|Posted by Capt. Josh on March 6, 2020 at 11:40 PM|
March is a very good moth for both inshore and offshore fishing. I will start inshore, Rredfish are roaming the outer points and islands look for mullet schools as they are a good key that red fish are close by. I like a mid incoming or high outgoing tide for targeting redfish, live pilchards or pinfish are my baits of choice. Snook are working there way out of the winter haunts to the oyster bars and points, look for deeper holes and a good current flow snook love to ambush there pray. Live pilchards free lined will make the snook feed very well. Sea trout are working out to the grass flast and oyster bars, early morning or on cloudy days i like a top water plug to target trout, the rapala skitter walk in white color is my all time favorite.
Offshore the hog fish are chewing great in 25-40 feet of water using a 1 1/2 ounce hogball jig is the way to go, make sure you have the jig all the way on the bottom and let it sit hog fish eat on the bottom. Huge mangrove snappers are in the same area i like to set a chum block or two out along with chunking cut threadfins to raise the sanppers off the bottom to mid depth or even on the surface. Free line a shrimp or cut bait and hold on tight these guys are pushing the 5 pound range. Cobia are showing up on the wrecks and shallow flats with sting rays make sure you have a rod rigged and ready.