Port St. Joe to Keaton Beach
Includes Apalachicola, St. George Island, Carabelle, St. Marks and Keaton Beach
Seems like Spring time comes a little earlier every year and we get surprised when we hear about those first runs of fish showing up. I mean, last year we caught some Spanish Mackerel in February. I have not heard that yet, but sheepshead and pompano are definitely being caught.
Get those spanish trees out and tuned up. I run mine a little different than most. I do not use a clark spoon behind mine, I run a little spoon called a Coho Killer made by Silver Horde Lures out of Lynnwood Washington. These little spoons are a perfect imitator of a Glass Minnow. Available in a variety of colors and they hold up. Look them up, Silver Horde Gold Star lures. I swear by these and I have caught just about everything on them.
Rig your spanish trees behind a one to eight ounce trolling weight, I count as I drop them back, so I know about how many seconds behind the boat they are, and then troll between three and five mph. Do not be surprised if something bigger hits from time to time.
Any rod and reel set up is fine but lighter is more fun
Mexico Beach, Florida