Fernandina Beach to Flagler Beach
Includes Jacksonville and St. Augustine
March is a big month for fishing in our area due to an array of fish migrations. The first fish that is already showing up are giant black drum, which are moving in the St. John’s River, parts of the intercoastal waterway, Nassau River, and St. Mary’s waters. They absolutely love quartered blue crab set on deep, hard bottom areas.
The return of bull redfish will also be breaking unsuspecting anglers lines.
It’s the best time of the year to catch a speckled trout over 7-pounds and watch for flounder to trickle back to life. I don’t want to forget those who would love to fill the freezer with tasty sheepshead or whiting, as both of those species will be on a heavy feed throughout the call of spring. If the weather has kept you in this week, it’s time for that “little bit of everything” fishing trip this weekend.
Congrats to the NE wahoo competing team “Channel Surfer” for taking the lead in the Shootout this week, after weighing in an 82.86 and 72.36 pound wahoo. Lots of wahoo have been caught for those anglers that choose their days wisely, which seems to be any good weather day. Wahoo are biting along with a few blackfin tuna, haven’t heard of any dolphin but that’s right around the corner.
Have sight fishing cobia fever? You’re still looking at a couple of weeks and that’s with the hope of consistent warm weather. Best bet will be to those in fishing wrecks out past 100 feet water depths; taking advantage of the triggers and vermilion bites. Sunday might be the day to get out so keep a close eye on the weather.