March 24, 2023
By Capt. Kevin Lanier
Port St. Joe to Keaton Beach
Capt. Kevin Lanier of KC Sportfishing covers fishing from Mexico Beach to Steinhatchee, including Apalachicola, St. George Island, Carabelle, St. Marks and Keaton Beach
March 24 - 26
Just when we thought winter was over, I wake up to 35 degrees. Spring rolls in fresh shrimp today and so does the anticipation of the pending fishing to come. Pompano and sheepshead are hitting on the beaches and nearshore areas. Live or cut fresh shrimp are working the best with Fishbites also working well for pompano. I like the orange color myself. Early morning is the best time to work the beaches.
We were able to get offshore this week and there are a lot of fish to catch, and we were reminded how plentiful red snapper have become. We threw back a lot of fish in the 12-pound range. We got a decent bag of beeliners and black snapper with a few almaco jacks mixed in for fun.
Weather trends for this week seem to be good so there should be some good opportunities to be had. Keep an eye out for another cold front but we should start seeing improvement. Since spring is upon us watch for the king tides as well.
Mexico Beach, Florida