just above the bottom is a great way to target fish. Once the bait is in a targeted area, anglers will want to give the cork a quick tug. This will make a very distinctive sound that will get plenty of attention. This is especially true when conditions are calm. Angler’s will want to make a long cast in order to have a successful hook up. When conditions are right, angler’s should consider drifting. This style of fishing will allow angler’s to target sandy pot holes, grass flats, or even channel drop offs with ease. During this time of year Anglers can catch plenty of slot sized fish (18” to 27”) with an occasional larger fish.

Submitted By: Capt. Keith Mixon
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