March 03, 2023
By Capt. Jonathan Earhart
Capt. Jonathan Earhart predicts fishing trends from Wabasso Beach to Boca Raton, including Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Stuart, West Palm Beach and Lake Worth
March 3 - 5
March is a great month to target snook on the Treasure Coast. Water temps are warming with each passing day. This means snook will gradually become more active during the daytime feeding on baitfish like pilchards, mullet, croaker and occasionally shrimp. Freeline a bait near structure with moving water for plenty of action. Expect jacks, snapper, trout, redfish, bluefish and even tarpon as bycatch when targeting snook around structure. Rigging a 40 to 60lb leader with a 4/0 circle hook works well with medium size pilchards. Bottom fishing in the river has been fair for sheepshead and mangrove snapper. Pompano fishing has been hit or miss on the sailfish flats near the St. Lucie Inlet.
Nearshore fishing has been great this week for large jumbo lane snappers. Bottom fishing with cut bait will get plenty of bites when fishing a chicken rig with multiple hooks.
Some cobia are making a showing nearshore as well. Cobia jigs on heavy spinning outfits are recommended. Spanish mackerel remain plentiful at Pecks Lake. Shiny jigs with a high-speed retrieve will yield the bites.
Capt. Jonathan Earhart
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