The best bet for offshore fishing is Sheepshead, they are on fire. Head out to the reefs and concrete piles, using light tackle, 1 or 2/0 sharp hooks with shrimp, fiddler crabs or oysters. They are ranging from 12 to 20 inch. Also the Sea Bass are “thick as thieves” and of course the ole faithful grunts.
April 1st is not far away and we”ll be after red grouper again but until then come on down and get the sheep’s before they move off.
I know it’s March and it is supposed to be windy every day, but so far there have only been a couple of days too rough to work with.
Water temps have made it to the upper 60’s and the flats have come to life. We are catching Speckled Trout in the shallow flats and the deeper flats as well. Also the last several days we have caught our limit of oversize Specks.
Warmer water has turned on the Redfish in their usual places, such as shell bars and hard bottom areas. Reds are bunched this time of year, making it easy to miss them. They seem to be very aggressive when bunched up though, meaning they will chase down baits, including topwater. Very exciting!!
I included a photo of myself with a couple of nice upper slot Reds caught yesterday.